Renting an Older Home? 4 Utility Cost-Saving Updates

If you’re renting an older home, you may discover that utility costs are more than you might expect. There are several reasons that you may be paying more than in a newer home. Often, they are little issues that can easily be fixed for just a few dollars. Consider making a few updates to your rental to save money in the long run. Just be sure to get landlord’s approval before beginning any project.

How Expensive is Full-Time Travel?

Everyone want to travel more but how much does it really cost? Well, perhaps it is actually cheaper than you might expect. The problem of course is that you still have all your “fixed costs” at home i.e. taxes, mortgage (or rent), insurance, utilities, etc. But what if you sell your house first? That is exactly what we did and here is how much our first month of travel cost us.

Cost of Giving Birth Skyrocketing!

Can you imagine paying half your annual salary just to have a baby? According to recent statistics the median household income is $50,502 and the cost of a single birth is $28,169! That is up from $17,035 before Obamacare was introduced in 2007.  Even if you have insurance, you are getting stuck with a much […]

8 Ways to Save on the Cost of Child Care

Nannies, sitters, and other childcare providers can be expensive when you consider base pay, experience and other factors.  Here are 8 ways to reduce the cost of child care. Hire a College Sitter.  Hiring a college sitter is a great way to save extra money and gain a sitter with a more flexible schedule.  Most college […]

7 Factors that Determine the Cost of Child Care

Whether spending a night on the town with your spouse or hiring a full-time nanny, there are many factors that contribute to the cost of child care. Between base pay, experience, how many children you have… you could be paying upwards of $20.00 per hour. Here is some insight into the 7 factors that impact the cost of […]