Buy Like Buffett: The Biggest Investment Mistakes Made by Young Investors


The best time to start investing is at an early age. That is because you have fewer financial obligations and entanglements that will keep you from investing. Too many individuals wait until they are older in age to start investing. By then they have let precious years slip by and are behind the eight ball.

 Let’s take a look at some of the biggest mistakes that young investors make and why you should avoid them.

Savings Pledge Stories: A Few ShortCuts on the Benefit of Having Savings Set Aside


This could potentially be a long story. I typically talk with my hands, so be glad that this is not a video or you would be cracking up at me.

My husband and I have never been rolling in the dough. We have struggled with finances since we got married 11 years ago. We have had our ups and downs financially, especially with 3 kids in the house. This last year we have really been working even harder to pull ourselves out of that hole.

Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Costly


A recent update of the USDA dietary guidelines showed that healthy eating costs $380 more a year per person–or $7.28 more per week. According to the new nutritional guidelines, aptly named My Plate,  Americans are being asked to consume more potassium, fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Last week I wrote about five easy and frugal ways to increase your dietary fiber intake–and really, it’s not that hard. Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. If you think about, you can cut out junk food and replace it with healthier fresh foods and you really wouldn’t be upping your grocery bill by that much.

Wardrobe Oxygen: Transitional Fashion from Summer to Fall


While it’s still 500,000 degrees here in Washington D.C., the fashion world has already deemed it to be fall. While I’m in need of a couple more sundresses and pairs of shorts to get through the next couple of months, shops are chock full of chunky knits, long-sleeved shirts and wool skirts. Even though I work up a sweat in this weather just walking to the car, I have to admit I too am lusting for tall leather boots and tweed.

How do you dress for the weather, but also dress for the season?

Back to School Shopping: 5 Backpacks for Under $10


I’m sure by now, you’ve been bombarded with Back to School sales ads and have either bought all the essentials needed for the first day of school or you’re still in the process.

Although I haven’t received the supply list for my soon-to-be kindergartener, it doesn’t take a genius to know that a backpack is one of those essentials needed by a student.

Like clothing, shoes, hairstyle and accessories, a backpack is an extension of your child’s identity.  Your child may be in love with a Toy Story 3 backpack with all sorts of tacky colors and you may be happy to call it a day with a simple red backpack from Jansport.

You may wonder if it’s possible to score a decent pack for a price that won’t put a strain on your budget.  Surprisingly, they exist and I’ve compiled a list of 5 backpacks for under $10.  They range from distinct girls and boys bags to a functional unisex bag.

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