It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?
I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom
If we haven’t had time to catch up lately, don’t worry! I have been busy too! In a nut shell, over the past four months, I have been positioning myself to leave my job of 8 years. I have worked in the field of research and analysis for more than a decade. I love the … Continue reading From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition
I am pretty new to Dave Ramsey and his baby steps. I read the Total Money Makeover a few months back and after I put the book down my husband and I got busy putting our money together into joint bank accounts and creating a zero based budget. I thought we were on a roll. … Continue reading When Muphy calls
I don't know about you, but lately my list of things to get done is growing a mile a minute. The dreamy thoughts of a relaxing summer have pretty much vanished. I don't know if it's just the pull of the waxing moon or if everyone is feeling this mounting avalanche.While it seems natural that … Continue reading The never ending to-do list
I never intended to make a second post about this, but I got some strong feedback and thought this topic needs to be hashed through a bit more. I also realize, that the topic of money is different for women than men for several different reasons, most of all because we often lack access to, … Continue reading His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II
I was born in the late 1970's, the "summer of sam", the great NYC blackout, and the second wave of the women's liberation movement. The divorce rate was climbing and women were leaving the stay-at-home role to earn her own money. I am born from a generation that once needed her father or husband's approval … Continue reading Should women have their own money?