Month: May 2014

Charting Personal Finance Progress, Internally and Externally

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re in the midst of a personal finance journey of your own. You started at a place that you weren’t happy with for some reason (too much debt, unhappy with your living situation, unhappy with your career, etc.) and you’re heading towards a place that seems much more …

Categories: Getting Started

The Frugal Rainy Day Box

Yesterday, I mentioned offhand the value of having things on hand to entertain and create special moments for children. Things like this are easy to plan ahead for, easy to bargain hunt for, and can really come in handy on a rainy day or other unexpected event. It can also be useful to have on …

Categories: Frugality, Parenting

Personal Finance 101: What Is a Bond?

Pros and Cons of Bonds Amy writes in: You often talk about investing in bonds. I don’t even understand what bonds are, let alone how to invest in them! Well, let’s start at the beginning. What Is a Bond? To put it simply, a bond is a way for an investor to buy a piece …