How to Negotiate on Everything for Your Wedding

If you’re getting married, you need to prepare yourself for a hefty price tag for the event. According to a 2017 survey by The Knot, the national average cost of a wedding is $33,391. Few people have that kind of money in the bank, so many couples turn to credit cards or loans to finance … Read moreHow to Negotiate on Everything for Your Wedding

How to Create a Honeymoon Registry

If you’re getting married, the stress of planning a wedding might leave you dreaming of a supremely relaxing honeymoon. However, that romantic getaway can add thousands to your total wedding costs. According to WeddingWire’s 2018 report on newlyweds, the average honeymoon costs $4,000. That number…

9 Ways to Improve Your Life This Weekend

Weekends give us a chance to play and rest. And we all deserve more time to rest. However, weekends can fly right by when you waste too much time on activities that don’t provide any real return. I love Netflix as much as the next person, but spending all weekend on binge-mode can leave you…

What Workforce Skills will the Next Generation Require?

credit: Pan Xiaozhen on Unsplash My son attending kindergarten received a note stating that he was receiving an award and that the award ceremony would be held in the school auditorium in the evening. It’s always great to hear that your child is receiving an award and for whatever reason, my mind automatically assumed that … Read moreWhat Workforce Skills will the Next Generation Require?

Frugal Hacks I Avoid

Photo Credit, David Niblack, Imagebase.net Frugality has been ingrained in my head (immigrant parents). When I told my co-workers that I wasn’t getting an extravagant gift for my wife for Christmas, I could see the pity in their eyes for my poor wife. Of course, they don’t realize that my wife can sometimes be the … Read moreFrugal Hacks I Avoid

How to Deal With a Partner Who Is Too Controlling With Money

You share a home and a bed, but when it comes to your bank account, do you feel like your spouse is holding back? Living with a spouse who is too controlling over money can make you feel trapped rather than an equal partner in the marriage. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here … Read moreHow to Deal With a Partner Who Is Too Controlling With Money

How Reflecting on Possessions Can Help You Resist Impulse Buys

The office supply section of the local pharmacy has a nasty habit of extracting money from my wallet. You’d think I could easily fix this problem by avoiding that aisle, but nearly every time I’m at the pharmacy, I’m convinced that I need to buy some mechanical pencils, and perhaps some sticky…

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

When I was a new mom, I attended a parenting group where the father next to me mentioned putting aside $130 per month in his daughter’s 529 college savings account. At the time, I had just opened my baby son’s 529 account with a check from his grandparents, but it hadn’t occurred to me to … Read moreHow Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

How to Cancel DirecTV and Save Big Money

We made the decision to cut the cord on cable in November 2015. Being tied to a contract, we had no idea how to cancel DirecTV. We didn’t know the cost to cancel DirecTV, or if getting out of a DirecTV contract was difficult. Even worse, we knew there was a DirecTV early cancellation fee … Read moreHow to Cancel DirecTV and Save Big Money

7 Life Skills You Can Learn for Free

We don’t learn everything in school. There are many people who might have an impressive degree and can do calculus, but when it comes to public speaking or cooking a tasty meal, they don’t know where to begin. Here are seven basic life skills everyone needs to know, and how to learn them for…