budget

If you're shocked by your entry level salary offering, strategic budgeting may help you navigate your first job with a little more ease.

We may not all have Beyonce money, but we can certainly still have a flawless few months.

Everyone is always working on their finances. If not, they should be. Life is expensive honey. There’s a ton of different advice columns, blogs and more dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom. And while it may seem hard to decide which monthly expenses to cut back, you’ve got to know that you don’t have […]

While many of us are well aware that eating healthy is the right thing to do, the price tag (or our perception of the price tag) is the number one reason why we simply do not. Convenience and comfort run the show when it comes to our diets and our overall health is suffering y’all. […]

President Obama wants to help you get back on track to achieving the American dream. This week, the president released a $3.9 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Raising tobacco taxes to make preschool universal (read: free) for all 4-year-olds, expanding the existing tax credit for full-time worker’s child care cost and offering […]

Yeah, we’d all like to have an amazing wedding with an unlimited budget that would allow us to have anything we want. That’s not reality. The truth is that many weddings take place in church fellowship halls, community centers or at home as an attempt to save money. As a planner, I’ve often heard brides […]

We all swoon over the fabulous, over-the-top nuptials that we see in the gossip magazines and on blogs. But, let’s be real. The normal, everyday bride can rarely afford the huge floral arrangements, the celebrity chef, the national recording artist performance and the silk linens flown in from New Zealand. What’s a bride to do? […]

Traveling can get expensive fast. From the flights to the hotels, ground transportation, food, souvenirs to unforeseen emergencies, even the thriftiest traveler can find themselves running out of funds quick. I’d like to consider myself a frugal traveler but with my vices for food (I have to order, try and photograph everything!) and souvenir shopping, […]

Summer travel is one of those necessary evils. Once the weather warms up, all I can think about is being whisked away to someplace fabulous. And because the summer spans three to four months, depending on your location, finding ways to take lasting and/or multiple trips presents several obstacles. Whether it’s limited finances, time or […]

The amount of social media we have nowadays gets to be a bit overwhelming, trust me I know. Aside from Twitter and Instagram, I tend to ignore a lot of the other social media sites like Vine, Facebook, Pinterest and Kik. Call me old-fashioned, but I feel as though I don’t need to know the […]

If I only had a dollar for every bride who came to me and said, “I’m going to get married at home and save so much money!” I also hear, “My uncle has a HUGE yard and we’re going to have the wedding there so I can save lots of cash!” Ummm…..think again. Your house,  […]