February 2012

Do you currently have a full-time job? What is your current financial situation? Do you struggle to pay the bills or are you living comfortably from month to month? Either way, I think everyone could benefit from a part-time job (or at least another income source). How Many Hours a Week Do You Watch TV? […]


Life After Debt

by Kay Lynn

I made the last payment to Sallie Mae (student loan servicing company) today.  It was the last debt, and the biggest, so by the time I got to it with the debt snowball the monthly payment averaged $2,000. That motivated the budget makeover recently as we figured out where to allocate those funds. Increased Spending […]


I’m in Memphis this weekend and spent part of yesterday touring Graceland.  For those that may not know, Graceland was Elvis Presley’s home and is now his final resting place. I remember Elvis quite well as my mom was a fan before I was born.  I must admit to liking quite a bit of his […]


Many of us shop at Costco and Sam’s Club to save on regular household purchases like food, personal care items, clothing and more.  But everyone doesn’t know they offer savings on items and services you rarely purchase but are costly. We took advantage of one of those services and not only saved money but had […]


It is America Saves week. A poll commissioned by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council, shows that 49% are “very concerned” about how the recession will affect their financial status, up from 43% in a similar poll conducted one year ago.Saving money on a regular basis and not after we hit a snag […]