Why having a dining out budget is important

It’s no secret that my family likes to go out to eat. We know that we like to do it, so we make sure to include it in our budget. We try to employ various strategies (Groupons, sharing entrees, drinking water) to stretch our dining out budget and for the most part, it...

How Lists Help Us

“Make a list.”  That’s what I said to my wife recently when she was feeling a bit overwhelmed.  With my recent annual bonus, we had decided to give ourselves a bonus too.  We, as I am sure many people do, give ourselves a monthly allowance or fun money.  So, when the...

Smart Tactics for Every Consumer

Researching, Avoiding Emotional Spending and More Are you considering a large purchase or investment? Do you need more (or some) money left at the end of each month? When is the best time to make – or not make – a purchase? Consider these smart tactics for every...

My Dining Out Challenge: Frozen yogurt

Self-serve frozen yogurt is proving to be a bomb detonating my dining out budget. As a kid, I loved frozen yogurt. TCBY and a local place saw a good deal of my money (mainly because I could walk there). It was nice because it was a bit healthier than ice cream and...

Habits of Successful eCommerce Store Owners

It can be challenging to run a successful eCommerce business, but you can take inspiration from others who have successfully started and run such businesses. Success only comes from hard work and discipline. Sometimes the discipline is in cultivating particular habits...

Visual Calorie Infograph

This is a pretty sweet (no pun intended) infograph that tells a story of calories. Some of that story includes what your body would do if you consumed 68 hot dogs in ten minutes…yuck! This infographic is brought to you by...