Dave Ramsey calls it a Legacy Drawer. My husband, Tom, calls it a Doomsday Sheet. Whatever you decide to call yours, you must have one. I’m talking about a summary of financial info that your family would need if anything were to happen to you. I know you don’t want to think about this. No […]
I love getting comments and emails from you guys about the things we talk about on the blog, and last week I got an email from a reader named Elise, who gave me permission to share her story. Here is what she wrote: I just read your updated found money post and wanted to leave a comment. […]
This post started out as things you could do today to improve your finances. And you could do all of these things today, so if you’re a real go-getter, have at it. But when the number of items turned out to be seven, it seemed like a no brainer to make these things you could do […]
Almost nine years ago I hired myself to make the most of our family’s finances. In that time I’ve tried lots of different strategies, some of which have stuck and some of which have fallen by the wayside. This week, however, I found myself doing some of the things that have become more or less routine in my […]
Last October the Kansas City Royals went on a magical ride that started with the American League Wild Card Game (the most exciting game of any kind I’ve ever seen in person) and ended in game 7 of the World Series. The entire city was in a collective good mood and talked of nothing else for the entire month. […]
Early last year I blogged about how we had switched to a high deductible, Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible health insurance policy for 2014. You can follow the link above to read the specifics, but the basics were these: 1. While we had had a high deductible policy for a number of years, our policy had office […]
Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl myself. I do most of my Christmas shopping from home, with just a trip or two out during the month of December to pick up a few things and soak up some holiday atmosphere. But I do love those holiday bargains and […]
Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m popping into share this video of 12 Costco shopping tips that I ran across on the Crazy Coupon Lady’s site. Even though I’ve been a diehard Costco shopper for years, I learned some new things so I thought it might be helpful to some of you too. Especially with the holidays upon us. […]
How much does college cost? I’ve been tracking our college costs for our daughter, Lindsey, down to the last dollar through four years of college and – I’m going to be honest – this final update was the trickiest to do. You can see the first three years of updates here: year 1, year 2, year […]
So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see it here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]
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