Money management is one of those things that pretty much no one is completely “comfortable” with. Even if you feel like you’re on top of things, it is all but inevitable that you will sometimes spend more in a particular budget category then you should have, that you will have less money coming in than you thought you would on a given month, or that you will have forgotten … [Read more...] about Why an Envelope Style Budgeting System Might Be a Lifesaver
Everyone uses ziplock bags – it is hard to imagine life without them in a busy household of packing lunches, freezing food bought in bulk to save money, storing arts and crafts supplies. You get the idea. They are versatile bags that make life a little easier on us moms. Have you ever considered reusing them to save money though? You can wash your ziplock bags out and reuse … [Read more...] about The Proper Way to Reuse Your Ziplock Bags
There will always come a time in your life when you have to start thinking about investments. Perhaps you have found that you have built up a solid amount of savings over the years and now you are faced with the decision of what to do with it. Or, maybe thinking about the future has started to worry you and you’re wondering whether you have enough money for a happy retirement. … [Read more...] about ‘Money In The Bank’ Doesn’t Mean What It Used To
Differences in opinion within a marriage are bound to happen, and these opinions can range from personal time, housework, and child care. However, the most common subject that leads to marital strife is money. Conflict regarding money management in a relationship comes to no surprise. Most of us have not been taught the importance of money management by our parents or our … [Read more...] about Love and Money: Why Financial Talks Matter
It doesn’t matter what your money situation is, there’s always something you can be doing to make it better. It doesn't matter if it is bad or good. Whatever your money situation was like in 2017, 2018 is the year of change. With the first monthly nearly over, as scary as that is, it’s time to put your thinking head on and maximize your money. It isn’t always easy to think of … [Read more...] about What To Do With Your Money This Year!
It may not be glamorous or fun, but setting a budget for your family and your finances is really important, especially as a new year has just started. Priorities change, new things will need money to be spent on, and the family situation can change from time to time. So if you haven’t been creating a budget for a long time, then it can help to take some time to do it now. What … [Read more...] about Building a Family Budget That Actually Works For You
Winter is upon us, and in combination with the financial hangover the majority of us are nursing after the festive season - finances can be a sore spot. The credit card statements are coming in thick and fast, and in addition, we are now starting to get bills for the past few months of cold weather, which are enough to take our breath away like a cold frosty … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Save Money on Heating Your Home This Winter