“Isn’t spring supposed to be here?” That’s what my oldest daughter keeps asking as we continue to endure record-low temperatures, bitter air, and snowstorms on a weekly basis. One night this weekend was in the 50′s and it felt like a heat wave. My kids were outside riding their bikes and the dog was running around like he owned the place. I am so glad that it is getting warm enough to venture outside for more than the mail. We’re getting cabin fever over here! [Read more...]
As everybody knows, we bought our forever home early this year and have been renovating it ever since. And aside from hanging things up on the wall, I think we’re finally done. Whew. It has been a ton of work. I mean, we literally painted every single room in this house, in addition to all of the other projects we completed. I’m so glad that it’s finally over and I’m more than ready to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
One of the biggest projects we completed was our frugal kitchen remodel. This is how the kitchen looked when we started: [Read more...]
February was another great month for Club Thrifty LLC and for all of my endeavors, especially considering the fact that I took a week-long vacation to Jamaica and got trapped there for an additional two days. Still, the rest went pretty smooth. Even though I was MIA for part of the month, I still completed my regular staff posts at Get Rich Slowly and Frugal Travel Guy, as well as the posts for the lesser-known publications that I write for. Overall, it was bitchin’.
More good news: Greg did our taxes last week and we are getting a refund of a little over $6,000. For a few hours, we actually thought we were going to get almost $12,000 back (which would’ve been ridiculous). However, Greg had us listed as some sort of partnership other than an LLC, and our tax software wasn’t taking out the other half of my self-employment tax. Remember when I talked about that? [Read more...]
Recently, I was asked to participate in “Women Empowerment Wednesday” in order to show solidarity with other female writers and bloggers I admire. And after yesterday’s post about women tearing each other down, I was more than happy to oblige. You know, GIRL POWER and all of that. So, in order to honor the female bloggers that I know and love, I’m totally going to highlight a few of them and try to embarrass them a little. Shall we begin? [Read more...]
A couple of months ago, I wrote about why I’m not a stay-at-home mom. And believe me, it wasn’t all that controversial. I basically just outlined the reasons that I have chosen to work despite the fact that I have kids. If you want to read that post, you can find it here:
Anyways, I recently got a comment on this post that was so ridiculous that I thought it deserved its own blog post. Let’s begin, shall we? This is what I woke up to on Saturday morning: [Read more...]
If you are currently the owner of a retail store, you may be wondering whether a point-of-sale system will benefit your business. A retail store that implements a point of sale system should realize an increase in profit of around 10 percent, but why? Most commonly, the increased profits are due to the many benefits of a point-of-sale system. A decrease in theft, for example, is one common benefits of implementing a point-of-sale system since it makes it more difficult for employees to steal inventory. [Read more...]