How to have a happy holidays without over spending

Christmas and Hanukkah are coming! The stores in my area have their holiday displays up and are playing Christmas music. And Hallmark has started their holiday movies so we can find out if the small town boy and big city girl fall in love in the quaint little town over the holidays (spoiler alert –… Read More


Do you have someone that assists you with your personal finances? Have you thought that maybe you do need someone, but don’t know where to start? My family has used a financial planner to help us make big purchase decisions and investment decisions. Fortunately for us, my brother is our personal financial advisor, I trust… Read More


sbest ide job ideas to make extra money

You already have your 9-5 job. You work hard and like what you do but you just aren’t where you want to be financially. You aren’t making much of a dent towards your student loans or your savings is almost non existent. Maybe you should think about a side hustle to help you reach your… Read More


June 21st is the official first day of summer! Your kids will be out of school by then and summer boredom will be setting in. What are you going to do with them all summer? My daughter is only 2 but we still need activities. I like her to burn energy off and be ready… Read More


Buying a house can be stressful. There is so much documentation to get together and so many decisions to make. My family recently bought our first home and at first we had no idea what we were doing. We had looked at Zillow and estimated what we could afford based on their monthly cost estimator,… Read More


It’s April and Spring is here! The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. It’s also the deadline to file your taxes. Filing taxes is a stressful time for everyone. Being prepared and armed with knowledge can help make tax time less stressful. Having a conversation with your accountant can help you figure out… Read More


5 ways you can use your tax refund. Start a debt snowball to crush your debt. Invest in your retirement, and your family's happiness with a special vacation.

All of 2018 you anticipated how much you were going to get on your tax refund. Maybe you imagined blowing it all on a jet ski! My husband and I talk about what we are going to do with it all year, dreaming and planning. You have probably done your taxes by now and know… Read More


Budgets are nothing to joke about—though British writer Sally Poplin once observed that while “some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month, others just go over them.” According to a 2013 Gallup poll, barely a third of Americans work with a household budget. Yet experts agree that keeping one is the best way… Read More


How to Save Money for a Successful Future

As you look across the Internet for financial advice, most sites boil it down to a few simple guidelines: spend less than you earn, invest in yourself, and track your spending on a regular basis. The more you read through the long articles, the more you’re thinking to yourself: “That’s just common sense. I know… Read More