Enjoy Christmas By Remembering This One Thing

Enjoy Christmas By Remembering This One Thing

Christmas is finally here. After what seems like months of preparing, we finally get to enjoy the culmination of the Christmas season on Christmas day itself. So what are you feeling about that? Does that bring a sense of joy when getting together with family and friends to enjoy a few days off and celebrate? Or does it bring a sense of relief, that the pressure of the gift buying and party prepping and money burning is finally about to be off, and you can cry in the corner with a glass of wine during Christmas breakfast...? Or maybe you are just sick of hearing about it on EVERY COMMERCIAL … [Read more...]

Ultimate Budget Series: Part 2 – Tithing

Ultimate Budget Series: Part 2 – Tithing

Welcome back to the Ultimate Budget Series. If you haven't have a chance to check out the rest of the series, here's what we've got so far: Introduction Income Today we’re going to talk about one of the most debated and awesome line items in the budget: Tithing! Now, I know this is a hot topic for some, and for others it doesn't even matter. But the aim of this series is to go through the most common budget items in detail, and tithing is definitely one of them. And as a tithing Christian myself, I have some experience in this area, and would like to break it down so that we are all … [Read more...]

What Gifts Are You Giving For Christmas?

What Gifts Are You Giving For Christmas?

Every commercial, ad and sign is talking about what you NEED TO GET for Christmas this year. And though I can appreciate gadgets as much as the next, I really like to think more about what I can get other people than what I am going to get myself. I've always had a tough time making a Christmas list, maybe because I forget that I need anything, or maybe because when I think about it, I don't actually NEED anything. Whatever the case, it's always more exciting to me to give gifts this time of year. What Are You Giving For Christmas? So, since I get excited about giving and seeing others … [Read more...]

Winning the Lottery: What Would YOU Buy?

Lately, when I decide to get up on time, I have been privileged to enjoy the amazingness that is riding the bus. Standing out on the corner in the rain while the bus running 5 minutes late reminds me that being frugal is sometimes a bummer. Saving $5 a day on gas looks like me spending almost an extra hour on travel per day and bearing the elements. The nice thing is, I am able to do some blogging on the bus, so it's not a complete waste of time. Though I do end up motion sick after about 15 minutes, so I only have a limited amount of time to download my brain into the computer before feeling … [Read more...]