5 Items to Buy, Consider and Avoid at the Dollar Store

5 Items to Buy, Consider and Avoid at the Dollar Store

Dollar stores have become increasing popular since the Great Recession, and it seems like there is one on almost every corner. Initially I wasn't much of a fan, but over time I became a convert. They can really help a frugal gal maximize her budget, but there are also a...

Why It is Important To Identify Your Financial Goals

Why It is Important To Identify Your Financial Goals

When you identify your financial goals you open up your life to endless possibilities. Financial goals include much more than simply planning for your retirement at age 65 or whenever. Setting financial goals should happen while you are young and they should include every aspect of your life from now...

How Your Personal Finances Directly Affect Your Health

How Your Personal Finances Directly Affect Your Health

A hidden secret to reducing stress is having the right financial plan. Feeling financially secure significantly reduces stress new study shows. Did you know*? 18+ year-olds who said they are confident in their savings are less likely to say their life is stressful and more likely to say they are...

My Favorite Sparkling Peach Iced Tea

My Favorite Sparkling Peach Iced Tea

One of my favorite indulgences is those sparkling lemonades and iced teas you can get at coffee houses. They make me smile right up until I have to pay for it. They are not cheap! So I used to consider them the occasional treat, which is kinder to my pocketbook,...

Five Ways to Start Eliminating Your Debt

Five Ways to Start Eliminating Your Debt

Debt comes in many forms. It may be a loan you took out to buy your first car, the winter jacket you bought using a credit card, or a bet you lost to a friend. Regardless of the type, they all have one thing in common – you owe somebody...

How to Quickly Repair Your Credit

How to Quickly Repair Your Credit

The only time a lot of people think about how to do quick credit repair is when they need to apply for new credit and their credit score already sucks. A lot of banks have tighter regulations and criteria for offering credit to customers. Many banks won’t give out any...

Five Top Things I Love About Las Vegas

Five Top Things I Love About Las Vegas

I have traveled to a number of different places in my lifetime and while Barcelona is high on my list as a place to visit again one day, Las Vegas is high on my list as well. And because it is only a three hour flight versus a 10 hour...