How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Child Care

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]


Tax Credits and Deductions for a College Education

If you’re a college student, are paying off student loans, or have a child in college in 2016, be sure to look out for education-related tax deduction and credits when you file your taxes next year. The IRS names several available deductions and credits related to college expenses, including student loan interest. I’ll break down […]


Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]


Book Review: What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy a House?

Recently, blog author and financial coach Jonathan White contacted us about the new book he’s releasing, A Tale of Two Houses. Interested in the premise of the book, we decided to give it a read. The Content Jonathan’s book starts out with an attention-catching introduction that points out how often home ownership becomes a burden instead […]


How to Save Time and Money with these 7 Grocery Delivery Services

My family is fairly frugal when it comes to groceries. We don’t clip coupons or always shop sales, but we do come in well under the USDA’s moderate-cost food plan. However, we recently hit a super busy patch with renovating our home, working two full-time jobs, raising a preschooler, and gestating a baby on the […]


Southwest Premier Rapid Rewards Credit Card – 50,000 Bonus Points Are Back

Update: For a limited time, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card is again offering a 50,000 point bonus for new card members. If you love to fly Southwest and travel often, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card might be the travel card for you. With excellent rewards and a great bonus option […]