Having your own garden can be a great way to battle food-price inflation while still providing healthy meals for your family. However, if you have limited space for a garden, you can supplement your harvest with edible landscaping. If you have even a small yard, and local regulations allow... Read more
It’s not unusual for couples to have different approaches to personal finance — particularly when it comes to credit cards. For us personally, my husband does not have a credit card, while I’ve had a  few. He pays for everything with his debit card. In recent years I have gotten... Read more
We moved into our house the day we closed, which happened to be just three days before our wedding. Life was chaotic, but after packing and moving and more or less settling in quickly, we learned a couple of important things about moving into a new house. First, it’s... Read more
Can you have a vacation with all the fun and relaxation of getting away, minus the expenses and logistics of travel? By planning a staycation – a vacation where you stay close to home, you not only get to enjoy time off, but you can also save money and... Read more
While I have the utmost respect for the coupon queens we featured in a post last month, I have to admit that I’m just not that into the “scissor savings” trend. However, my aversion to clipping coupons doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in saving money. On the contrary:... Read more
When it comes to planning a honeymoon, you may dream about the exotic escapes enjoyed by Hollywood stars and members of the Royal family. It’s been widely reported that the trip to the Seychelles islands taken earlier this year by newlyweds Prince William and Catherine Middleton cost around $700,000.... Read more
It’s summer time, and that means it’s time to start looking for ways to keep your kids amused. These days there are plenty of pricey activities available in most areas for children and families. But remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a... Read more
Summer is the season of weddings, and if you’re a single guy or gal who has been spending lots of time lately as a bridesmaid, groomsman or attendee, you may have found yourself doing a little daydreaming about your own nuptials. Just remember that the average wedding costs $27,800,... Read more
Becoming a father during my time as a personal finance blogger was an interesting experience. I got to learn more about myself, my relationship with money, and the kinds of lessons I’d like to eventually pass down to my son about responsible financial management. Birth did two things for... Read more
Average mortgage rates fell week-over-week, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network. On June 7, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders were 4.71% (4.95% APR) for 30-year fixed mortgages, 3.99... Read more