Save at Sears this Memorial Day with ShopAtHome.com

searsSince I’m an uber-cheap mama, I’m always looking for ways to save on anything and everything. And since I pretty much hate crowds and queueing, the convenience of online shopping is something I take advantage of when I can. Besides being able to shop in my pajamas, online stores almost always have some great deals.

One of my favorite places to do my online shopping is ShopAtHome.com. It’s a website I use to get the best of both worlds – saving and avoiding the masses. And, I just found out that there is a super-massive sale going on there this weekend. Check out the deets! [Read more…]

Is Entrepreneurship Really Better than the 9-5?

Now that nobody in our house has a "real job," we get a lot of strange looks and questions. So, is entrepreneurship really better than the 9-5 grind?Ever since Greg quit his job in March, we’ve been getting a lot of strange questions and looks. It seems that people thought it was perfectly normal for me to “not really have a job,” but it’s super weird for Greg to fall into that camp too. Now that we both work at home, people are racking their brains trying to figure out how we survive. A few questions I’ve gotten recently: [Read more…]

Keys to Surviving and Thriving with a Freelance Income

Nobody in our house has a "real" job, and that's just how we like it! Though freelance income is wildly variable, here's how we survive and thrive.In case you hadn’t heard, my husband started working at home with me in early March of this year. Yep, he totally quit his job…..again. So instead of putting in his 40+ hours at the funeral home, he’s spending his days twenty feet from me in our home office.

While the change has been awesome for our family, it did mean losing out on the very few work-related benefits we did have. My husband’s stable income – gone. His 401K match – gone. The small stipend his employer paid towards our health insurance – gone.

Yep, now that we both work at home, we’re completely on our own. But, are we scared? Heavens no.

As someone who has been self-employed for several years now, I have learned a thing or two about what it means to have absolutely no idea how much money you’ll make from one month to the next. And we’re not just surviving, we’re thriving. [Read more…]

What to Do if You’re in Trouble with the IRS

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IRS – taxes concept – file cabinet label, bronze holder against grunge and scratched wood

No matter how you spin it, taxes are a pain. Still, it’s something we all must face year after year. If you are behind on your taxes and owe the IRS money, your tax situation can go from feeling like a small burden to more like a pants-on-fire emergency. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to work towards a resolution: [Read more…]