Only one third of Americans use a detailed budget to manage their monthly finances. Just under two-thirds of Americans can’t handle a $500 emergency, essentially living paycheck-to-paycheck. If you don’t budget and/or are living paycheck-to-paycheck, don’t fret. Improving your situation is easier than you think - especially with the right resources.
Hey Thrifters - I’ve got a treat for you this week: a guest post from Mystery Money Man. Mystery Money Man and I have been chatting for a while and he recently hosted a post of mine on how debt is like a nest of hornets. Now he’s got a great post for me to share with you on how frugality and procrastination may actually be able to live together in harmony in your financial life.
The “experts” at the USDA in their 2010 report “Expenditures on Children and Families” say that we should expect to spend about $261,000 to raise each child from birth through age seventeen ($14,500 per year)
Let's imagine something, shall we? Imagine you're in your backyard with family or friends. There are small children running around and everyone is enjoying a nice cold beverage. The sun is shining. All of a sudden, a hornet lands on your drink and starts crawling inside.
We’re loyal fans of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper”. It’s incredible to see the transformation in these homes that have seemingly lost all their value. They deliver magazine-quality design, bringing new life to the house and the neighborhood. Some lucky people get all the talent, right? Maybe not…