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Alaska Trip

Ultimate Guide to an Alaska Bus Tour

Just returned from an AMAZING 10 day bus tour of Alaska to celebrate my husband’s recent retirement.  What a trip!  Normally, we are cruise fans, but as we all know, cruises are mostly a no-go these days, so we opted for a bus tour with Grayline Alaska instead.  So settle in and I’ll tell you […] Read more…

How to Navigate the 2020 She-cession

What exactly is a she-cession as opposed to a regular recession?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  As you may have heard (I’m joking here!) – 2020 has sent various curveballs our way. One of the biggest curveballs being COVID-19 that sent ripples through the world and the majority of our lifestyles.  Yes, it’s definitely […] Read more…

7 Strategies for Financial Independence – FIRE

What I Wish I’d Learned About Financial Independence Twenty Years Ago   By Sydney Everson   If I had a time machine to go back and talk to myself as a younger woman, there’s a lot of advice I’d give myself. Hey girl, I’d say if I was trying to sound cool (and failing), go easy on […] Read more…

10 Secrets of Women Who Always Have Money

Thinking about the women I’ve known in my life, it seems like they mostly fall into two camps – women who always have money on hand and those who scrimp and struggle with money.  I don’t know about you darlin’, but I definitely want to be in the first group, and for the most part, […] Read more…

Future College Student

Financial Tips To Help Your Future College Student

It seems like just yesterday you were helping your baby get on the bus for kindergarten and now you’re talking to them about the colleges they are interested in attending. Time sure does fly, and while it is easy to get swept up in all of the excitement and changes that are going to happen […] Read more…

15 hacks to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise. Everything is negotiable and with a little work, you can save a LOT. #cruises #travel #cruisedeals #frugaltravel #guestposter

15 Hacks to get the BEST Cruise Deals

Today, we have a special treat.  I’ve invited Divya from The Travel Savings Addict to guest post to share her best tips on how to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise vacation.   Follow these simple tricks to save money on your next cruise holiday!! While cruises are super fun, they can be costly. […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

A side hustle can be very helpful for both your finances and your life. Read more to find out why.

5 Reasons Why You NEED a Side Hustle

I am guest-posting this week for my friend Charissa over at Cook with a Shoe.  She is running a whole series on the side hustle and she asked me to write about my experiences with side hustles.  Here is my post about Fiverr and I’m working on another one about being a Pinterest VA (Virtual Assistant). […] Read more…

Tips You Need to Manage Your Online Shopping

An online shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances.  Actually, ANY kind of shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances, but online shopping is SO easy, it can get out of hand very quickly.  All it takes is a few clicks and you can really blow your budget for […] Read more…

Several solutions to pay off your holiday overspending.

I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

OK my lovelies – the holiday season is officially over.  The turkey has been eaten, the presents unwrapped, the decorations are ready to go back in their boxes, and it’s time for the Christmas bills to start arriving.  If you have done significant overspending during this holiday, this is the part you have been dreading, […] Read more…

Moving? How to pack like a BOSS!

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […] Read more…

debt snowball

Get Out of Debt with a FREE Debt Snowball

A debt snowball is an incredibly powerful way to pay off debt quickly and easily.  They are fairly easy to set up and use, and they are very powerful.  They can literally save you thousands in interest over the life of a loan and help you get out of debt years earlier.  I will even […] Read more…

Avoid Library Fines

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  Last year, my son ran up more than $78 in library fines and fees.  That’s some serious money for something that is theoretically free.  Fortunately, they agreed to let him pay his library fines online and we were able to negotiate a reduction since it was a first-time occurrence.  Keep in mind, this wasn’t […] Read more…

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