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 […]
Last summer I decided that it was time we had a proper emergency fund. We had a garden variety savings account, but that’s not really the same thing. We had other assets we could have tapped if we needed to – retirement savings, college savings, credit card lines of credit, life insurance cash value. Again, not the […]
I’m a big believer in little amounts of money. Two years ago, in July of 2012, I wrote about the $318 in proceeds from my garage sale and what I was doing with them. I didn’t realize it at the time but that was the first of what would become regular found money update posts. Since […]
Note: A side income or extra stream of income can make a big difference in your ability to meet your financial goals. Sometimes that’s as simple as selling stuff around your house for extra cash, and sometimes it looks more like working a part-time job or starting a full-fledged side business. This post is about […]
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 […]
It’s past time for a found money update. In fact, I blew right past the three month mark and am now at the six. So what follows is an update for the months of October, 2013 – March, 2014. If you’re wondering what found money is, I summarized the concept here. But the basics are that […]
When I started The Family CEO back in 2006 I was focused on slashing expenses, making extra money, and paying off our debt. Since then we’ve paid off almost all debt (we have one mortgage and one unexpected car loan left), and have turned our attention to adding to our savings (both emergency and retirement) and […]
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 […]
Since I’ve started including blogging income in my found money updates, there has been some interest in exactly how I make money blogging. I’ve been dragging my feet in writing about it because I wasn’t sure exactly what information to include. I’ve spent over seven years blogging and learning about blogging and there is a […]
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 […]
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