Yes, we know it's still just September, but some of our fans are already asking when the Black Friday ads will start to arrive. First of all, there are, like, a whole TWO yellow leaves on the trees and our windows are still open. Second, we'll grudgingly admit we're right there with you and, well, we do have a few ideas about when you can expect to see the Black Friday ads from your favorite stores come out.
For some people, like my dad, retirement is a chance to wear sweatpants every day, tinker in the garage and play with the dog.
But other people may find retirement a bit … boring.
As if weddings weren't expensive enough, you've also got to consider the cost of the traditional vacation afterwards. I know that a lot of couples who are paying for their own weddings might see this as a frivolous waste of money, but I have to disagree.
I don't want to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm pretty proud of how my husband and I handled our recent wedding. First, we waited a whopping 10 years to tie the knot. I know that might not be for everyone, but we wanted to have enough money saved up that we could afford at least half of our "rough draft budget" up front in cash.
Ah, the sweet smell of spring! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and oh, what's that? I have three weddings to attend this year? Cue the sweet sound of my savings account drying up faster than a California puddle.
When you're offered a new job, there's one thing you can do before accepting that can really help you in the long run: negotiate your base salary. Asking for more money upfront is always a good idea, as long as you approach it tactfully.
You're tired of renting, you've got some cash saved up, and you've made up your mind: it's time for you to become a homeowner. But where do you go from here?
Wake up, coffee addicts! If you've ever lamented the cost of your morning cup o' joe, this one's for you.
What is hygge? It's raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings.
Entertainment isn’t cheap. It costs about a million dollars to see a movie in theaters here in Chicago, and that’s if you skip the popcorn. Don't want to spend a fortune taking the family out to the movies? It might be time to update the old board game collection. With just a few games of your own, you can entertain your friends and family for hours — for free! Here are some of our favorite new games that cost less than a trip to Applebee's.