Should you clear your debts first (including your mortgage) or save for retirement?
This is one of those old, on-going debates of whether or not you should clear all your debts first or save for retirement. Personally I’d do the former. I’d clear my de
62% of Americans think more about money than sex
I know this sounds horribly hypocritical coming from someone who is a personal finance (PF) blogger, and who admittedly loves money (you know what I mean) and talking about it, but
Is it necessary to give gifts to people to make them feel good?
Had an excellent comment / point from Nico on my post a long time ago about reaching a Minimalist No-Gift Christmas as an adult that made me think: In regards to giving children un
Try being a little pessimistic for a change
Most people are pretty optimistic, happy folks. Or at least, they try to be. When you make a lot of money, the world is all sunshine and rainbows, things never look or feel
Proposed Budget for 2016: Realistic, but Challenging for me
So I am actually going to try and challenge myself to stick to what I propose as a budget for 2016. Reasons why I am strictly budgeting this year Haven’t stuck strictly to a
Why are you still living where you are if you can’t afford it?
I kind of don’t understand it when people feel like they’re trapped where they are and can’t move to another city to live. Sometimes it’s their family holdi
Shopaholic Series: Kim of Needing the Dough
I started with it here and opened it up to others! Want to participate and give me your delicious, innermost shopping thoughts in my Shopaholic Series? Contact me. I’m Kim &#
Why NOT go all out and spend a ton of money on your one special wedding day?
I am reading a lot on PF blogs about people not wanting to spend a ton on their wedding day. I can get that — it’s a lot of effin’ money… but research has p
Why I won’t be spending a lot of money on my kids
This is a misleading title, but true nonetheless. I am hereby declaring that I am not interested in spending a lot of money on my kids in their formative years. By formative, I mea
The difference between being Paid to Promote & Referrals from Recommendations
I got a comment the other day about being paid to promote Paula’s Choice on this post where I had purchased & used with absolutely zero results, a very expensive acne gel