Financial Checklist for New Parents

Adding a baby to your family is overwhelming in many ways. You’re excited; you’re terrified; you’re anxious; you’re happy; you’re sad; you’re stressed. But the good news is you can tackle some of these feelings by planning ahead of time. One of the big stressors of bringing a child into your family is the financial... Continue Reading →

How Being Pregnant Has Saved Me Money

Even since before I was pregnant, I was always worried about how expensive having a baby would be. While I know there are plenty of expenses to come once the baby is actually here, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much money we’ve been able to save with me being pregnant. Me being pregnant... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Budget for Fun Money

Budgets have a bad rap. People think that budgeting means all your money has to go towards bills and saving, but that’s actually not true. Your budget should be for more than just your mortgage/rent, student loan debt, car payment, electric, water, heat, cell phone, groceries, insurance, etc.  In order to be able to stick... Continue Reading →

How I Live a Luxurious Life of Balance

There are a lot of personal finance bloggers who are extremely frugal. Some of these bloggers have one vehicle for a family of 5; some make their own décor for their wedding and ask their bridal party to help set up the venue; some use reusable paperless towels; some use cloth diapers; some don’t have... Continue Reading →

3 Tips to Save on Auto Insurance

Besides your house, what is one of the most expensive things you own? For many people it’s their car. Unfortunately, unlike your home, cars will depreciate in value over the years (unless you have a classic car or a rare car of some sort, then those may appreciate in value over the years). The more... Continue Reading →

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