Any last-minute shoppers out there? Only 3 more days until Christmas! We made the mistake of going out to dinner near the mall last night; the traffic was horrendous. Why do so many people go out to shop? I’d rather stay in and shop online. How about you?
As September is coming to a close, you are probably looking forward to the falling leaves and dressing up for Halloween. However, if you plan to host Thanksgiving at your house this year, you should really start getting organized now. Hosting family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner can be a very stressful undertaking!
It is that time of year again … tax time. In the past, I always knew I would get a tax refund each year. I set it up this way so I had a nice little boost each February. This made doing taxes pretty much a joy. When Dan and I got married, we both enjoyed getting a refund at tax time. Again, this made doing taxes fun. We were excited to see how much we could spend on a bit of a “gift” to ourselves.
No doubt about it, the Christmas season is the most beautiful time of year. Lights sparkle inside and outside homes, 12 foot Santa Clause figures loom over rooftops and lawns, artificial candles burn in windows, and electric bills soar. It’s easy to get caught up in all the hoopla of the holidays and blow January’s budget […]
If there is one thing that every married couple should know, it is that you have to continue dating to keep the love and romance alive. When we first get together and feel that rush of butterflies at just the sight of that guy or gal, we look forward to date night. We cannot wait […]
Though we all know that saving money is important, it can also seem like quite a chore. Listed below are some relatively painless ways to save $50 this month, and in some cases, you’ll save much more. Buy an outfit from the thrift store instead of from the mall. It takes a little legwork, but […]
When I got married, I was thrilled to take on a new last name because I was never very fond of my maiden name. I was happy creating my new signature and buying as many things as I could with my new initials. I even came up with ways to incorporate my new monogram in our decor. […]
How to Extend Your Grocery Dollars Without Extending Your Time in the Kitchen I have a constant struggle between my desire to make delicious and nutritious meals, my need to remain within a given budget, and the limited amount of time I want to spend in the kitchen (none). This struggle tends to lead me […]
Planning a vacation soon? You probably want to spend all of your travel money on the fun things you will see and do on vacation… who wouldn’t? However, minor annoyances can make traveling a bit more difficult than it needs to be. Why not spend a bit of your vacation fund on these helpful and […]
At the beginning of a new year, my husband and I like to revisit our budget and make changes based off of our spending the previous year. When we sat down this year we realized that we needed to make some changes with our utilities. In 2015, we cut our cell phone bill in half […]