How to Do Theme Parks With Toddlers

Theme parks aren’t cheap, but there are ways to do them without spending a lot of cash.

All About the Hamiltons: My $10-a-Day Spending Challenge

Every day, for a month, I’d give myself ten dollars of discretionary money. At the end of the day, whatever money remained unspent would roll over to the next.

My Family Clothing Budget: The Good, the Bad, and the Big

In our house there is a 12-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, my husband, and me.

How I Travel on a Non-Profit Salary

Most people who know me know that I have a travel problem; in the past year I’ve visited eight different states and three countries.

Checking In With My Savings Plan: June 2018 Edition

In June I received $3,357.31 in freelance income and $89.85 in book royalties, or $3,447.16 total.

What’s the Difference Between Necessity and “Self-Care?”

At Man Repeller, Callie Ahlgrim has an essay titled “Uh Oh: I Spent Almost $600 on “Self-Care” in June.”

What Is Self-Efficacy and What Does It Have to Do With Money?

You’re going to learn what it means to be good with money, and then do what a person who is good with money might do.

How I’ve Been Doing Food and Clothing on This Trip

Since we’re transitioning from our Food Series to our Clothing Series, I thought I’d share how I’ve been handling both food and clothes on my current Book & Teaching Tour (Plus Vacation!).

Do You Need a Happiness Budget?

Yes, this appears to be the new way of describing “fun money.”