Author Archives: Shana Murray

Dinner Parties: Plain and Simple

Dinner parties can be a lot of fun to attend, but not necessarily a lot of fun to host. From staying up late the night before preparing the meal to racing home after work to finish cooking the meal, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Food / Groceries | Leave a comment

Breaking a Bad Spending Habit

For me, running errands or shopping for groceries is like an adventure. Every time I enter a store there’s always a new item on sale, which of course I never need, but yet I always end up buying. Why is … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Credit Cards, Personal Finance, Saving Money | 2 Comments

How to Make Weddings More Affordable for Your Guests

Planning a wedding can get pretty expensive, especially when you have to pay for it yourselves, but no one ever talks about how expensive weddings can be for your guests. Unfortunately, you will get to the age where all of … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Finance, Relationships | 5 Comments

Teach Your Child to Be a Saver, Not a Spender

Is it predetermined that you will be a good saver or is this learned behavior? It dawned on me the other day that so many people have different ideas about how to spend and save money and I’m not really … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Personal Finance, Saving Money | 5 Comments

Money Makes No Promises

I find myself daydreaming about money quite a bit. It’s not so much about the money I have, but it’s about the money I don’t have…yet. Of course, if you add in my work bonuses and my lottery winnings I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Personal Finance | 5 Comments