I’ve never really cared much for Valentine’s Day as an adult. Didn’t like it when I was single, not when I was dating and not even as a married person. I always thought it was a cheesy, Hallmark Holiday that involved blowing your budget on expensive dinners and drugstore chocolates. Basically, sweating it out, trying to find the perfect gifts for each other.
In the fresh light of 2019, is your holiday spending from 2018 sending shock waves through your bank account and credit card bills? Pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve parties all hit in the same quarter of the year. Ouch. If […]
When my husband and I got married we combined our two separate lives into one. We were DINKs (Dual Income No Kids) with stable jobs, nice salaries, and no credit card debt. Neither of us had any financial skeletons, dirty money secrets or made any huge money mistakes in our past single lives. To me, it all looked like smooth sailing from here on out. If anything, combining our financial lives would make everything easier. After all, two salaries are better than one, right?
5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays Guest Post by Chloe N. Moore For the majority of us, the holidays are a season full of opportunities to connect with others and to demonstrate our appreciation for all of the important people in our lives. But […]
Planning for a move this PCS Season? You need this PCS Budget Checklist! Guest Post by: Charlene Wilde, AAFMAA For servicemembers, relocations and changes of station are simply a fact of life. Whether it’s your first or your fifth move, whether you’re single and moving on […]
Emotions and Money: How to Keep Them Separated No matter how much we try to deny it, the actual, absolute fact of the matter is that humans are emotional beings. As much as we all want to believe we think with our heads and not […]
Every March 8th the world celebrates International Women’s Day with the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women but also to highlight the crusade to close the various gender gaps that still exist. This year, I’m participating with over 40 other female bloggers on […]
How to Manage Your Money Like a Boss 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, […]
#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 […]