How Much Mortgage Can You Really Afford

If you're looking to buy a house in the near future, it's important to know how much you can afford to spend. Setting a realistic budget will help you determine where you should buy, how much home to buy and how you will account for closing costs … [Continue reading]

Why We Downsized Before Retirement

Recently I was reading an article on Trulia entitled, 8 Reasons Why You Should Buy A 1,000-Square-Foot House and it reminded me of many of the reasons why my wife Lisa and I decided to downsize even though we weren't ready to retire yet. We were … [Continue reading]

Top Vacation Articles

With Vacation season coming soon here are some vacation related articles you might enjoy: How To Make A Vacation A Reality On A Budget Get Your Finances in Order Before Moving Internationally Keep Your Next Family Vacation under Budget … [Continue reading]

Odds and Ends: 3 Ways To Make Money While Clearing Clutter

Although many people throw out, recycle or upcycle remaining odds and ends after clearing clutter out of their homes, there's no reason that you should waste an opportunity to make a little extra cash. As the old saying goes, "One man's trash is … [Continue reading]

Smile Savings: 4 Ways To Save Money On Dental Care

Unless it is provided by your employer, getting good dental coverage is expensive and most families just can't afford it. In 2012, the National Association of Dental Plans reported more than 40 percent of citizens lacked coverage. ObamaCare required … [Continue reading]

These Numbers Should Make You Mad and Get You Motivated

It seems like a national epidemic... One of the biggest challenges that people face today is dealing with their personal debt. According to NerdWallet the average American family has $16,748 worth of credit card debt, $176,222 worth of mortgage debt, … [Continue reading]

5 Surprising Ways to Save Money on Household Expenses

Trying to cut down on household expenses is never an easy task. After all, these recurring monthly costs seem never ending. But it turns out that there are few simple changes that you can make that will save you a lot of money over a period of … [Continue reading]

How to Coupon the Modern High-Tech Way

You've probably heard fantastic stories of professional "couponers" who descend on a grocery store line with a stack of coupons an leave the store with a truckload of merchandise for a couple of dollars. Although coupons can often mean tremendous … [Continue reading]