“Looks and love are fleeting, but money can make up for the loss,” was a mantra I heard starting at a very young age from a close relative. She had successfully married a very wealthy man and seemed quite happy. Similarly, I have a close friend whose grandmother had always told her, “Marry for money,
I initially titled this post “Live Stylishly Within Your Means,” but upon further investigation, I found that little phrase had no less than 267,000 search returns in Google. So I went with a title with fewer search results. You’re probably saying, “So?” Here’s my point, at first, I really didn’t see any difference in the
My oldest daughter had many milestones this year. She got her drivers license, got her first car, got her first job and turned 18 just this week. Besides being a festive day full of the usual celebrations, we went to get her first bank account. Out of all the huge life-changing events she went through
According to Merriam-Webster, the word “tightwad” means “a close or miserly person.” Let’s take that a step further: “miserly” means “of, relating to or characteristic of a miser; marked by grasping meanness and penuriousness.” On the other hand, the term “conservative” as applicable here means “marked by moderation or caution.” Wow, that is a big
Gym memberships can cost over $1,000 a year. Add a personal trainer to that and you are spending thousands to get fit and stay that way. Granted, being physically fit is extremely important, but so is being financially fit. How do you balance the two? Consider some alternatives to the gym and personal trainer scene.