How To Get Reimbursed For Your Time And Expenses When Caring For Aging Parents

How To Get Reimbursed For Your Time And Expenses When Caring For Aging Parents

It’s inevitable that our parents will age. And, whether we’re prepared or not, there will come a time when we have to seriously think about plans for their long-term care. As that happens, we need to figure out how caring for them will affect both our finances and our lifestyle. There are quite a few government plans that will allow you to pay you for your time and to have … Read more

Fantastic Ways To Destress Without Spending Money

Fantastic Ways to Destress Without Spending Money

In today’s fast-paced world we all feel stressed out. This isn’t a great state of mind to be in though, because when stressed, we are much less productive, effective, and connected our lives. That is not only detrimental to us individually, but also to everybody else around us. Finding great ways to destress is something I am always looking for, particularly ways to destress inexpensively or for free. Fortunately, there … Read more

Chore Charts, Ages, And Pay: Teach Your Kids Responsibility

Chore Charts, Ages, And Pay Teach Your Kids Responsibility

No matter how you slice it, being part of a family means that everybody should pitch in and help. Teamwork is an important part of running a smooth household. When children have chores, it teaches them responsibility, which can only benefit them in life. Teach Kids Responsibility With Chores It can be difficult to determine which chores are age-appropriate for which child, and if you decide to compensate them, how … Read more

Awesome And Frugal Fun Things To Do When It’s Cold

Awesome And Frugal Fun Things To Do When It's Cold

With the winter season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to do when it’s cold outside. Depending upon where you live, getting outside to stay active or engage in fun activities can really be difficult. And if you’re not careful, it can get expensive with your more limited indoor choices. So what are some fun things to do when it’s cold? Take a look at … Read more

How To Budget For Extracurricular Activities For Kids

How To Budget For Extracurricular Activities For Kids

Extracurricular activities have become the norm. We want our kids to be learning, occupied, and becoming well-rounded people. But some of these activities can break the bank without a bit of planning and budgeting. (And it applies to us, as adults, as well. I still love playing sports.) Extracurricular Activities Different types of extracurricular activities come with different price tags. And they can vary wildly, depending upon what the activity … Read more

9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

If you’ve been in your home awhile, you’re probably considering making some changes or improvements. You might even want to DIY to save money on those improvements. And, fortunately, with proper planning, you’ll get the highest rate of return for your efforts and learn some new skills. What’s not to love about that? I spent years working in the building industry and the interior design industry. I’ve also invested in … Read more

Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Here we go again! It doesn’t seem like summer should fly by this fast, but it has. Which can only mean one thing–it’s back to school time! And with that comes the time to begin the hunt for cheap school supplies. There was a great thread on the ChooseFI Facebook group that had everyone’s best tips for saving money on school supplies. Every kid who goes to school needs the … Read more

Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Most of us get excited when our birthday rolls around each year. That is because it is our time to be celebrated, doted on, eat some great food and maybe even get a present or two. All for just getting one year older! But, just to make your day even better, there are also a ton of birthday freebies floating around out there, just waiting for you to grab them. … Read more

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

When it comes to parenting, teaching children financial lessons they use throughout their lives is an important part of our job. This includes teaching them about finances by paying them to work for us. Although we all would love to be able to pay them tax-free, not everybody can get away with paying their children while also reaping the tax benefits. Luckily, getting tax breaks when you hire your children … Read more

Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

When it comes to summertime and fresh produce, most of us are pretty lucky to have the options we do. Here in North Carolina, one of the largest agricultural producers in the United States, our choices are more than plentiful. This gives us so many choices to find awesome ingredients for a delicious summer salad. Summer Salad Benefits We are great fans of the summer salad because it is a … Read more