Pros and Cons of Opening a Franchise

Opening a franchise is a way to get a head start and hit the ground running with a new business rather than having to start from scratch. Franchises have always been a popular option among entrepreneurs because they come with their own template and business plan, plus a home office that is there to help you get set up and maintain your business. But opening a franchise … [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...]

Cancel Memberships You’re Not Using

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Welcome to the latest edition of Money Saving Mondays, where we share short, actionable tips that will help you start saving money almost immediately. Today's tip is to stop wasting money and cancel memberships and subscriptions that you no longer need or use. If you take a good, hard look at your spending I guarantee you'll find some kind of membership or subscription … [Read more...]

Creative Income Challenge Month #2 Update – Up 237.58!

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It's been a crazy week.  I'm off the hook busy at my day job and it seems we something going on every night too.  Dropping the kids off at soccer practice, Tee Ball practice, or girl scouts, a work dinner that meant I got home late, terrible traffic every day (can't anyone drive???), and always things to do around the house. Tonight is the Powder Puff Derby where the girl … [Read more...]

7 Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Guarantee You’ll Spend the Night on the Couch

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Give your wife any of these crappy Mother’s Day gifts and you’ll be looking for a new place to sleep. Guys are not exactly known for their ability to pick out the perfect gift.  And with Mother’s Day just a few days away there is bound to be a lot of last minute scrambling to bring home something (anything!)  to make the women in our lives happy. But you’d better choose … [Read more...]