The Cost of Keeping up Appearances!

October 14th, 2016

There is a common expression about persons who endeavour to impress their neighbours called trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses”.  We use this phrase to refer primarily to people who focus on appearances – especially when it comes to appearing financially secure. Unfortunately trying to keep up a certain lifestyle has derailed many budgets! [...]


How to decorate your home on a budget!

May 8th, 2016

I love the look of beautifully decorated homes whether they are between the pages of a glossy magazine or on television. In fact there used to be a show on cable that took viewers into the homes of celebrities. It was always interesting to see  how those celebrities chose to decorate their home. Affordable Options [...]


How to buy gifts on a budget!

May 4th, 2016

I love shopping. I like the thrill of finding an item that I have been searching for at a price that I can afford. Therefore sending me out to buy gifts is not a hardship, at least not if I go over my budget. Budget Woes If you have young children, then you know that [...]


Budget Makeover

March 30th, 2016

I love reality shows, they are my guilty pleasure. The best ones are the makeover shows. On these shows the unsuspecting person is ambushed by family and friends and given a makeover with hair, fashion consultants and makeup. The final reveal is always a delight! They have been transformed into a more fashionable version of [...]


Planning celebrations on a budget!

March 8th, 2016

It’s easy to entertain on a budget and I have blogged before on the many exciting ways you can save money.  However, celebrating a special event for those one of a kind situations is altogether a different affair. Celebrations Celebrations of special events such as anniversaries and weddings require a different kind of approach to [...]


Make 2016 your best year!

January 3rd, 2016

I see it happen every year. The clock chimes at 12 midnight and everyone breaks out in song.  They watch fireworks and toast that this year will be different from the year before.  Then they proceed to live their lives exactly as they did the year before and are soon facing the same financial problems. [...]