I Love You Like a Blogger Roundup – 4/3


I love new opportunities, and over the last two weeks I’ve had one land on my lap.  I’ve found a new writing client to replace one parted ways with towards the end of 2014.   Vonnie and I will have to sit down and figure out what this means for our budget, making sure that we put the income to good use. That definitely deserves a fist pump, so get your hands up and give me a “one time” on this glorious Friday! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump 4 Ways To Put Your Budget Back on Track from Eyes On […] Read more »

Buy One Get One Free Deal From SNICKERS®!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias You’re not you when you’re hungry and SNICKERS® is here to help! Have you ever had a time when you realized that you were hungry…. and grumpy? Not feeling like yourself? A little out of sorts? Maybe you need a SNICKERS®. Head on over to the SNICKERS® Facebook page and check out the Hunger Handler App. You can take a quiz and figure out which SNICKERS® is right for you. You’ll also receive a buy one, get one free coupon for […] Read more »

Tips for Saving Up While Studying for a Postgraduate Degree

Aside from balancing your personal, work, and study life, another factor why professionals are not too enthusiastic in getting a postgraduate degree is that it can be pretty expensive. If you already have a family, it is totally understandable that you need to save as much money as you can in order to provide a decent lifestyle to your partner and children. However, you do not really have to give up on your dream of entering graduate school. Whether you are taking up an executive MBA program, or you are getting a master’s in science or fine arts degree, you can find a lot […] Read more »

Getting Real To Get Out Of Debt

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Editor’s note: The world can seem a bleak place when you are in debt. You look on your life, and the lives of the ones you love, and there is nothing than debt, strict budgeting and denial of your most sacred and cherished wants. It isn’t like that. There is life after debt and there is nothing like the story of a debt-survivor to make you see this. Today we bring you Jon’s debt story and hope you’ll be inspired. Jon is a fellow blogger who paid off his debt and is now building a decent investing portfolio. My name […] Read more »

Save $0.75 On Campbells Soup At Walmart!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias When I think of comfort food, the first thing that pops into my mind is a great tasting soup.  Soup is easy to make, tastes great, and is the perfect meal for a family on the go during the week! Create real homemade meals in 30 minutes or less with Campbell’s® Soups for Easy Cooking. These soups come in four flavors, helping you to create a variety of comforting dishes and reinvent traditional family favorites in fewer steps! For a limited […] Read more »

Why Burial Insurance is a Must


In 2008, the cremation rate in the United States was 36.02%, and there were 19,902 funeral homes in 2010. These numbers indicate that the funeral business is nowhere near slow. These are astonishing numbers telling you that before you leave, you need to ensure your family has a peace of mind. There are many without any term, whole life or, burial insurance. However, at the very least you should have final expense burial insurance. You Don’t Have a Life Insurance Policy in Place There can be numerous reasons you don’t have a life insurance policy in place. You don’t have […] Read more »

A Conversation Overheard: Teenagers Ordering Pizza For The First Time


Working at the kitchen table, I had my back to my twelve year old daughter and her friends who were watching TV in the living room. It was the first day of Spring Break, and they were excited for a week without school. I tried to tune out the sounds of whatever teenage girls usually talk about, when suddenly one of them said something that made my ears perk up. “We should order pizza!” The suggestion was meant to be a joke, but I listened to them begin to discuss some details such as what kind of pizza they would […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 3/27


I was taking a final look at my tax return before I sealed the manilla envelope and put it in our fireproof filing cabinet.  I couldn’t help but notice how much I earned last year with my blogging and online adventures.  I earned more as a part-time freelance writer in 2014 than any previous year.   There are limitless ways that a person can make some extra money – in fact our friends over at The Penny Hoarder recently compiled quite a list of side hustles that could fit nicely with any lifestyle.  Substantial income increases at my primary job have […] Read more »

The Vital Difference Between Skimping and Saving on Home Remodels


When you want to remodel your home, you are probably looking to save money wherever possible. Indeed, very few people start tearing down cabinetry and walls without first creating budgets and comparing costs. However, there is a very fine line between saving — a sensible endeavor to reserve resources — and skimping — the attempt at cutting corners and keeping a buck or two. Skimping during your home remodel could result in thousands of dollars of re-remodels down the line, when your inferior materials degrade and the shoddy craftsmanship starts to fall apart. If you can’t quite tell the difference […] Read more »

6 Ways to Pay Off Debt That You Might Not Have Considered Yet

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There a lot of ways to go about eliminating debt from your life. Setting out down that path has helped thousands of people to become happier, feel freer and also put their finances in order for the long-haul. Most of these approaches have the same goal in mind, with the large majority of these steps remaining fairly obvious for those already versed in financial health. But perhaps you’re not one of those people. Maybe you don’t quite “get it” nor have you invested a large amount of time thinking about how you can reset your bank balance and start out […] Read more »

Spice Up Your Basketball Event With A Great Deal From RO*TEL at Walmart!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JustAddRotel #CollectiveBias Are you creating a big snacking spread for the Big Tournament? Looking for ways to spice up game day and save money at the same time? #JustAddRotel is the perfect way to spice up your favorite recipes. From guacamole to pot roast sliders, adding a can of RO*TEL makes a traditional game day recipe into something extraordinary. Click this link http://cbi.as/4wqx  to print a Walmart coupon where you buy 3 cans of RO*TEL, you will get 1 can free! Hurry, this […] Read more »

Using Intermittent Spending To Stay On Budget


A body builder friend of mine recently posted a link to an article that caught my eye. The article described a diet methodology called Intermittent Fasting in which a person would consume all their food for the day in an 8 hour window followed by 16 hours of fasting. This wasn’t just some person’s half cocked idea about how people should eat, there was actually some science behind it. The thought is that eating all the food for a given day in a short period of time more closely resembled how our ancestors lived. Prehistoric man would spend the day […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 3/20


I’m happy to report that I successfully completed my taxes.  Submitted, approved, and paid for.  WHEW, it’s nice to have that off my back.  Now it’s time to turn my attention to saving and planning for our annual Memorial Weekend party.  This seems very appropriate given it’s the first day of Spring. Wait, what?  First day of Spring? That deserves a fist pump all on it’s own….. Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Living On Credit Cards from Live Real, Now Experience over the Event from Debt Discipline Here’s Why You’re Broke: A Sense of Entitlement from Club Thrifty How […] Read more »

Seven Things My Son Needs To Know About Having His Own Debit Card


My son, who recently turned sixteen and got his driver’s license, also just scored his first part-time job. For the first time in his life he will have the responsibility of scheduled work shifts, but will also enjoy a biweekly paycheck. With a steady income, as well as the expenses of gasoline, car maintenance and insurance that come with driving privileges, he will be traveling new ground in financial responsibility. When he came home from the required drug test for his new job he was told that he could have his paycheck direct deposited into a bank account. My son […] Read more »