3asy Money App Review: Thumbs UP!

3asy Money is a great app you can find in the financial category of the iTunes App Store.  It allows you to track your spending, track your income, and view/analyze your data.  3easy Money app also has a built-in tip calculator.   This app is extremely user-friendly and it literally took me under ten seconds to record my transactions.  It would probably take a minute out of my day to track my expenses.  So, not only is the 3easy Money app … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Cut Monthly Costs and Create Savings

Having a family is tough work. There is so much to do in a day that it's easy to lose focus on some of the problems that crop up every day.  One of the most common mistakes that families make is not creating enough savings. There are a number of issues that can arise when it comes to raising kids, and emergency costs are certainly at the top.  Not only that, but raising money for college and making sure that your child is prepared for college … [Read more...]

Cut Expenses: Save Holiday Money

This is the time of the year where I try to save the most money.  I know I will be buying several gifts and I need to try to cut corners in order to try to balance out my gift buying.  Although my "savings tricks" do not save enough money to make up for my holiday spending, every extra penny sure comes in handy. Here are a few ways that I save money over the holidays: Coupons I grab coupons from mailing fliers, the newspaper and online … [Read more...]

Know Your Budget Before Buying A New Home

The idea of buying a new home, decorating it and spending many happy years there can be exciting.  However, the buying process itself can be stressful, if you don't do some pre-planning and discuss your budget and loan options with knowledgeable home loan professionals. We are in the process of buying an additional rental home and we always check in with our home loan professional before house hunting with our Realtor. There are several things … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Staying Financially Responsible and Its Benefits to Your Budget

Unfortunately, not everyone is born into money or wins it big enough to live off of interest for the rest of their life. Most people have to work at building a savings and maintaining it. It takes a lot of time and dedication to get your finances in order and learn to be responsible with your money. So, take a look at these three things that put you on the right path to financial freedom. Create a Budget and Actually Use It The number one … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children to be Budget-Conscious

I believe all children should learn to be budget conscious, so I thought this would be a great guest post to share with you today. When the U.S. fell into the worst recession in decades, everyone was quick to point fingers and place blame.  Blame the banks for lending money to people who shouldn't have passed credit.  Blame the government for failing to regulate Wall Street.  Blame the people who chose to live beyond their means.  Maybe none of … [Read more...]

Great Value Holidays; Summer Sun on a Budget

Enjoy the following guest post that was sent in by a mom blog reader from the UK. Summer is here and, while the weather here in the UK might be temperamental at best, there are plenty of top destinations to be enjoyed by you and your friends this summer; yet the luxury of the Costa Del Sol or the South of France can be expensive, meaning that far too many (especially with the current economic situation) might miss out on the holiday they … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Save Money On Vacation

The following guest post was written by Jonathan Newby from http://onlinejobsforteenagers.org Traveling is an excellent way to discover new places and get to know the fascinating stories behind them.  But, as is always the case, you have to think about money matters and find ways to save some money while on vacation.  Financial constraints can make it hard for you to have your dream vacation.  Well, here are five easy, yet effective ways you … [Read more...]

Stretching The Dollar During The Tough Economy

The Power Of  The Dollar:  Guest Post by Katie Bransson The dollar from our wallet doesn’t go the distance it used to, say 10 years ago. The buying power of the dollar has gone down. We end up paying more  for the same things we used to buy for less a decade ago. That would mean either our wallet should get bigger with the times or our spending habits should get less to be able to manage our finances with a limited budget.  At times, some of … [Read more...]