Finding Cheap Auto Insurance for Your Teenager

My oldest is still a few years from being a teen, but still, I don’t look forward to the time he can drive because I’ll worry about him, of course, but also because I’m not looking forward to those high insurance premiums! Between clothes, food and entertainment, teenagers can be expensive. When your kids start […]

How We Raised $634 to Pay for Our New Tires

As Facebook fans know, my husband and I have been looking high and low to find money to replace our nearly bald tires. We started saving in the middle of January, but we felt pressure because we were driving to Michigan at the end of February to help take care of my mom as she […]

How to Save Money on a Car Loan

In an ideal world, we would all have enough money to pay cash for our automobiles.  However, the world is not ideal and many Americans need a full or partial loan to finance their car.  Most people will pay thousands of dollars in interest over the life of the loan.  However, there are several ways […]

Getting Gazelle Intense and Paying Down Debt – A Guest Post

The following is a guest post from Jeff who blogs at Sustainable Life Blog. This is the second in a series of posts on how other people have paid down their debt.  If you have paid down a significant amount of debt, I would love to hear your story. Looking back just over two years ago to […]

Paying off the $25,000 Monkey on Our Backs – A Guest Post

The following is a guest post from Amanda who blogs at Frugal Confessions.  This is the first in a series of posts on how other people have paid down their debt.  If you have paid down a significant amount of debt, I would love to hear your story. Sometimes when I look back on 2010 […]

How Do You Behave During Personal Financial Booms?

Recently, when researching my staff writing post about the current job boom in North Dakota, I ran across an interesting article, “I Doubled My Salary in North Dakota.”  The article is about a man who had formerly worked in a factory in Nebraska, but lost his job thanks to the recession.  He took the leap […]

Some Items We Refuse to Cut as We Get Gazelle Intense

My husband and I have gotten gazelle intense with our debt repayment, and we are looking to slash where ever we can.  However, there are some areas that others may consider cutting that we refuse to touch.  One of those areas is life insurance.  Just a few months after our son was born, we bought […]

Going Green to Save Green – A Guest Post

This is a guest post from Eric at Narrow Bridge Finance as part of the Yakezie blog swap. You can see my post on the same topic at Eric’s blog. This week, our topic is “What is your best go green method to save money?” People have many different motivations for “going green.” I think […]

Five Creative Ways to Save

Common financial advice is to pay yourself first; set aside your own savings before you pay any bills.  Yet, what happens if you don’t have enough money to pay yourself first?  What if you can’t set aside $100 or more each month?  How can you continue to save for your goals whether they are establishing […]

What Is the Next Big Goal for Mom’s Plans?

Mom’s Plans’ Initial Goal When I started this blog, it was to share how my family was learning to live on less so I could be a stay-at-home mom.  After 2 years of blogging, I have officially become a stay-at-home mom, so I have met my main goal for Mom’s Plans.  So, what is my […]