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8 Reasons Why Your Family Budget Isn’t Working

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2018 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
family budget

The most common piece of financial advice that you’ll hear is that you need to have a budget. If you’re not keeping track of your spending and budgeting your money correctly, you’re never going to be in a stable financial position, and you won’t be able to save up money for the future. The problem […]

Change Your Financial Situation Starting TODAY

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 11, 2018 | Categories: Money Talk
Financial situation

Not all of us are blessed to be in the financial situation we hoped or would like ourselves to be in, are we? I am sure that a little extra disposable income each month would not go unnoticed and there are so many things we would like to do if we had the extra cash […]

Overseas Vacation on a Budget? Why the Heck Not?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 1, 2018 | Categories: Savings, Travel
overseas vacation

Overseas vacation on a budget? Why the heck not? We work hard. Damn hard. In fact, Americans are amongst the hardest working and industrious people on the planet. This actually sounds more impressive than it is. In fact, it’s entirely possible that we’re all working a little too hard. We work longer hours and do […]

4 Things You Should Be Saving For Right Now

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2018 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
saving

In a hyper-connected, hyper-consumer society it is easy to spend, spend, and spend some more! But, the problem with that is, it is going to leave you and your family inundated with goodies in the short term, but left out in the cold in the longer term. Instead, you should be saving some right now. […]

Healthy Frugal Food Tips & Frugal Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Money Talk
frugal food

If you’re like me, it is important that you and your family are eating healthy. At the same time, we want to save money on our grocery bills. I have some tips that will combine the best of both worlds. You can eat healthy while saving money with some simple and healthy frugal food choices. […]

Debt Traps: The Warning Signs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2018 | Categories: Money Talk
Debt traps warning signs.

Debt traps. Almost everyone is in debt in some form or another these days. And because of the prevalence of debt in the modern world, it can be incredibly difficult to determine whether or not your debt is turning into a big problem. However, there are a lot of warning signs to watch out for […]

Finding Finance For Your Education Is Always A Good Investment

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk

Knowledge is power, that’s what they say. And, on paper, it’s true. Knowledge, when correctly applied through actions equates to skills, and skills are a valuable commodity in the workplace. The trouble is that a college education can be prohibitively expensive. So finding financing for your education is always a good investment. Despite being a […]

The Goose is Getting Fat, Shame Your Wallet Isn’t

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 9, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Save on bills this Christmas season

As we say goodbye to Halloween, we look towards Christmas and the problem with this festive wonderful winter time of year is that it can cost a fortune. It’s not just the presents… it’s the food, the decorations, and yes the gifts. There seems to always be something or someone to buy for around Christmas, […]

Ways to Save Money When Moving to a New Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk

Most people are always keen to save money. No one wants to spend unnecessarily, so why not take that mentality forward with you when the time comes for you to move house? It’s always possible to make savings when you’re moving, but most people don’t take advantage of these. That’s a mistake, and one that […]

Ways To Make Money From Home By Doing (Next To) Nothing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk, Working at Home
Ways to make money from home by doing next to nothing

We all feel the stresses and strains of the cost of living. Things are costing more and more, and unfortunately, wages aren’t always going up in the same way. So it can be why we are seeing the rise of more people getting a second job or looking to do something to make money from […]