During 2020 many families not only learned how to work from home, but they also had to learn how to homeschool their children. There are many different ways to homeschool and it widely depends on the state you live in. In the state of Arizona we have the option to have K12 which is a […]
When you are married you most likely talked about social security and death benefits. When you have a spouse pass away, you have the opportunity, depending on how long you have been married, to take their benefits until your retirement age. Let’s look at some points to consider before you make the decision to take […]
With the changing of the season I thought I would talk about how gardening can be for health and wealth! Earlier this year I wrote about inflation and food shortages. One of the ways I talked about combating food shortage was through raising your own food. Here some more thoughts on the benefits of gardening. […]
We all enjoy saving money in different areas of life, death is not different. Last year I wrote this article about what to do when the unexpected happens. Today I wanted to extend this idea with saving money in general with someone dies. It is a hard topic to consider, but at some point we […]
Summer of 2022 is winding down in some areas, but many might be hoping to squeeze in a vacation and hoping to keep gas and flights in budget. We have seen huge increases in inflation this year, the highest we have seen in 40 years. With this inflation, we have also seen the price for […]
The new generation of money is in cryptocurrency, but what about the new generation of the internet? How will it impact the financial world? Certainly there will be aspects that are improved from the technology as well as drawbacks.
April ended with the market in a downward trend. The first two weeks of May spelled a continuation of this trend toward year lows, cryptocurrency was among the sectors hit hard by the down turned market. Is this a time to fret or a time to invest?
I have written in the last year about saving money on fuel and having a baby. Jeanne has written about saving money in the summer time. The current inflation is making it more difficult for the farmers in the county grow food to send to market. This will certainly impact the prices at the super […]
Spring break season is well upon us and we might be changing our mind about those traveling plans with how high the price of gas has gone up within the last month. If this is you, here are some last minute ideas to help you save a buck and salvage your vacation time.
The stock market is impacted by major world events, rumors of mergers, and bankruptcy. If you have seen the news lately, you will know there is the threat of Russia invading Ukraine. For those trading in the stock market, it could mean big dips are coming. Risk of Investment Last month I wrote about learning […]
Learning about the stock market is something wise to do before jumping on the bandwagon of trading on the stock market. Sure there is value in learning from experience, but this could cost you thousands of dollars. Depending on your age, you may not have the time to bounce back from that loss. In this […]
As yet another year is getting ready to end, wise business people look toward the future year. They plan and dream. They set goals and outline how they plan to reach those goals. Here are some tips on what to include in your goals.
President Biden recently stated he has spoken to major big box store CEOs about Christmas supply chain issues. He assured us we will be able to get our Christmas shopping done. What if that isn’t exactly how it pans out? Last year I wrote an article about doing experiences over gifts for Christmas. While experiences […]
On this site we have talked a lot about life insurance, preparing for when the unexpected happens. Check out this post if you’re wanting to learn about the difference between term and whole life insurance. When you’re raising a family, you may opt for life insurance for the entire family. What if something happens before […]
Kid activities don’t just stop when the summer ends and school begins. Often they just shift what activities they are doing and the time at which they do them. With the holidays coming down the line quickly, saving money is a good idea. Before you enroll your children into something new this fall, consider these […]
My family and I have been trying to find land to build on this year. Unfortunately for us, this year is NOT the best year to be investing in homes and land. Manufactured homes have increases many thousands of dollars since we first looked in March! Local options are close to the 200’s JUST for […]
There are many families dealing with the financial impact of 2020 well into 2021. One of the ways the Biden administration is trying to help families across the country is to make early payments on available child tax credits. Is that really beneficial, or should you hold out for 2022 to get your tax […]
As many of us thought about how to better survive a crisis, USPS address changes show many Americans choose the rural life in doing so. I in this article it talks about how the pandemic did or did not change the flow of people choosing the relocate. It made me think about the benefits of […]
Over the summer I wrote about RVing on a budget. In that article I shared that my family fulltime RVs. RVing fulltime might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think there are valuable lessons to be learned when living simply. Here are some of the lessons I have learned about living the small […]
If you have read through my posts the last several months, you know I have been looking at the stock market recently. If you have missed those posts, check them out here and here. I have been thinking about how to invest short term rather than just for retirement. Here is what I have learned […]