New Car?

I had been looking for a bigger car for a while.  Being stuck inside a small sedan with a very active four-year-old was feeling quite tight.  We needed more SPACE! But I also wanted to make sure this change in transportation would not break the bank. So, I evaluated my budget, created my wish list,…

What is Your Bumper Sticker?

  Seventy percent of students who graduate from public and nonprofit colleges have student loan debt.  In the state of Kansas, the average student loan debt is $25,521 for a 4-year college.  Many students are unaware of how much debt they are acquiring during college. KNOW YOUR STUDENT LOAN DEBT and have a plan to repay the…

Back to School Wallet Busters

It is that time of year again. The kids are off to school and your wallet is trying to recover from school shopping.  This year parents spent on average $649 on a child in elementary school, $941 per middle school child and $1,402 per high school child. This is an increase of 6.8 percent from last…

Keep a “Healthy Budget”

When you hear the term “healthy” at times you might think of diet, exercise or the unhealthy donut you just ate this morning.  When you hear “healthy budget” you might think work more, not enough money or your addiction to the soda/coffee shop.  However, to maintain a “healthy budget” might be like nails on a…