I’ve found the key to saving your sanity and your marriage during this process is to talk about it regularly at a previously agreed upon time. Yes, I’m talking about a meeting. I know it sounds painful, but I promise it’s not that bad. If you do the budgeting process as a team, you will be […]
If you have a party in the near future, there are a few secrets you can follow to turn your vision of a perfect party into one that is enjoyable from the beginning to end without thinking about the investment the following day.
Five years later, we are still using those same principles, with some flexibility, now that we know what works for us. I am not an expert in finance, and our strategies were simple. Here are some practical things that helped us reach our debt free status.
Hi, we’re Caitlin and Suzanne and we own The Happy Lark. Every month has its ups and downs, and it can be overwhelming owning a small business. When our friends at Fort Worth Moms Blog asked us to write an article for Money Matters, we were a little unsure. We aren’t small business experts, but […]
It is not loving us when they spend without thought for future financial needs or retirement. It is not selfless of them to give only what they assume we would want — what they believe is good for us without reference to our tastes, preferences, or actual needs.
You want to have a plan in place before the first day of school — a plan that is known by the administration and all staff members with whom your child will come in contact. The more lead time you have, the smoother the transition and the more time you have to iron out rough […]
East Tennessee offers hiking, water sports, pride in Native American history, museums, caves to explore, unbelievable yummy (fresh!) food, and the friendliest people ever. You can also find a bit of bustle in Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg. However, for our latest trip to Tennessee, we added Dollywood to our list.