Over 100 budgeting categories to get anyone started planning their spending

One of the first steps to creating a monthly spending plan or budget is figuring out what categories you need to track. One sure path to failure in creating a spending plan is not forgetting to account for normal expenses. Below you find a list of more than 100 potential budgeting categories to get you […]

Why the “secret” to financial success isn’t really a secret

I apologize but it is time for me to rant just a little. Bear with me. I love books. In fact I probably already have enough unread books I have purchased to keep me reading for the next 10-15 years. I admit that my book addiction might be just a little bit of a sickness. […]

A tale of two bills: Finding savings in your monthly expenses

Recently I was looking through my budget looking for things I could cut to add a little bit more margin. There were two things I identified. Tale 1: Our daily newspaper delivery We get one of the local newspapers delivered to our home each day. When I first signed up for the service a few […]

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine

One of my favorite money-saving sites that I enjoy following is the Money Saving Mom. Crystal Paine and the crew of people who write for her provide tons of money-saving tips to help you save in all aspects of your life. One of the things I appreciate most about Crystal is her story. She talks […]

5 Financial lessons from Mr. Spock

As a  long time Trekker, I was saddened last week by the death of Leonard Nimoy. So in honor of Mr. Spock, here are a few of his more famous quotes from the series, with a little financial twist to each one. “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing […]