The birthday party gift solution

The birthday party gift solution My kids are spoiled. Sure, they enjoy many of the spoils that come with growing up in the richest country in history that many of us take for granted, like access to unlimited food, water, heat, cooling, transportation, health care….you know the list. Beyond that, they are spoiled even further, with two loving parents who remain happily married, 4 grandparents who they get to see quite often, and an ever growing list of cousins that

Why I Like Low Dividend Yield Stocks

Why I Like Low Dividend Yield Stocks This past week I had the pleasure of having my first ever guest post published by my friends over at Modest Money. The topic I decided to explore for them was why I like to favor low yielding stocks like Mastercard and Starbucks over some more traditional dividend paying stocks like Wells Fargo and McDonalds. Check it our here, and have a great weekend!  

June 2015 Goals

June 2015 Goals My college classes are currently consuming my life….. I’m taking 3 this summer, and they try and cram 4 months worth of classes into 5 weeks. It’s a lot of work in not a long time. Thankfully, the pain ends by the last week of July, but life’s going to be less fun until that happens. However, the short term pain is worth it, as i’ll have my MBA in hand by the end of the year.

May 2015 Goals – Review

May 2015 Goals – Review I love this time of year. The days are usually filled with sunshine, the temperature warms up, and yet you can get through the day without using heating or A/C. ┬áThe leaves are out, the birds are back, and the daylight lasts for several more hours, allowing me to spend far more time outside than I get to in the winter. May was another productive month, and as usual I got a lot accomplished and

Attacking my grocery bill

  Attacking my grocery bill Shrinking my food budget is something that I continue to struggle with…. I like to think that we shop smart, generally avoiding the middle aisles of the grocery store (where high priced bad for you foods are sold), and purchase a lot of fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and dairy products. I’ve even experimented with my diet’s, as I’ve taken the frugalwoods lunch challenge (and enjoyed the results, though i’ve adjusted the recipe to make it

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