Disclaimer: I am not a relationship expert and this is not a marriage advice blog. The advice in this post is simply what has workied for me and my husband. Here is the final part in my four-part series on Planning Your Financial Future. According to Marriage.com the second most common cause of divorce is money. … Continue reading Talking About Money in Marriage
Here it is! Part II of my Planning Your Financial Future Series: Making a Budget. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Amazing things can happen when you follow a budget, become accountable for your spending and start saving for your future. First, did you do your homework? I hope you sat … Continue reading Making a Budget – and then sticking to it!
Let's start talking about why this blog exists in the first place. I was raised hearing about this fellow, Dave Ramsey. When I was in high school my parents bought me the book Financial Peace. With a little incentive, I read this book. I learned what could lie in store if I was free from … Continue reading Making Financial Goals
Now that you have made financial goals and set a budget it's time to live debt free! I won't lie to you, the path to living debt free is not easy and its going to take a lot of hard work. You can do it! The first step in your debt free plan is to … Continue reading Pay Off Debt
A Southern classic if ever there was one! I wasn't lucky enough to try Coca-Cola Cake until I was out of college. A co-worker brought some into work and changed my life forever. What with the stress of impending surgery, I started craving this lovely take on chocolate cake. Luckily I found a recipe pretty … Continue reading Coca-Cola Cake
These cookies remind me of childhood. In fact, I still enjoy smearing around the melted chocolate kisses. 😉 I've used this recipe with delicious results every time. This recipe is nearly foolproof, and I'm ready to share this recipe with you. *See directions at the bottom of the page on how to freeze cookie dough.* … Continue reading Peanut Butter Blossoms
On June 1st I had a doctor's appointment with my podiatrist. After seven months of intensive treatment for plantar fasciitis in both of my feet, he told me I need surgery. Seven months of physical therapy, overpriced shoes, orthotics and 3 rounds of steroid injections had failed. I spent the month of June trying one … Continue reading Back in Action