Our Family’s Non-Health Insurance Coverage

I was originally planning to post this on Tuesday morning, but just after we finished breakfast, our 4-year-old fell off the picnic table bench and busted the back of her head open (on a flimsy plastic storage drawer that holds Legos, of all things), and we spent the morning at the ER instead. In the […]

Couples and Money: How to Have a Healthy Relationship

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: One of the biggest sources of stress in a relationship is money.  From how it’s spent to how much is saved, there are hundreds of decisions to be made.  And when you have two people who are trying to make the decisions together, it’s even more […]

Secure Online Shopping with V.me by Visa

I am a huge fan of shopping online. There’s nothing more frustrating that dragging my four girls from store to store — unbuckling them and then buckling them back in each time — in search of the perfect gift or something specific that we need. Thanks to the internet, I can avoid all of that […]

Is Your Money Ready for an Emergency?

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: The past few weeks have been a lesson in just how important it is to have money ready for an emergency. We’ve had our share of car repairs, home repairs, and doctor bills.  Just days before we left town to go to a work-related conference, we […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Financial Independence

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I know that when I hear the phrase “Celebrate Independence Day,” I’m supposed to conjure up visions parades, fireworks, and our the forefathers declaring independence from Great Britain way back in 1776. But celebrating independence has come to mean much more to me now that we’re debt […]

Making Maintenance a Priority in Your Budget

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: A car won’t run without oil.  A body will get sick without a healthy diet and exercise. A roof will leak if old shingles aren’t replaced. It doesn’t matter what you own – you’ve got to take care of it if you want it to last. Unfortunately, […]

{30} Ways to Make Money from Home

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn’t help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month […]

Money Managements Skills Can Grow Your Career

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: About 10 years ago, my husband and I took a whole new approach to our finances. We were sick of living paycheck to paycheck. Our goal was to pay off all of our debt (except the mortgage) and to build our dream home in the country.  It […]