6 Things to Buy When You’re Almost Out of Grocery Money

What would you do if you were almost out of money to buy groceries? It’s understandable if that would cause you to go into a panic mode. But it’s not just a hypothetical scenario – some people are actually facing that question now. Due to the government shut down, some people are actually having toContinue reading “6 Things to Buy When You’re Almost Out of Grocery Money”

How to be Charitable When You’re Broke

  Dealing with job loss, unexpected bills, or other tough financial times can make Christmas a trickier time to navigate, financially speaking. As you look ahead to your budget, it might be awkward when people ask you to be charitable. The warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you help other people could conflict with theContinue reading “How to be Charitable When You’re Broke”

How to Have a No-Spend Weekend

If you’re accustomed to celebrating every weekend by spending money, it can be a challenge to change your ways if money gets tight. But if you set your mind to it, you can have a no-spend weekend- a weekend that doesn’t involve spending any money. I’m what some call a house cat. I love toContinue reading “How to Have a No-Spend Weekend”

Can a Budget Give You Freedom?

Can a budget give you freedom, or does it have to be restrictive, controlling, and so tight that it makes you feel like a boa constrictor is clamping down on your wallet so tight that it could make a dollar bill scream? The word budget is almost a dirty word to some. If your fundsContinue reading “Can a Budget Give You Freedom?”