4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Caregiver

Becoming the caregiver for an aging loved one can be a rewarding, fulfilling experience. But it can also be very draining and demanding.  According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 44 million adults were family caregivers as of 2015. Most families take on caregiving to…

7 Simple, Free Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel! Some of us think wealth is unattainable. Hard work is expected, but building a fortune isn’t on our radar of possibilities. We believe the rich will get richer, and the rest of us will stay right where we are — unless, of course, we slide backward. But … Read more7 Simple, Free Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer

When and How to Stop Paying Your Kids’ Bills

We all want to help our children succeed in life, and for many parents, that includes paying some, or all, of their child’s bills well into adulthood. Supporting your children financially for too long, however, can be a bad idea for everyone involved. Not only does it drain you of resources, often near or during … Read moreWhen and How to Stop Paying Your Kids’ Bills

7 Things You Should Always Buy at Thrift Stores

I was introduced to the art of thrifting a few years back when I was going through a rough patch and desperately needed attire for an interview. I had frowned at the thought of shopping at Goodwill, Salvation Army or any other secondhand store. They were loaded with cheapskates, dusty fixtures, outdated clothing — and … Read more7 Things You Should Always Buy at Thrift Stores

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Natural Disaster

There’s not much time to react when disaster strikes, especially when it’s a life or death situation. You want to get out safely and as soon as possible with your family, and that includes your pets. Saving your pets comes with its own set of circumstances, however. For instance, many evacuation…

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

Pressmaster / Shutterstock.com It is good to explore new and novel ways to save money. But sometimes in our quest for fresh ideas, we forget the basics that served us so well in the past. When that happens, take a step back and brush up on those neglected, tried-and-true methods. All these money-saving tips have … Read more7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

What ‘Sell By’ and ‘Use By’ Dates on Food Really Mean

We all see the labels stamped on the groceries we buy: “Sell by” “Use by” “Best before” But do you understand them? If not, you can easily and needlessly toss hundreds of dollars into the trash each year. A few years ago, a report by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural … Read moreWhat ‘Sell By’ and ‘Use By’ Dates on Food Really Mean

England Family Trip: 11 Simple Things that Made it Stress Free

Family travel doesn’t have to be stressful! These 11 simple things helped us have a stress free family trip to England…and they can help you enjoy a stress free family trip too! There are affiliate links in this post – please read my full disclosure policy. I’ve never been one of those people that wanted to… … Read moreEngland Family Trip: 11 Simple Things that Made it Stress Free

How to Save Up to 90 Percent on 9 Everyday Items

Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com Everybody dreams of a dirt-cheap wedding, or getting a steal of a deal on a house, or having someone magically foot the bill for our child’s college education. But for most of us, those are pipe dreams. The real way to save is to work hard at trimming the costs of more … Read moreHow to Save Up to 90 Percent on 9 Everyday Items