Jen Carl is a writer, blogger and mom living in Raleigh, NC. Once a big city career girl, she happily traded it in for a quiet life in the south. Jen is a reformed shopaholic who loves to help convert others to her thrifty ways. Her expertise includes budgeting, saving money and parenting. Jen enjoys crafting, cooking and DIY projects.
Your death is probably the last thing you want to think about, but you can’t afford not to – especially when you have a family that you will be leaving behind. A wise person once said that the only thing you can count on is death and taxes and they were right. It could be right around the corner or a few decades in the future, but it is something that will get here eventually. Prep your family now for your passing and you will save them the headache and heartache later on. Read more
Keeping your credit score high isn’t as simple as paying your bills on time (though that helps!). There are many other factors to consider. I was always under the assumption that you want to close old credit cards that have no value to you. Read more
As a homeowner, the one thing I dread the most each year is my property tax bill. Even though we currently rent our place now, we still have our old house as an income property. The tax bill still comes each year. Over time our taxes have crept up little by little even though our property value has fallen due to the terrible economy. It’s frustrating! I’m sure that we aren’t the only family in this boat. The first few years that we owned our home, I just figured that there was nothing I could do about it. Wasn’t it Ben Franklin that said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes”? Read more
Are you getting the best deal on your cell phone? Did you ever take the time to compare other companies or do you just pay your phone bill because you don’t want to take the time to shop around? I am… Read more
People choose to rent their homes for a variety of reasons. Maybe they were temporarily relocated by their employer or their relocation was so fast, they didn’t have time to sell. When the housing… Read more
Do you want to buy a house or car in the future and your credit has been less than perfect? Have you broken some of the rules of credit and afraid it will come back to haunt you? Having good credit… Read more
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