4 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Vacation


Managing Money

I have a confession to make: I don’t really like to travel. I know that’s not popular to say, but there it is. The reasons are at least twofold: I have some anxiety about flying and travel in general. I’m a homebody. I just really enjoy being home. Having said all that, I’ve traveled quite a […]

June 9, 2014

Credit Cards for College Students and Young Adults


Managing Money

In a little less than two weeks we’ll be putting our daughter on a plan to London, where she will be studying and working a journalism internship for eight weeks. It’s such an amazing opportunity for her, but one full of lots of details and new things to learn about. One of the many things […]

May 16, 2013

3 Ways to Deal with a Fluctuating Income


Managing Money, The Rest

Lots of personal finance advice assumes you have 12 or 24 or 26 equal paychecks each year. But if you’re a person or family with a fluctuating or irregular income, much of that advice won’t work for you. We’re such a family, and if you have income from any of the following sources, chances are you […]

April 3, 2013

Blog Rewind: 25 Ways I Save Money


Managing Money

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s talk a little green. Six years ago a blogger named Dawn wrote a list of 25 things she did to save money on her blog, Frugal for Life. (It appears Dawn no longer blogs at FFL, but the blog remains up if you want to check out the […]

March 15, 2013

2 Phone Calls, 20 Minutes = $432 Saved


Managing Money

When it comes to money, I believe in looking for ways to save money before you look for ways to make more money. And when it comes to saving money, I believe in examining recurring charges before one-time purchases, because the same amount of effort will pay rewards month after month. But it pays to […]

March 5, 2013

Save Money on Filing Your Taxes


Managing Money

It’s gray and rainy here today, and I’m working on getting our tax information together, so I wanted to quickly pass along these tax resources to you. If You File Your Own Taxes You can complete your federal tax return for free using H&R Block’s online product. State returns are additional. If You Use an […]

February 7, 2013