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  • Taxes, cursive
    Busy week: 24 states begin legislative sessions
    Part 3 of a series regarding legislative sessions with links to budgets and general session information.List of states convening legislative sessions between January 12, 2015 and January 14, 2015."Today, there are 3,348 federal regulations in...
  • Summer salads, healthy, tasty and nutritious
    Summer salads, healthy, tasty and nutritious
    Its summer, and the garden and farm markets are bursting with fresh vegetables and greens. When the day is hot, creating a refreshing, delicious salad doesn’t heat up the kitchen and drain the spirits of the chef. Here are some tips on...
  • Make it yourself laundry detergent
    Make it yourself laundry detergent
    Being frugal can extend into the laundry room by making your own laundry detergent. It isn't difficult and can be used in front or top loading washing machines. Here are the recipes to get you started, along with recipes for pre wash stain...
  • Ghost hunting on a budget
    Ghost hunting on a budget
    Not every paranormal investigator started out with the fanciest of ghost hunting gadgets, gizmos and toys. Many were not able to afford the best in technology and most started with a simple point and shoot camera, a notepad and digital voice...
  • Get to know the value of a dollar
    What is Dave Ramsey's approach to financially educate young adults?
    It is very important for young adults to learn about money. It’s oftentimes a struggle for parents to know how to teach it. Dave Ramsey, a popular financier and financial educator, has created programs addressing what young adults should...
  • Drought strategy: learning good stewardship, becoming more self-reliant
    Drought strategy: learning good stewardship, becoming more self-reliant
    The extreme drought is not only hurting farmers and ranchers in California, but many consumers are bracing themselves for the decimation coming to extreme budgets and an escalating cost for groceries.The President underscored the drama. From the...
  • Winter Wedding Ideas: How Brides on a Budget Can Save Money on Flowers
    Winter wedding ideas: How brides on a budget can save money on flowers
    Ah…Winter weddings on a budget. It doesn't exactly conjure up romantic feelings of Martha Stewart-inspired table decorations, bouquets of fragrant roses or delicious chocolate cake enjoyed after dinner. However, for brides on a budget,...
  • Allentown's NIZ board will pay city employees to run hockey arena projects
    Allentown's NIZ board will pay city employees to run hockey arena projects
    Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) board, had a budget of $1 million last year and it will be increased to $1.5 million in 2014. The reason for the increase in funds, many of the hockey arena projects will start in 2014.The...
  • Frugal tip of the week, waiting before buying
    Frugal tip of the week, waiting before buying
    Here is this week's tip on an easy way to help curb unnecessary spending.Whenever you’re considering making an unnecessary purchase, wait one week, two weeks or even a month and then ask yourself if you still want or really even need...
  • Easy ways to save money
    Easy ways to save money
    Saving money does not have to be a drag and budgets do not have to be a dirty word. Here are a few ways that you can save that is easy and enjoyable. some amy appeal to you while others do not, so customize saving money and do what works for you...
  • Eating well on a budget
    Food budget worries? Let's learn how to cook and save money
    CNN ran a story on Wednesday that explained how to feed your family from a food bank. Besides the necessity of getting over feelings of embarrassment at being seen standing in line for what may seem to be a handout, there were a number of other...
  • Topinka increases transparency of local governments
    Topinka increases transparency of local governments
    Monday, October 28, 2013, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka opened up "The Warehouse," a comprehensive online database that will supply taxpayers with local government financial information without filing a Freedom of Information...
  • St. Michael the Archangel
    Michaelmas: an English feast time treat
    Those born in America with an English heritage, may not realize a great English tradition just passed them by on September 25th. Michaelmas, pronounced "MICKel-mus," or the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, has been regularly...
  • Use it or lose it
    Use it or lose it: No wonder our government is in trouble
    Accounting practices and budgets may not be most people's cup of tea, but then again, most of us will agree that getting punished because you do something right is asinine. This seems to be the way our federal government is managing our money...
  • Obama
    Bullying from the presidential podium
    President Theodore Roosevelt referred to the White house as a terrific platform to advocate an agenda and referred to it as a bully pulpit. In those simpler times bully was synonymous with good, as a common saying was “bully for you”....
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