As divorce rates soar, blended families are on the rise. A blended family consists of two adults and step-children that aren’t necessarily related. Blended families are becoming more and more common as divorced parents re-couple and create new family units, however, these families are subject to hidden costs and expenses that other families may not share. Read on to see some of the ways that blended families shell out extra
Discipline. Sacrifice. These are two words that aren’t very popular nowadays. It seems that everywhere you look, all the ads are either promising something very good very quickly or very conveniently. The idea of having to wait has, well, become sort of old school nowadays. People want their stuff-whether it is a software download, a book ordered through the mail, or a date-delivered quickly.
It seems that everyone has attention
If you want to save a lot of money online, you have to do a little bit of legwork. Sure, you can go to the ‘usual suspects’ of e-commerce savings-price comparison engines and big online retailers. But if you really want to get juicy savings, you have to get off the beaten path.
The truth is that there are many online coupons floating around that pack quite a bit of
We are told since we were kids that saving money is important. There is no doubt about that. The habit of saving is one of the most important and crucial habits a parent can teach a child. By teaching your kid how to save early on in your kid’s life, you are establishing a pattern of personal discipline and financial stewardship that will enable your child to build solid foundations
While it may seem difficult to stay out of personal debt, especially if you have been there before or if you have some sort of money spending issues, it is possible to stay in the black and avoid debt problems. For many people, it just comes down to taking the right actions and going through simple steps in order to stay out of debt and stay in the clear during
Dogs are often adopted without much thought as to the long-term cost of care. Sometimes this can lead to the dog being given up or abandoned because the owner is unable to care for it financially. Before getting a dog, it’s important to know how much caring for it will cost so you can determine if you can financially afford to have a canine companion now, and forever.
During the holiday season, you probably received at least one gift card. While the intention behind the gift is probably nice, what do you do if it’s for a store or restaurant you don’t frequent? You can’t return gift cards, which means it’s time to get a little bit creative.
Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with unwanted gift cards that won’t offend the giver and won’t
It might seem like we are stating the obvious but people do get addicted to credit cards. Just like any addiction, credit card shopping addiction can be broken. You just have to be methodical and strategic about it. If you try to break your habit without getting a full understanding of how it works and what triggers it, you might actually be causing more harm than good since you are