Personal Finance

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

I talk a lot about how personal finance is personal. As we come upon this season of giving, I want to say that charitable giving is also personal. How much you give, when you give, and to whom you give is up to you. Whether […]

How to Manage Your Money Like a Boss (Happy National Boss’s Day)

How to Manage Your Money Like a Boss (Happy National Boss’s Day)

Today is National Boss’s Day. Go ahead and kick your feet up on your desk and enjoy your coffee, you’ve earned it, Boss. Wait, you’re telling me you’re not a boss?  You don’t manage anyone or anything?  You’re not the El Jeffe, Queen Bee, or […]

What’s in My Wallet: My Favorite Travel Card – American Express Platinum

What’s in My Wallet: My Favorite Travel Card – American Express Platinum

This post has affiliate links. Sales made through such links will result in a commission (at NO extra cost for you) but be assured I only mention products that I truly love, love, love. Up front disclaimer: I use credit cards responsibly and pay off […]

Do These Seven Things NOW in Response to Financial Hurricane Equifax

Do These Seven Things NOW in Response to Financial Hurricane Equifax

Hurricane Harvey and Irma aren’t the only $hit storms we’ve seen lately. Late last week, Equifax, one of the major three credit reporting agencies, dropped a huge news-bomb on Americans.  Equifax told us that during a data breach between this past May through July, cyber-thieves […]

Her Money Moves’ Money Map – Confessions of a Lazy Budgeter

Her Money Moves’ Money Map – Confessions of a Lazy Budgeter

#Confession So, I have a secret to confess. My husband and I don’t really have a monthly budget. A little over three years ago, we moved to Fort Hood, Texas for a one year assignment…when I was about 7 months pregnant. I effectively lost my […]

I Got Hacked.  Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

I Got Hacked. Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

Being a victim of theft is not only a financially annoying and painful. It will leave you feeling violate and vulnerable.  Read about how I was hacked and what I learned from the experience. I was just wrapping up a relaxing weekend trip to the […]

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

The world of Military Personal Finance blogging is a complex and small niche.   However, a small group of military servicemembers and spouses are making waves in the military finance blogging community with their new blogs.  Each of these blogs are all under a year old.  […]

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Last December, I gave myself a gift that I’ve been wanting for a while.  I finally pulled the trigger on correcting my vision with Lasik surgery.  Before surgery, I was practically blind without my glasses or contacts.  I’m telling you, Lasik surgery was life-changing for […]

Electronic Treasure Hunting:  Search Your Unclaimed Property

Electronic Treasure Hunting: Search Your Unclaimed Property

This week was going down as one of the most financially annoying weeks in history. A thief hacked into my bank accounts and drained my checking and savings accounts over the weekend. However, as I was flipping through my mail yesterday, I saw a letter […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

High on my list of things I’m not currently concerned about is my future social security benefit.  I’m usually only thinking about it as I frown while viewing my paycheck and see the FICA-social security and FICA-Medicare tax deductions or when I hear politicians angrily […]