Help the less fortunate this 2018 holiday season

It is estimated that 15 to 20% of kids in this country are food insecure, meaning they either go hungry or they are not always sure where their next meal will come from. Kids should not feel the financial hardship of their parents, whether it is year round or at Christmas. Now is the time to spread a little holiday joy for the upcoming 2018 Thanksgiving and Christmas season. It always makes me feel good to give back, and as we wrote about it is better to spend money on …

Financial enabling

It is possible to “enable” people in your life, including when it comes to money and finances. There are many ways to do this, including whether the receiver is a substance abuser, gambler, abuser, or has some other challenge. There countless ways to enable people, including financially. Enabling” means doing things for someone that they can do for themselves. As an example, when it comes to enabling a substance abuser, enabling means doing something for someone that they normally could and would do for themselves if they were sober. Yes, …

How to update a bathroom for free or at a low cost

All home improvements, including updates to a bathroom, can be expensive. But more often than not, the money you spend on this part of your home will increase the house’s resale value, and it will pay for itself. Find some tips and methods for saving money on updates to your bathroom. Or find information on government loans and grants from HUD that can help a low income family pay for a bathroom update. First ask yourself if you want to improve your bathroom and turn it into somewhere you “love” …