Guest Post: 5 Signs You’re Spending Too Much on Your Car

CarWhile I’m studying diligently and calmly cramming in the exact fashion I tell my students not to for my National Board certification test tomorrow, I have a fun guest post from Giles Kirkland. Giles is a professional mechanic and dedicated money saver. Take it away, Giles!

For many people in today’s world, a car is a necessity. Often, it’s for getting to and from work, while at other times it serves to do school runs and family trips. In short, there are plenty of people who can’t afford to be without their car, even when the car offers nothing but large, regular expenses.

When you think about it, a car has plenty of expenses outside the initial selling price. Once you drive away with it, you’re looking at fuel costs, repairs, servicing, tests and car insurance. If you’re not careful these can easily catch up over the year. So how do you know if your expenses are too high? Here are 5 signs you’re spending too much on your car: Continue reading “Guest Post: 5 Signs You’re Spending Too Much on Your Car”

Guest Post: 5 Signs You’re Spending Too Much on Your Car

You Don’t Need to Buy a House…or a Dog

DogsTwo weeks ago, our neighbors announced they were moving and proceeded to list a leather couch, some knickknacks, and their adult cat on our neighborhood social networking site. They wanted money for the furniture. The cat? They’d give that away for free. In the fourteen days that have passed, they’ve everything is taken…except the twelve-year-old cat.

When I see people post on Facebook that they have “puppy fever” or will “just die” if they don’t get a kitten, I can’t help but cringe. It has nothing to do with a dislike for animals. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. I love animals. I just can’t afford one – not because we don’t have the money, but because we don’t have the time. Continue reading “You Don’t Need to Buy a House…or a Dog”

You Don’t Need to Buy a House…or a Dog