Month: December 2015


(Very Short) Blog Break

I hope you are having a fantastic week! My husband and I are traveling and I didn’t bring my computer with me. Well, a more accurate representation would be “my husband is traveling, and I’m tagging along.” In any case, since TSA gives us enough trouble scrutinizing everything we carry, we try to bring only ...


Don’t Pay People For Tasks You Can Accomplish Yourself

Two days before Thanksgiving (the busiest cooking day of the year) my dishwasher died. I called in a Sears technician who charged me $60 to tell me that it will cost $350 to repair the dishwasher (LOL what? No). I had to tell him on the spot whether or not I was going to accept ...


Should You Pay Your Children’s Higher Education?

I had this discussion with a co-worker a few months back when he said that he was at odds with his wife over their daughter’s┬átuition bill. She did not think it was a good idea for them to co-sign a loan for her. I wasn’t sure if he was asking for my opinion or just ...


The Balancing Act

I logged into my bank account this morning to pay some bills as well as make some transfers. Then I started to think… We often hear people say that we have to save both for short-term rainy days as well as our golden years when we may not have as much earning potential as we ...