Six Tips For Stretching Your Food Dollars

The following is a guest post  Are you looking for ways to save money? If so, you’re not alone. Finances are tight for many families across the country. As a result, some people sacrifice yearly vacations and entertain at home to save a buck. Other families go as far as ... Read more...

How “Spendy” Is Your Profession?

In my profession (teaching) there are lots and lots and lots of debates. Teacher-centered instruction or student-centered instruction? Are students getting too much homework? Merit or seniority-based pay? There's a lot to talk about, a lot to disagree about, a lot that we need to ... Read more...

Five New Personal Finance Blogs I’m Loving Right Now

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I never get sick of reading personal finance blogs. I'm not sure why, because I get sick of pretty much everything else pretty quickly. Maybe it's because money is a topic that there is an almost endless number of perspectives on, and I love hearing about all of them. Maybe it's ... Read more...

Having “Something To Show For It”

Often, when I discover a new personal finance blog and start reading through the blogger's archives or "About" page, I come across a certain line. A very, very scary line. A line that seems to be a common description of the blogger's motivation to turn his or her finances around. ... Read more...

Holy Crap, I Will Need A HUGE Downpayment!

After announcing my intention to to start saving for a home on Monday, I've been doing a lot of digging about mortgages and down payments and PMI (oh my!). In the process I came across this cool infographic about how various down payment sizes and the length of the mortgage (15 ... Read more...

2013 Goals Do-Over: Taking A Big Leap

When I posted my 2013 goals last week, I got a comment on them from one of my all-time favorite personal finance bloggers, Frugal Zeitgeist. I started reading her blog five years ago and I can honestly say it changed my financial life. Her commitment to frugality was one of the ... Read more...