Prepaid Credit Cards for College Students

prepaid credit cards for college students

Using prepaid credit cards for college students is a great way for kids to have money for expenses, while the parents still control the money. It is also a great way for a college student to learn how to budget while experiencing life out on his/her own. This is the first time, in most cases, […]

Becoming a Caregiver of Aging Parents #GenworthIns

becoming a caregiver of aging parents

Information for this Becoming a Caregiver of Aging Parents post is sourced from Genworth Financial. Becoming a caregiver of aging parents can be very stressful and a very emotional time. I grew up with my mom and sister while living with my grandparents. I was in 5th grade when we moved in with them, and […]

Multiple Streams of Income – How To Find Them

multiple streams of income

We are always interested in learning ways on how to add multiple streams of income to what we are already bringing in. Between the economy taking a dive, people losing their jobs and the general increase in cost of living we have really struggled. The economy does not seem to be recovering anytime soon, which […]

Financial Tips for Stay at Home Moms

financial tips for stay at home moms

As much as a love being a stay at home mom, things can be tight…and a little daunting at times. It will be six years that I have been home at the end of March. The position I held in Information Technology was eliminated at the company I was working at…there was not warning. One […]

Do You Need Life Insurance?

do you need life insurance

I have a really hard time talking about anything that involves my demise – or that of anyone else for that matter. I know that life insurance and even a Will are very important things that my husband and I need to discuss. As much as I do not like to think about dying, you […]

Setting Financial Goals

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In order to accomplish things you want in the future, you need to set goals.  Then start working on the tasks to reach those goals.  Perhaps it is to pay off a college loan, go on vacation, or save for college for your children.  Without goals, it is almost as if you are wandering aimlessly. […]

Creating An Effective Budget and Paying Down Debt

Creating An Effective Budget When working on your family budget, there are many things that come into play in creating an effective budget.  Not only should it include your income and expenses, but your values should come into play as well.  If you are planning a new budget or updating a current budget, it is […]

Preparing Your Own Financial Plan Post College

I remember many years ago when I was in college dreaming of the day I would graduate and make beaucoup bucks.  Well, I graduated college but am still waiting on the beaucoup bucks!  I am sure this is the case with most college graduates.  Finding a lucrative paying job post graduation is getting more and […]

Simple Healthy Meal Plan

Simple Healthy Meal Plan Now that I am starting to earn an income, I really want to get back to better meals for our children by stating with a simple healthy meal plan.  I do not know that I can go as far as to shop entirely organic again but I am definitely going to […]