I have, and there is nothing I hate worse than feeling forced to spend money against my will. Common situations I tend to find myself in: [Read more...]
Kassandra Dasent is a self-employed wife and step-mom striving to live life beyond what money can buy. She writes about a variety of topics and personal experiences that all intersect with money. You can communicate directly with Kassandra at More Than Just Money.
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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...]
It’s the end of August, and you know what that means- it is almost time for Fall. To me, that means breaking out the jeans and hoodies, tolerating a bunch of pumpkin-flavored crap, and enjoying a short break without having to use the air conditioning and heat.
In the Midwest, it also means enjoying beautiful weather that is nearly perfect for fun family activities like camping, visiting state parks and amusement parks, and sitting around campfire.
Now that summer is coming to an end, I’m ready to put myself on budget lockdown and implement some of the strategies I’ve used to save in the past. With that being said, here are 12 ways I plan to save money this fall: [Read more...]
It’s Monday morning as I write this, and I am chugging as much coffee as I can get down. We got back from our cruise yesterday afternoon and I spent the better part of the evening catching up on laundry, bills, and mail. I woke up this morning exhausted. I mean, I literally cannot think straight right now. Yet, I still have to put in a full day’s work because, as we all know, nobody is going to do it for me.
Unfortunately, I would rather be doing anything else on this Earth. Anything. [Read more...]
Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at Shoeaholicnomore or follow her on Twitter.
Washing dishes, folding laundry, and cleaning house. All of these are necessary tasks to keep you and your household functioning and sanitary, but none of these tasks provide big rewards or feelings of accomplishment. They are just really big time-sucks. [Read more...]