money

Wouldn't It Be Nice if TIME Grew on Trees?

By Lori Radun

The top two things that people seem to want more of are money and time. As a matter of fact, more money and more time are the top two issues people come to life coaches for (they also happen to be the top two excuses people use for not hiring a coach). It would be great if we had a money tree and a time tree in our backyard. » Read more

Paying Off Your Credit Cards: The Five Step Plan

The current economic crisis can seem overwhelming and out of control – but you can exert more control over your own financial situation, and paying off your credit cards should be at the top of your personal “to do” list. » Read more

How to Make Sure You Don’t End Up Broke

By A. B. Jacobs

A fundamental question that every financially concerned individual must face is this: Will my money expire before I do? » Read more

10 Grocery Shopping Tips - Save Money and Time

We’re all pressured for time and (especially!) money these days, so here are some easy ways to save both when you do your grocery shopping. Make a List Know what you’re shopping for before you leave the house, and you’ll save time wandering the aisles at the supermarket. By focusing on things you need, you’ll be less tempted to make impulse purchases while grocery shopping. » Read more

Creating a Family Budget

Everyone is feeling the financial crunch these days, and it seems like money matters are totally out of our control. That may be true on the large scale, but in day-to-day life, you have a lot of control – and one of the best ways to manage household expenses is to create a family budget. » Read more

4 Ways to Recession Proof Your Family Finances

It doesn’t take an economic wizard to know that we’re living in tough times. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but there are still ways to protect your finances and try to make your family recession proof. During difficult economic times it’s more important than ever to be prepared for unexpected setbacks. » Read more

Kids and Allowances: Age appropriate Guidelines

By Nancy Da Silva

If you’ve ever been shopping with your children, after much begging and pleading from your kids for everything in sight, you’ve more than likely used the phrase ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You probably heard your parent’s voice in your head when you said it too. » Read more

Coping with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Perhaps you are secretly excited about this but scared to tell your husband. Maybe you are not married and scared about facing motherhood alone. Maybe you do not want any more children and the prospect of having another baby is the worst thing you could imagine right now. There are many scenarios that lead up to unplanned pregnancies. » Read more

The Real Costs of Having a Baby

Whether you’re just thinking about having a baby or if you already have a baby on the way, it’s never too early to start making a “baby budget.” It’s not cheap to have a baby these days – and there are more expenses than you might realize – but if you plan ahead, you can make smart budget choices for your baby and your family. » Read more