My mom taught me many lessons about money that have served me well. I hope to do the same. Here are a few things I want my kids to know about money.
Becoming a parent has totally changed the way I think about money. Here are 5 ways my views on money have evolved since becoming a mom.
According to CNN Money, a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture claims that the average cost of raising a child climbed to more than $245,000 in 2013. To reach that number, they took the average costs of housing, food, clothing, education, health care, and child care into consideration, along with things like hair […]
My daughter has been sleeping on this Dora the Explorer toddler bed for the last two years. I bought it off of craigslist.org for $15. Score. But a couple of weeks ago, she managed to crack one of the plastic pieces that was holding the bed together. You know what that meant; it was time for us to […]
It’s easy to budget for your family when your kids are babies. But as I’m finding out, it gets a lot harder as they grow up.
During the President’s recent State of the Union address this week, he proposed sweeping reforms of nearly everything from government spending to the tax code to higher education. Not surprisingly, he also released details on a program that would offer free community college for all – or at least some of us. Here’s what he said:
Good morning, thriftaholics. I honestly cannot believe that it is December already. Where did this year go? It seems like I was just plotting out our goals for 2014! Craziness. Anyway, I am pretty happy with how our year went both financially and personally. We did really awesome when it came to creating a zero-sum budget […]
Just the other day, a friend of mine emailed to see if I was interested in a few boxes of girl’s clothes. Of course, I was totally interested. Duh. After all, buying used stuff is one of my favorite ways to save money….especially on stuff for my kids. But, when I got to her house, she said […]
My daughter started kindergarten last week and we’re still getting settled into our new routine. Before school started, everyone was out the door at 7:30 and I didn’t pick everyone up until 5:15. Now Greg takes Vivian to daycare at around 7:30 and Lydia stays behind to catch the bus at 8:15. And instead of me picking […]
Wednesday I wrote about the fact that I wear the financial pants in my family. Today I am going to talk about a different kind of pants- diapers and pull-ups, specifically- and the fact that I am officially tired of buying them after five long years. Tired. Of. It. I buy pull-ups for daytime and diapers […]