What I Learned From My Mom About Credit

I posted this last year. Okay, I admit I’ve posted this every year since 2012. I get a lot of heartfelt emails each year I post this, so I decided to make it a tradition since a lot of you seem to identify with it. So once again, in honor of my mom, I’m...

My First Two Money Mistakes of 2017

We’re still in January, but I’ve already reached my quota of money mistakes for the year. Yeah, I allow myself a couple of blunders every year because I finally faced the fact that I’m human. I like to think I’m on top of everything all the...

12,400 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

It finally happened. I got the dreaded letter from my Homeowners Association (HOA) about my driveway. The letter even included photos of my cracked and lopsided driveway, just in case I didn’t know how bad it looked. I knew it needed to be broken up and repaved,...