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Budgeting Made Easy

Budgeting is not my forte, by any means. It feels far more daunting than it needs to be – and, at least in my case – takes...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on February 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Cost-saving suggestions for a LOVEly Cupid’s Day

With Valentine’s Day 12 days away, it seems like everyone I talk to is feverishly making plans to celebrate – either with a...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on February 2, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Financially fit in 2018

Happy, Happy New Year! Hope you had a fantastic time ringing in 2018 with family and friends! 

With the holidays offically...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM
The thrifty host’s guide to an awesome NYE party

Every year, my husband and I consider going out for New Year’s Eve (NYE) and, every year, we say “nah!” We’ve found that,...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on December 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Last-minute gift ideas, no mall trips required

There are exactly six sleeps until Christmas, friends! Still working on this holiday’s “Nice” list (and feeling the...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on December 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM
Alternative Gift Guide: Less “Stuff” Edition

Over the past decade, an increasing number of my loved ones have pointedly shared – with everyone who would listen – that...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on November 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Make it a magical holiday season

Last year – well, technically this year, just a few days after New Year’s Eve – while my husband and I were wrangling all...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on November 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Hosting Thanksgiving – without blowing your budget

A few years ago, right after my husband and I became homeowners, we started to pick up some of the holiday hosting...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on November 7, 2017 at 12:59 PM
Halloween safety: beyond checking the candy stash

We’re officially in the thick of Halloween season, folks. Pumpkins are starting to appear on my neighbors’ porches, spider...

Gina Jacobs
By Gina Jacobs
on October 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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