Category Archives: Money & Finance

How to Sort your Black Friday Shopping to Get the Best Budget Deals

How to Sort Your Black Friday Shopping to Get the Best Budget Deals

Another aspect of the holiday that excites people is the promise of some amazing Black Friday deals. If you’re pressed for time, here is some advice to help you prepare for Black Friday shopping, so you get the best possible deals to fit your budget.


How To Optimize the Space In Your Home Without Spending Money

Optimizing the space in your home can make things feel less cluttered. It can also reduce anxiety, and help you feel more relaxed and comfortable. Here’s your best approach:

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3 Tips To Help You Organize Your Bills

As functioning adults, one of our responsibilities is to organize our bills and pay them promptly. It might be house rent, car insurance, credit card bills, electricity and water, cable, internet and what seems like many, many others. To avoid the feeling of overwhelm we’re going to look at 3 easy ways to keep these […]

Empty Nesters Advice

Financial Tips For Empty Nesters

Parents left with an empty nest often have to deal with the emotional and psychological ordeal of letting their children go. These mixed emotions can be overwhelming. Parents deal with it through various ways and diversions. It’s not only emotionally taxing, it can also pose dilemmas on finances – either you have a newfound financial freedom or you could suddenly […]

Get Organized Mission #50: Get Rid Of Debt

Welcome to Mission #50 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. For many people, reducing debt is the first step toward a sound financial future. And one of the best ways to reduce debt is to get organized and create a debt-repayment plan – which is exactly what we’ll do in the next 30 minutes. Remember: […]

Get Organized Mission #12: Organize Your Accounts & Credit Cards

Welcome to Mission #12 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. What do the financial folders in your home filing system look like? More accounts than you need or can handle? If your accounts are in disorder, it makes it hard to feel on track with your financial goals. So this week we’re going to streamline […]

7 Smart Strategies For Saving Money During The GFC

Getting organized improves your ability to achieve most goals by helping you to be more strategic and resourceful. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to saving money. Here are 7 ways you can save money by being a little more organized.
1. Work your closet. Ideas to try: * Look for fresh ways to combine items already in your closet. * Instead of buying new clothes, look for a belt, bag, jacket or shoes to bring a new-season look…

Get Organized Mission #4: Forgo The Freebies

Welcome to Mission #4 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you’ve got your finances sorted now after completing our previous mission (Get Organized Mission #3: Organize Your Bills) then you’ll be happy with this week’s change of pace. This week’s task involves a mindset shift. Our aim is to raise the barrier for accepting […]

Get Organized Mission #3: Organize Your Bill Payment

Welcome to Mission #3 of our 52 Organizing Missions. If you’ve completed the previous two missions Get Organized Mission #1: Fill a Hu-u-uge Trash Bag and Get Organized Mission #2: Detox Your Briefcase/Tote/Bag, congratulations! Keep up the momentum with this week’s task, which helps you get your finances sorted. This is one of those high-payoff […]

The sky is falling (I just hope it doesn’t land on my plasma TV)

We all know times are tough – at least compared to the recent past. Let’s be honest, though. For most of us computer-addicted, latte-sipping, iPhone-using Chicken-Littles, the impact of the falling firmament is not as dramatic as the lamenting and sighing and woe-is-me-ing would suggest. But how do we keep perspective when everyone around us […]

Organize Your Finances: An Overflow of Online Financial Calculators

Millionaire Mommy Next Door has tracked down a veritable overflow (I know it’s not a collective noun, but I like the alliteration) of online calculators. They’ll help you ponder all kinds of financial scenarios, such as: How does my salarycompare with others in my profession? Should I pay ahead on my mortgageor invest the money […]

Organizing Your Finances: Get Organized to Pay Bills on Time

It’s one thing to splurge on fabulous shoes, a new iPhone or a scrummy bottle of wine. But it’s just plain dumb to waste your money on penalty charges or excess interest because you were late paying a bill. All it takes is a little organization and a shred of planning, and you can save […]