The days of banking on work pension plans and social security are nearly at an end. There’s a reason why now, more than ever, saving money for retirement is an imperative. If you’re doubting your ability to do so, or if you’re simply trying to gain the knowledge that will help you plan for the […]
Divorced, second families have unique budgetary problems. The financial obligations of child support payments, whether you are the recipient or the payor, can be crippling. Here is the view from both sides of the equation.
I can’t believe I’ve done this again. Things were going so well. My blog income had allowed me to pay down almost $15,000 of credit card debt in the last 3 months. I was feeling really good about it. Finally, after all the years of going backwards more than forwards, I was making headway. I […]
As I begin my own journey towards financial independence, aka paying down a shit ton of debt, I will be sharing with you stories of inspiration I have found by other financial/budget/frugal bloggers. These posts help keep me on track and moving towards my goal. Feel free to motivate me with a good lash whipping […]
On my drive back from yet another Christmas meal with family yesterday, 3 turkeys in 3 days, I could not help but notice the 5 mile long traffic jam surrounding every shopping mall I passed. I realize that it is Boxing Day and that I have seen some great deals in the flyers but holy […]
It was a major cause of divorce in our parents’ day, and it still is today: money. It’s right up there with infidelity and incompatibility, and even tends to rate higher than abuse and alcohol in most surveys conducted with experts like divorce lawyers and marriage counsellors. We hear about it and we know it, […]
Statistically speaking, the odds are stacked against you. In the United States and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail. But the statistics for marriages involving a person who has bipolar disorder are especially sobering—an estimated 90 percent of these end in divorce, according to a November 2003 article, “Managing Bipolar Disorder,” in […]
Who doesn’t want a side hustle to earn extra money online with minimum effort? This post will list 15+ sites that I use that will pay you cash for participating in online surveys. Taking paid surveys online is by far the easiest way to make money in your spare time, right from the comfort of […]
Last year, my husband’s parents moved out of their house of thirty years and into a condo. Honestly, my husband and I had been hounding them for years to do it. They were getting older…and so was their home. There were times I didn’t think they would ever follow through and do it.
If you ready to get off the hamster wheel and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, here are tips to get back on track when your finances are a mess.