Learning how to code may be the best way to secure your or your children’s financial future. “By 2020, U.S. universities will not be able to fill even a third of the country’s 1.4 million computing positions with qualified graduates,” said a recent Time article. Learning to code translates into guaranteed job offers, then. The good news is that learning computer programming no longer requires advanced study in
My sister and her boyfriend of five years are moving in together for the first time. Following his acceptance of a job offer in Boston and her acceptance to graduate school, they decided moving out of their respective parents’ homes was the right step. While they have talked about moving out for a long time, my sister confided that they haven’t made a “money” plan
Summer is the perfect time to sit outside and sip cocktails…but cocktails can be pretty pricey. If you’re looking to have fun on a budget a cocktail party is a great way to do so. It’s actually cheaper than having everyone over for dinner. Not convinced? Check out our six tips for having a cocktail party on a budget. 6 tips to throwing a frugal
I love to travel and go on trips. Actually, that’s where I spend the majority of my “fun” money. So far this summer I’ve been on three road trips with friends…and I’m planning at least two more before summer’s end! Apparently I’m not alone with my love of summer travel. According to a survey conducted by Ebates, 82% of Americans are planning a summer trip!
Currently, I have one credit card with a $500 limit. While the credit card is in my name, it’s paid by my father and is only really used for emergencies or family expenses. I’ve been thinking about moving out of my parent’s house and once I do, I’ll have to start paying this card on my own or get a personal credit card. Since I’m
Summer camp for adults is fast becoming the vacation of choice for those who no longer have to plan summer camp for their own kids! There are adult summer camps for outdoorsy types, foodies, music lovers, and more passions – all without sacrificing the creature comforts you’re used to. The adult summer camp trend is growing rapidly, and there are now about 800 camps in the
This summer my sisters and I are the only bridesmaids for my cousin’s wedding. While it can be hard to save as a wedding guest, it seems nearly impossible as a bridesmaid! Since I’m on a budget (and really who isn’t?) I’ve been looking for ways to save while still being a helpful and supportive bridesmaid. Here are my tips for how to save when
I just sold a TV stand that my husband inherited from a roommate on Craigslist for $35 and now I want to have an indoor garage sale! (Read our tips to sell stuff on Craigslist). In most of the country for much of the year, it’s too cold to have anything but an indoor garage sale. If you’re cooped up and looking for something to do,
For decades my family traveled from all over the country to get together for the holidays. My job was to bring a great new toy or game that would entertain a group of people, of various ages and interests, for many hours. Here are 10 toys and family games that are worth the money because of the hours of laughter and togetherness they create. I
Jim sent me this huge list of senior discounts and even took the time to include the source of the discount (see key below). Jim offered the list with one caveat. He did not check the discounts with each store, so some of them may be outdated or invalid. It’s always a good idea to check ahead of time so you’re not disappointed. Here are
Want to get addicted to exercise? Get yourself the Fitbit One fitness tracker that syncs wirelessly to your smart phone and tells you how many steps you’ve taken, flights of stairs you’ve climbed, how many calories you’ve burned, and how long and well you slept. I check mine as many times a day as my obsessive compulsive brain wants! Here’s how this fantastic fitness and
My husband and I have spent the last month packing up our apartment (with an 8-month-old who unpacked the boxes as quickly as we could pack them), moving 1000 miles to be closer to family, and putting an offer on a new house. We could stand to take a breather together. But with closing costs and appliance purchases looming, the last thing we want is
With summer in full swing, August is the best time to browse discount websites for outdoor gear sales. Stores are starting to roll out their fall and winter merchandise, so you can find discount biking gear, tents and camping supplies, cheap running shoes and even discounted luggage and accessories for the whole family. Below are the five best discount websites for outdoor and active gear.