Going Mobile: The Cell Phone for Your Budget

You need a new cell phone. Well, everyone needs a new cell phone these days because of two reasons. First, land lines are an ancient fad more than a requirement. Second, the technology moves so fast these days your newish phone purchased a few months ago is now old news. You need something that helps you in work and leisure, has a decent data plan and gives you the opportunity to surf the web and social media with ease. Oh, and it has the capability to make calls as well.Continue Reading

Budget Vacations: Budgeting Your Trip to…Disneyland

Coke or Pepsi? Burger King or McDonald’s? Walt Disney World or Disneyland?Continue Reading

Budget Vacations: Budgeting Your Trip to…Southern California

There are many places travelers across the globe want to visit at least once in their lifetimes. The beautiful and historic cities of Europe are on the list as our places like Australia and the tropical environments of Hawaii and the Caribbean. On the U.S. mainland, visitors head toward New York, Disneyworld, Boston, and the country’s numerous national parks. At or near the top of the list is the region known as Southern California.Continue Reading

Paring Down Your Life For a Simple Budget

Have you taken a look at your budget lately? Pretty daunting, isn’t it? What was once a simple document is now filled with numerous categories for every single item that you purchase. This includes food, clothing, kid activities, holidays, dining out, movies and so much more. There are so many categories listed on your budget that you find it hard to choose what category something goes into. What’s worse, the money you need to pay down debt and set up an emergency fund seems to decrease every paycheck. In other words, you’ve overextended yourself. It’s time to pare down for a simple budget.Continue Reading

It’s Fall — Time to Think About Winter

You know the summer is about to end from the little things you see changing. The kids are back in school, colors are starting to shift on the neighborhood trees and there’s a hint of a chill each morning as the dew accumulates on the grass and automobile. These signs usually mean putting away the sandals for the year and prepping your home for trick-or-treaters. It also means you need to start thinking about preparing your home for winter.Continue Reading