Round Three: More baby observations from a new parent and mother
IF YOU PLAN ON BREASTFEEDING OR GIVING MILK BUY THE DOUBLE ELECTRIC PUMP Buy a double electric pump. It’s $300 but worth it. Full Disclosure: I got mine from a friend so I di
How to increase the luxe factor of your wardrobe without breaking the bank
The key is really to mix low and high pieces, as in more expensive shoes, jackets and handbags, and less expensive things like tops or accessories. 5 BASIC RULES ON HOW TO PICK NIC
Do you have a fear of returning things?
A curious idea popped in my head the other day when my mother asked me to take something back to the store. It’s not that she herself was busy and couldn’t do it, she e
Are girls more expensive than boys to raise?
Ever since I announced I am pregnant, a few fathers and grandfathers have joked that I better hope for the sake of my finances that I have a boy because girls are WAY more expensiv
Apartment hunting is pretty sexist
Every time I have gone to look for an apartment, where I’ve only put my name on the lease, I am always asked: “But why isn’t your husband / boyfriend on the leas
Being frugal or cheap doesn’t mean you’re morally superior
And if you think it makes you so, then you’re seriously deluded. Being frugal is a good thing in the PF community, I even aspire in some areas of my life to reach this (e.g.
Why I am teaching my kids about money by not giving them any to begin with
I obviously see the huge benefits in teaching your children about money early on, no matter how young they are, but for me, being a parent means being a role model for them in the
Is a mortgage a form of savings?
An excellent discussion emerged from my post about whether or not debt should be part of your budget, and that is: Is your mortgage a form of savings? I am firmly, strongly in the
Should there only be one breadwinner in the family?
An interesting post states that from a rational, economic standpoint, there should only be ONE breadwinner in a family, not two: While many will argue that the theory of Comparativ
Is $200 now my minimum price point for any given piece of clothing?
Everything costs way more money now, for what I consider to be pretty basic items. It’s not just me either. This article sums it up — a plain white T for $7 or $70? “