Putting the Stereotypical Notion of a Tightwad on its Tush

3 awesome things to do when you retire

Retirement is just as personal as personal finance. Every person has a different plan and road map to get to that destination. Some folks are working their tails off now, 50, 60, 70 hour weeks to make as much money as they can so when they finally do retire, they can just do nothing all… Continue Reading

My Secret Home Office

There is a room in our new house that nobody – and I mean nobody – is allowed to go in. It’s so important that nobody – not my husband, not my daughter, not my son – go in this room that I actually keep it locked when I’m not using it; why even leave… Continue Reading

Some of the Best Ways to Save Money Today

If you could travel back in time and view the lifestyle of people 60 years ago, things were very different. First of all, there wasn’t as large of a divide between the wealthy and the middle class, but there also wasn’t the need for people to flash their cash either. Society as a whole was… Continue Reading

Timing Your House Sale to Get The Best Price

Property prices in the UK are forever fluctuating; with rising rental demand, economic changes, unemployment rates and even media influences all having an impact on what your property is worth. If you are looking at buying property in the UK, whether it be for your own personal residence or for investment, it is always a… Continue Reading

Closet Confession: I’m A Small-Scale Hoarder

I realize that calling myself a “small-scale hoarder” is in itself an oxymoron. After all, pop culture tends to associate hoarding with reality TV shows that depict a typically sad, lonely, isolated person with mounds and mounds of stuff. I do not hoard on that level; in fact, people who know me think I’m the… Continue Reading