End of Year Finances

photo credit: ben chau Looking at your end of year finances and seeing how much money you spend and where you spend it, can cause serious psychological damage. There should be a warning about this on Quicken. I think I'm going to write to the FDA or the Surgeon General about this. Hubby and I just went through this ordeal in order to make a decision about how much money to set aside for Flexible Spending Account for my family's health costs. As we did this I again brought up the subject of needing to get term life insurance quotes for me. I know this is at the bottom of the list of … [Read more...]

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Outta Control

In my best Regis Philbin voice, "Things are outta control here!" In just a few hours things went from fantastic to real shaky over here. As I was taking care of paying some bills online, I noticed that a check that was due to come in like clockwork didn't. I can't go into details, but Hubby and I thought we had a lot more money than we actually do right now. So after shopping for Christmas gifts, for Peanut's birthday gifts getting a speeding ticket, and then filling up on all of our medication refills to "save" money before the big price increase that will start next year, we're plain … [Read more...]

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I Want Money

Do you remember that song, Money (That's What I Want)? It's stuck in my head. It was first done by Barret Strong back in 1959. It was remade by the Beatles and then much later in 1979 by the Flying Lizards. I guess there's a good reason for me thinking of this song. I want money! I need money. Lots of people ask me how I make money from blogging. One way that I do is by writing paid reviews, another is by affiliates. One of my favorites is the Mom's Talk Network Affiliate Program. I am earning money from this affiliate very easily. Kelly McCausey has set up a site that makes it easy to find … [Read more...]

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