Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I had spent my career in the financial world. I spent almost a decade in that field and had worked for many large, well-known banks to small credit unions and everything in between. I worked for a very large upscale banking institution in CA where I funded cars from the MANU to the dealer and touched millions of dollars a day. I've worked in small mom and pop … [Read more...] about Top 12 Banking Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know
Saving money on things you use every day is the most effective way to add money to your checking account on a monthly basis. So, where do you start? The first place I started was with my power bill. I searched high and low and did lots of research on my power company's website. I took a few classes on how to save energy and implemented all the tricks. Very simple things can save you a LOT … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Cut Your Power Bill by 35%
Years and years ago, before I mastered money, it mastered me. I'd spend money to feel good about myself. It was a confidence booster. I felt excited, alive. It provided me a temporary high, made me feel happy. I got my value from 'stuff.' After coming to Christ, and realizing that my value as a woman, comes from God and God alone, spending HIS money wisely, was His very first lesson on my … [Read more...] about Money Doesn’t Define You
A few months ago, in the dead of summer, I was at Old Navy purchasing......what else, but winter clothes. It was off-season, and it's the best time to buy. The clearance aisles are overflowing with amazing deals to be had. So, I went up to the checkout line and spotted my favorite chapstick on sale. Usually I pay $3/tube at it's absolute LOWEST price. Here it was, sitting there, for $2/tube. … [Read more...] about Saving Money at Checkout: Price Discrepancies
Short Answer: Yes! Long Answer: Yes indeed. :) Most of what I purchase is online. I don't like to pay tax and find that I can usually get better deals online. It's delivered straight to my door, quick and simple, I don't have to drag my kids to the stores with me. I can shop in the comfort of my own home without braving the elements and saving myself both time and money. So, I was … [Read more...] about Are Cash Back Sites Really Worth Your Time?
Years ago, I used to get free samples all the time. You input your whole life story and in exchange, the company sends you a free sample. While that's all good and fine, it seemed like to me, I either never used the samples or I liked them and ended up having to buy a full size product. So, it became clear to me...why not just get the full size products of the brands I use for free in the … [Read more...] about Get Items You Use Everyday for FREE at Staples