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Category Archives: Tips & Warnings

4 Reasons to Have Food Storage in Times of Non-Emergency

*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. Welcome Karen, Shortly after my husband and I were married we decided to work on building a food storage supply. We didn’t have

How to Prevent Pin Numbers from Being Stolen

Recently, I saw a video that was very informative. It showed how a new device thatis selling for a couple hundred bucks can steal your pin number even if you hide it from others and EVEN after you have walked away from the pin pad. It’s so important I wanted to share it with you.

How to Go Garage/Yard Sale-ing Successfully

  I save thousands each and every year… sometimes I save thousands in a month using these 15 tips and strategies when I go garage/yard sale-ing. The year of our entire home remodel and the year of preparing and saving on our first baby, I easily saved over ten thousand dollars each year! Although it may

How to Check off Your Bucket List on a Tight Budget

Whether we have written them down or not, the vast majority of us have dreams and goals. There are places we want to travel to, perhaps a home, car, or motorcycle we want to buy, an amazing cruise to go on, sky diving, swimming with sharks, climbing Mt. Everest, etc. Whatever our dreams are on

How to Build an Excellent Credit Score & Ways to Repair a Bad One

Having a great credit score is vital to saving money and creating better financial opportunities for yourself. Credit scores are a reflection of your financial accountability and responsibility. Thus, businesses, lenders, banks, credit companies, investors, insurance companies, utility companies (cell phone, internet, cable, gas, electricity, and water companies) even employers and land lords may be

How to Get Rewarded for Drinking Water

  My family has a boathouse on a lake nearby that we have been visiting at least few times a week this summer. We love going there to water ski, wake board, tube, swim, and play in the sand. With the summer heat being so strong, we are always trying to keep the kids hydrated

What Are the Best and Safest Types of Investments

Since starting my blog, I have seen all sorts of comments and reactions to investing advice… some have been quite heated. I have been asked about the safest and best places to invest. And I’ve even been scorned or told that I was wrong about certain ideas. So why is there so much confusion or

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

There is a difference between bad debt and good debt. Most everyone reading this will relate to consumer debt. It’s the debt that comes from buying things, from paying bills, etc. Investment debt is debt used to pursue a venture (opening a business, flipping a property, etc.) that will yield you profit. And although Dave

How to Get Out of Debt

Most Americans are in quite a bit of consumer debt. Consumer debt (also known as bad debt) is accrued by purchasing items that you don’t have the money to pay for. Living a rich life (materially and non-materially) requires that you have financial peace of mind. Financial peace of mind cannot come when you don’t have

Why & How a Daughter & Granddaughter of Multi-Millionaires Was Taught to Be Frugal

  In psychology they have found and continue to prove that at the roots of our thought and actions are beliefs that we formed quite strongly while we were young. Psychologists call this your family origins. And while I’d like to think that it is not really the case (I like to be individual and

The Pros and Cons of Refinancing

There are many unique situations when people begin to think about refinancing. My first piece of advice is this: Never make any decision before you have spent plenty of time studying, researching, calculating and recalculating the numbers. Don’t just trust what the brokers say (although some may have your best interest in mind); it’s not

How Almost All of Us are Duped Into Paying for Our Cell Phones Twice

I’ve just been duped. Lied to. Cheated…. You may be getting duped as well. Yesterday, I dropped my iPhone 5 really, really, hard on a weird angle and the front split off from the back. It was toast. Totaled. Kaput. So I pulled up my plan and called in for my insurance claim. I had

Top 7 Proven Ways to Get Hired

Before my son was born I was an office and hiring manager at a company. Each time I advertised to hire someone, I received over 100 resumes. I interviewed a lot of people. I’ve learned that there are things that can hinder your ability to be hired. There are also ways to increase your chances of getting

9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Catastrophes, Natural Disasters, Income Loss, and Economic Depressions.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. I just got off the phone with my grandpa. He is a very humble and kind man, the type of man everyone just loves to sit and chat with for hours. He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell me stories. Today one

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