A stockpile is your own stock of deals and cheap finds that you buy for future use and/or to donate. People have different takes on stockpiles. Some feel they are absolutely necessary while others feel they are a total waste of space and time. My personal opinion is that everyone should have one even if it is just for emergencies. Food Stockpiling food is okay, but you have to make sure to check … [Read more...] about Stockpiling Made Easy
Unfortunately, we are all feeling the effects of the current economy on our finances, and we have all had to review our expenses and determine if they are really necessary. While some have turned to couponing, others have started to simply carpool. However, I think we can all dig a little deeper in examining our finances. Food Of course, you absolutely need to start couponing. I will scream it … [Read more...] about Re-examining Your Finances to Increase Your Savings
The first rule of budgeting and getting your finances under control is figuring out your needs versus your wants. Sometimes we simply mix up what are necessities and wants. A need is an absolute must such as food, clothes, and shelter. A want is a luxury such as brand names, entertainment, and cell phones. Entertainment Cable is expensive no matter what plan you have. Even if you have a … [Read more...] about Needs vs. Wants
This year, I am going to take a different approach and seek to conquer a new issue every month. Of course, in the month of January, you have your New Year’s resolution, but also Christmas debt. Let’s see how to knock out both. Christmas Debt Well, by now you are seeing your bank account and credit card statements. You are probably thinking what most Americans are thinking: "We overdid it … [Read more...] about January Savings
Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Amusement Parks and Eating Healthy Well, this week is "fun week." I am doing all sorts of fun stuff with my kids before they leave for MS. We are definitely going to the beach, carnival on Tuesday, and possibly Oceanbreeze Waterpark. A really good way to save money with carnivals/fairs is by checking to see if they have a discount day. On Tuesday our carnival … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Amusement Parks and Eating Healthy
Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Being Goofy! My computer decided to go belly up. I have had the computer for under a year, but it just won’t cooperate. The back light is on but no picture on the screen. I was in tears. Thank God I kept my old laptop. This weekend was my nephew Cairon's birthday, and he was too cute with his white button-up and yellow vest. He turned three and was proud about … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Being Goofy!