My Cheap Las Vegas Vacation with Credit Card Rewards

Us with our BFFs in Mexico.....

Us with our BFFs in Mexico…..

As many of you know, I’m heading to Las Vegas with my husband and my best friends next month….and we’re stoked!

I know what you’re thinking.  Las Vegas is the epitome of consumerism and financial irresponsibility, and frugality writers who believe what they preach just don’t belong there.  But you’re wrong.  I do belong in Las Vegas.  Why?  Because I love people-watching.  I like having a gin-n-tonic or five and being able to carry them around in the street.  I also like gambling.  Sue me. [Read more...]

Cash Money: $5,459 March Income and Blog Updates

DSCF3126Good morning, peeps!  I’m super excited that March is over and it’s finally April!  I’m especially looking forward to a few things in particular this month.  First, we’re taking a week-long vacation to Florida in a few weeks, and it’s going to be a blast.  Second, my daughter turns five and I think we’re taking her out to swim with and see wild dolphins….but only if I can talk the Mr. into it.  Fingers crossed!   And third, it’s finally warming up outside.  I know I keep saying it, but this winter totally sucked! [Read more...]

Obamacare: What Happens Next?

NEWOn March of 2010, the passage of Obamacare established a new set of rules and mandates that would change the way the American health insurance market works.

Since then, the new healthcare law has been implemented in stages. And, if the current numbers are correct, as many as 7 million people signed up for new health insurance plan through either a state exchange or the federal insurance marketplace up to this point.  Most people would call that a success. However, not everyone is celebrating….yet.

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Seeing Hong Kong On a Budget

hong kongIf you’re interested in visiting Hong Kong on a limited budget, you are probably looking for ways to save some cash.  Fortunately, there are several ways to rein in your costs when it comes to transportation, lodging, and more.  The following tips can help: [Read more...]

Self-Employment: 4 Steps to Take First

DSCF3111If you ask most people about their career goals, they’ll tell you that they dream of working for themselves.

They want to set their own hours, decide which direction to take, and forge their own path, without having to answer to a boss or management.  And, for many self-motivated people, striking out on their own can truly be a reasonable option.

After all, all you really need is an idea, a business, or a freelance opportunity to make it happen.  But, before you take the plunge, it’s important to consider what you’re getting into and settle a few issues ahead of time.

The following steps can help you prepare for self-employment: [Read more...]

Club Thrifty April Budget Breakdown

diet cokeHowdy, folks!  I’m happy to report that spring is finally in the air in Central Indiana.  I haven’t even turned my heat on for a few days, and I’m looking forward to low energy bills and plenty of sunshine.

It’s been so nice out that we’ve been taking the kids to the park almost every day.  It’s been so fun!  Our neighborhood has several big hills so it’s a pretty good workout as well- especially when we pull the kids behind us in a wagon.  It is almost swimsuit season, and this Mama wants to look hot! [Read more...]