Fun Family Staycation Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget

The temperatures are starting to rise, flowers are blooming and the grass is green.  You or your neighbors may even begin outdoor barbecuing.  Summer is right around the corner.  Many people take their vacations in the summer, but what happens if you won’t be one of them this year?  Maybe you can’t afford a vacation or you are saving for another goal.  Whatever the reason, you … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Still Have Fun While Paying Down Debt

Have debt?  Chances are, you had debt for a few years; it probably bothered you, but not too much.  However, once you make up your mind to be rid of the debt, as is human nature, you want to be rid of it right now! We put up with debt for two years while my husband finished his doctorate degree.  Now, nine months after he finished his degree, we want nothing more than to be … [Read more...]

Getting Dinner on the Table on Busy Week Nights

There is an image of the 1950s housewife, complete with her red and white ruffle apron, presenting her husband a nice roast fresh from the oven after he has returned from work and had time to read the paper. Obviously, we are now far from those days; in many families both parents work and the six o’clock hour is a busy one filled with tired, hungry kids and parents … [Read more...]