I must confess I am not sure just where the time has gone this year. It seems like the last I knew it was January and then all of a sudden it’s June.
I don’t know about you, but from time to time I get stressed. For me it happens when I have lots to do in a short period of time.
Lots of times switching jobs is exciting. You may get to meet new people and learn some new skills. In addition, you might be glad to leave behind a job where there were ill feelings.
Once you graduate from college you may feel a sense of relief. No doubt part of that relief is due to the idea that your studying days are over.
Now that Mother’s Day has passed and school is nearly out, summer is around the corner. As much as I love summer, I must confess I don’t necessarily love the heat that comes with it. The other part of summertime I don’t like is having higher bills from trying to keep cool. If you have […]
Having a monthly budget to follow can really help if you struggle with your finances. It keeps you accountable for your spending by reminding you of all your monthly monetary obligations. But imagine if your budget were to get blown out of the water because your paycheck got skipped. How would you keep your bills […]
Summer is fast approaching which means school lessons will soon be at an end. Kids will excitedly make their escapes from cramped classrooms for the last time until next fall. For the first few days they’ll likely be busy burning off excess pent up energy. Still, within a short time, some will inevitably mutter the […]
One of the things I remember best about being in college is having very little money. Although that was quite a few years ago I don’t think much has changed on that front. In fact, it’s a pretty common condition for most college students now days. Obviously there are exceptions to this rule though. Students […]
Where I live, just two days ago we were experiencing some pretty rough winter weather. However, today it was warmer and you’d never have known the storm had ever happened. In fact, the birds were singing earlier reminding me that even warmer days will soon arrive. On the heels of the warm weather will be […]
Staying at one job for your whole career isn’t as common as it used to be. Changing jobs is sometimes a way of moving up the ladder. It’s what I did several years ago to advance to a higher position and pay. But sometimes it doesn’t pay to change employers. Making that decision can be […]
If you’ve ever heard other’s talk about taking a fabulous cheap vacation it may have made you jealous. In fact, I wouldn’t blame you a bit if you were. But that shouldn’t prevent you from taking one of your own. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take trips more often because you’re staying for free? You […]
Most of us have heard the saying that you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Of course, we also know what the saying means. If all of your eggs are in one basket and it is accidently crushed, you will lose all the eggs. However, if you put them in more than […]
When your debt is keeping you up at night and consuming your every thought it’s time to make some changes. Getting your finances back on track won’t be easy, but you will be happier and less stressed once you do. Nevertheless, you’ve got a long road ahead until you see light at the end of […]
It’s probably not a stretch of the truth to assume that many people have financial difficulties occasionally. Of course, for some people it happens more often than others. But one thing that doesn’t help is counting on luck to improve your finances. For most of us there is no pot of gold at the end […]
As I worked on my computer this morning, my husband and our good friends worked cattle. My husband taught their kids how to show their steers for the fair this summer. In turn, they helped us plant new windbreak trees on our farm later in the afternoon. Today’s give and take among friends got me […]
Most people use some type of social media app on a daily basis. When you’re on the go you likely see them rapidly pecking away on smart phones or other electronic devices. In fact, you may even be one of them. I must admit that I am. I like to use social media to catch […]
Peer pressure isn’t something that only affects teenagers. It may be more subtle, but it affects adults too. In fact, if you pay close attention you can feel it in your relationships with friends, coworkers, and family members. If the peer pressure is great enough you may not be able to resist the temptation to […]
I don’t know about you, but in the last few months I have noticed that gas prices are going up. In fact, a recent article by AAA indicates we may not see relief for a while yet. One of the reasons for the increase we are all feeling is the higher price the United States […]
Like most people, you were probably taught to share small tokens of appreciation or affection with others for Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s very likely the first paper valentine you ever received or gave was when you were primary school age or younger. I know that’s when I got my first valentine. As I got […]
As the first month of the new year draws to a close it is likely many people have already revised their budgets. If you are among them, it’s important to note that making changes to it doesn’t mean your budgeting is complete for the year. In fact, you should review your budget at least every […]