As many of you know, I write about travel and credit cards for a living. I love traveling to far-flung places, enjoying new cultures, and meeting new people. This is especially true when I can finance the majority of each trip by utilizing credit card rewards in the form of airline miles, hotel loyalty points, or cash-back. After all, who doesn’t love free travel? [Read more...]
Yesterday, I shared on Get Rich Slowly about how Greg and I plan to pay for the majority of our children’s college education. In case you don’t want to read the whole post, I’ll share the gist of here:
Basically, we’re saving small amounts monthly and lumping all of their birthday and Christmas money into their respective 529′s. And sometimes we put a lump sum in at the end of the year to decrease our tax liability. Beyond that, our plan is to have our two rental properties paid off in 12 years and use the monthly cash flow from those properties to finance their schooling. [Read more...]
Good morning, peeps! Yesterday I wrote about how proud I am to have a kindergartener, and today I’m happy to report that she had a great first day. In fact, she says that she can’t wait to go back tomorrow.
As a momma bear, I was completely relieved to hear nothing but good news. I can only hope that her outlook on education stays this bright until she graduates from college. #doubtful [Read more...]
This morning I put my oldest daughter on the school bus for the very first time. As the bus pulled away, my feelings instantly turned to a mixture of excitement and fear. We visited the school last week and met her teacher, and I carefully filled her lunchbox with some of her favorite things. But, what if she forgets where her classroom is? Or, if she leaves her lunchbox on the school bus?
What happens if she falls on the playground or sits alone at lunch because no one will play with her? [Read more...]
Good morning, party people! Happy Monday!
I just got done planning out the details of my August budget, and it’s…ummmm…..slightly on the pricey side. That’s because some of the trips we’ve been planning are coming up this month and, as we all know, travel ain’t cheap. [Read more...]