Christmas Art

Last year my family was relocated to Charlotte for my husband’s work and we had movers come in and pack up our things.  It was really interesting to have them in my house packing up my things.  That being…


Dr. Who knitted scarf

When my teenage son asked me to knit him something for his 14th birthday I didn’t dare say “no.” The likelihood of that ever happening again is slim for sure.  He wanted a Dr. Who scarf!!  He only had a…


Stop living paycheck to paycheck (1/3)

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money-finance-bills-bank-notesIf you’ve ever lived paycheck to paycheck and run out of money for your monthly bills, you know how stressful this can be. About one-third of American households are currently living “hand to mouth” (see recent research). This is simply a disaster waiting to happen! When unplanned expenses occur (car accident, health problems, etc.), debt tends to accrue and quickly grows out of control. In this age of instant gratification, it is more tempting than ever to live beyond our means. However, if we don’t consider and plan for the future, we will never enjoy the peace of mind afforded by financial freedom.

Whether you’re suffering under a growing pile of debt or unsure about how to save for retirement, this three-step plan is a great place to start improving your financial security.