December is a big month. Yes, there is Chanukah and Christmas. This month was extra special because I also celebrated my birthday. Here are 6 reads from around the web this month that inspired me.
In 2017 the average American household spent $3,365 eating out. My family of 5 spends less than $100 per person per month on food, which is far less than average. My number includes eating out, so I never kept separate account of how much we spent at restaurants. So I was curious: how much did my family spend eating out in 2018? How do our numbers compare to yours?
2018 was a great year! Here is the story of my journey over the past year, a summary of the 5 most popular articles from The Debt Shrink, and a peek at my personal and professional plans for the next year.
Christmas is almost here. The stress and excitement are reaching a crescendo. When the big day arrives I want to spend the morning with my children, not in the kitchen. In fact, I don’t like to cook at all on Christmas. It’s one of only 3 days of the year I take a day off from cooking. So I make breakfast the night before and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. Here are some ideas for easy breakfasts you can make at home for your family on Christmas, or any day.
If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you have childhood memories of Santa. Many people have memories of screaming and crying at the sight of this jolly old elf. Yet those same people are surprised to hear that I have decided not to invite Santa into our home. Here’s why Santa is not a part of Christmas for my children.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! As we are in the middle of this holiday season, it’s important to keep sight of what’s truly important: Family, Values, Beliefs, Traditions and of course the Food! Here are some inspiring reads to help us keep things in perspective this holiday season.
Okay, there’s no such thing as hosting a stress-free dinner. But we’re hosting Christmas this year and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I can make it as stress-free as possible.
Many people experience depression during the holidays. You may be surprised to learn that I’m one of them. Each year, I become incredibly sad this time of year. I tend to spend a day in bed, feeling empty, and crying. For me, it’s not about Christmas, but my birthday. There is this overwhelming feeling of loneliness that takes over. Last year was the first time I didn’t feel this way. I made a conscious decision to do something different. Here’s how I actively managed my depression.
Some of the best gifts I’ve received are those that cannot be purchased in any store. Here are some ideas for gifts you can make at home.
Congratulations to everyone graduating this semester! After years of preparing for a career while likely living off student loans or receiving assistance from your parents, now it’s time to start adulting. Here are 3 things recent college grads need to know about money.
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