3 Ways to Keep Clutter from Accumulating in Your Home


Achieving a clutter-free house, room, closet, or drawer is one thing; keeping it that way is quite another. It’s an ongoing process. It’s true that the process gets easier with time, but it’s a process nonetheless. Here are three strategies I’ve discovered to make it easier. Skip the free stuff. Earlier this month Tom and I went to […]

April 27, 2015

3 Kitchen Shortcuts to Make Your Life Easier


We’ve been doing a lot more eating at home this year, especially in the last month, so I’ve been falling back on the shortcuts that have stood the test of time in our kitchen. Here are three of my favorites, and I’ve been using them so long that I don’t remember where I first heard about them. […]

March 23, 2015

4 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

Managing Money, Simplifying

Note: On posts like these I like to restate my disclosure that The Family CEO is for general information or entertainment purposes only and does not constitute professional financial advice. For information regarding your specific situation, contact your financial advisor. Many of us are looking to simplify: emptier calendars and cleaner closets is our battle […]

March 5, 2015

6 Decluttering Strategies that Work for Me


We’re in a state of transition at our house and I’ve been decluttering like a madwoman. Here’s why: My daughter Lindsey is graduating from college this weekend. She has taken a job in Kansas City (yay!) and will be moving home for a bit. She’s moving to a bedroom in the basement in order to […]

May 16, 2014

Selling Online to Get Ready for the Holidays


We’re entering what amounts to the busiest time of the year for most people. The holidays bring lots of time commitments in the form of shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, attending social events, and maybe even hosting parties and get togethers as well. So why would anyone want to add to all those stressors by adding […]

October 29, 2013

Packing Simplified: Carry-On Luggage


This past Thursday through Sunday I attended the Financial Blogger Conference in Denver and it allowed me to accomplish something I’ve never done before. I didn’t do any public speaking or win any awards and I didn’t climb to the top of Pike’s Peak. No, my big win was that I packed light enough to […]

September 10, 2012

The Money Hiding in Your House: Textbooks


Most of the time it’s not worth the trouble to try selling books online. The vast majority of books don’t bring a lot of money. And the ones you think might be worth the most (John Grisham novels, books by Oprah’s trainer) are actually worth the least because there are so many of them floating […]

May 24, 2012

40 Day Clutter Challenge


Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Quintessentially Kate about Found Money, and I’m excited to welcome Lisa from Organize365 to The Family CEO.  Here’s Lisa: Sometimes when your priorities are in the right place, the money takes care of itself. This winter our life was spinning out of control. I […]

May 22, 2012