When your paycheck hits your bank account, it might not look like much. No matter the size, if you spend less, you’ll have more to save and invest. Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes are taken out, too. Medical, dental and vision insurance and your 401(k) contribution are withdrawn before you even see your […]
Watch Six On History Channel But Watch Out For The Negative Money Message
Love the show, Six, on The History Channel. Hate the money message. Walton Goggins was great playing Boyd Crowder on “Justified.” I’ll watch him anytime anywhere. That means I am watching “Six” — a mini-series based on Seal Team Six a very entertaining show. I love the positive theme, “Never leave a brother behind.” It’s […]
Smart Shoppers Guide: Look Fabulous For Less Money
Be a smart shopper. You can look fabulous without spending a lot of money. I used to be excited when I bought something on sale. The “deal” was my indication of success. In hindsight, I wasted a lot of money with this mindset. Price is only one part of the equation. A better way to […]
Tightwad Tuesday: Smart Shopper’s Guide To Expensive Purchases
In Episode 10 of Tightwad Tuesdays, I share thinking behind making a major purchase. Skiing is my favorite sport so I bought new boots this season. Were they an expense or an investment? You tell me! What was your very best sporting goods purchase?
5 Benefits Of Building A Winter Wardrobe Capsule
Have you heard of The Project 333 Challenge: Reduce your wardrobe to 33 total items? The system consists of paring down the clothes in your closet to the items you love the most, fit the best and go together well. Now that’s a sensible idea! Courtney Carver, the mastermind behind Be More With Less, recommends […]
One Easy Financial Move That’s Free To Check Your Credit Information
One way to instantly improve your finances is to check your credit report. You can do this for free so you don’t have to pay anything to check for errors and double check your data is correct.