Small Business Saturday

Guess what? Today is Small Business Saturday! It's sort of meant to be a counterbalance to Black Friday, where everyone runs out to the big box stores and neglects the special and unique items that small businesses have to offer. It was created by American Express, so it's not ... Read more...

My Financial Bucket List

I'm not a big believer in "signs" but I can't help but wonder if the personal finance world is trying to send me one - just after I wrote a post about struggling to define my big goals, Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks announces a partnership with Life Insurance Finder to ... Read more...

Goals and I Have a Troubled Past

In the personal finance world, there is a lot of talk - pretty much constantly - about the importance of goals. It's so much easier to work on your finances when you have a distinct goal or two in mind. Goals like buying a house, retiring early, going on a big trip, etc. For the ... Read more...

Some Personal Finance Advice is Totally Unrealistic

To some people, all personal finance advice is unrealistic. There are some - actually, a lot - of people who roll their eyes whenever they're told to save or invest or pay off debt. They think that there's nothing that they can do about their financial situations and that only ... Read more...

2012 Goals

I've been thinking a lot this weekend about my goals for 2012. This was sort of inspired by the discussion over at Newlyweds on a Budget regarding Dave Ramsey and If I Were a Wealthy Girl's post about why she chose Dave Ramsey's plan over those peddled by other financial gurus. ... Read more...

Ugg, Money!

I'm getting that "ugg, money!" feeling right now. It's like it's always something. Not even the little emergencies, just the little commitments and inconveniences. Birthday gifts. Dinner dates and brunches to meet up with friends. Being out of toothpaste, shampoo, Band-Aids, and ... Read more...