Archive for January, 2009

Get Some REAL Deals And Save Your Family Budget

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

You've shopped only the sales, purchased just the items you needed and stayed within your budget, but it all seems so futile.  If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, it could be you need to think outside that box.  Are there more creative ways to ...

Old Fashioned Money Journals May Solve Your Household Budget Problem

Monday, January 26th, 2009

If you have followed all the rules for setting up a family budget, and still the bottom line never comes out in your favor, chances are you are one of many who are being "nickled-and-dimed-to-death".  This is not unusual, nor is it an impossible problem to solve. Creating your family's ...

Cold Weather Cozy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

As the temperature hits all time lows in many areas of the country, I'm reminded of my grandparents' and parents' advise, or some might say, order; "Put on a sweater!"  Now that I have children of my own, I see where this needs to be reiterated.  With heating costs rising, budgets ...

It’s Only January And I’m Already Fretting About Income Tax Time

Friday, January 16th, 2009

If you start thinking about filing your taxes as soon as the New Year comes, you are not alone.  This is not a pleasant topic, to be sure.  Most of us feel anxious, even a little queasy, waiting and watching for our W2 or 1099 to appear in the mail. One ...

Plan The Next School Break Getaway Within Your Budget

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

The kids are back to school after a nice, long break over the Holidays and, already, you're trying to decide what you can afford to do for the next break.  Before you know it, the spring break will be upon us.  I know every parent hates to disappoint their kids, ...

Waiting For A Sign To Start Organizing? Here It Is!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

If ever there was a sign to lead you finally to organize your stuff, this is it!  Visit any larger home improvement store or mega-everything-you-need-at-one-stop store and you will find plastic storage bins ON SALE!  I mean "Big Savings Throughout The Store" type sales.  I found "Buy One Get One ...