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Romancing Your Sweetheart on a Budget

By , February 9th, 2018

Valentine‚Äôs Day is right around the corner. This day is designed to celebrate love, and being so intensely connected and devoted to someone makes you want to buy them a fancy dinner, a show, and a beautiful set of jewelry. But maybe your budget allows for cheap fast food, Netflix, and fake jewelry from a […]


Why I Enjoy Being Poor

By , April 5th, 2017

If you had asked me a year ago if I would like being poor, I would have called you crazy. Both my husband and I had just lost our jobs and we were just coming to the realization that we were no longer going to be able to live the life of luxury that we […]


Who Should Pay When Eating Out?

By , February 13th, 2017

I just enjoyed a delightful lunch with an old friend. I drove to her office and we walked to a nearby seafood restaurant where we were able to relax and catch up. It was quite a pleasure and I had a completely and thoroughly entertaining meal with her. After we had finished our lunch, the […]


Top 5 Dying Regrets, Why I Won’t Have Them and Neither Should You

By , December 4th, 2016

One of the most important life lessons that we can all learn is to seriously listen to and consider the advice from those who have more experience than we do. When it comes to the end of our life, most of us are going to have some regrets. A nurse, Bronnie Ware, who spent years […]


How Having A Family Member Steal Money From Me Taught Me To Protect My Finances

By , September 28th, 2016

Having a family member steal money from you can be one of the most disappointing and upsetting things to ever happen to you. Family members are supposed to be trustworthy and should aim to help, not hinder, you. Although stealing money from family members is something that should never happen, there are lessons that you […]


Ten Things Money Can’t Buy

By , September 17th, 2016

We talk a lot about money: How to get it, how to spend it, where to spend it, and how to save it. For all the time we devote to talking about, worrying about, and dealing with money, you’d think it was the most important thing in the world. If the time spent obsessing about […]


Phubbing: How Smartphone Behavior Can Impact Your Romantic Relationships

By , October 4th, 2015

Attending to your smartphone while spending time with a romantic partner may have a far greater cost than you imagine. Recently researchers at Texas’s Baylor University have found that use of cellphone can ruin romantic relationships and increase depression. ‘When you think about the results, they are astounding,’ said James Roberts, professor of Marketing at […]


Risks of Loaning Money to Family and Friends

By , October 1st, 2015

There are many risk to lending money to family and friends. After all, people typically don’t like discussing money with anyone, let alone their friends. So bringing a personal money transaction between you and your friends/family carries significant risk. Many financial experts warn against giving loans to family and friends. Dave Ramsey¬†discourages anyone from lending […]


Is It Okay to Give Cash for a Bar Mitzvah Gift?

By , September 28th, 2015

For many non-Jewish guests, being invited to a bar mitzvah is an honor but also a little bit intimidating. If it is their first time attending a bar mitzvah they are not sure what to expect and how to dress. Deciding what to give as the bar mitzvah gift can also be overwhelming. Where do […]


Cash for an Anniversary Gift

By , September 28th, 2015

An invitation to an anniversary party does not imply than an anniversary gift is expected, but people generally give a gift unless the couple explicitly states they do not want gifts. Anniversaries have traditional gifts based on the number of years the couple has been married. For example, paper is the traditional 1st anniversary gift […]

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