Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Not sure where to begin when picking a summer camp for your kids? The options are endless. Everything from day camps to overnight camps to sports camps, computer/technology camps, and faith-based camps. With a myriad of choices parents can become overwhelmed. When I had to choose a summer camp for the first time I had no idea where to begin, so I came up with four basic questions that helped me narrow down the list of choices.
Being in college isn’t all fun and games. In fact, I can’t tell you how many long, sleep-deprived nights I’ve had stressing over exams, projects and homework. However, in all the time I’ve dedicated to schoolwork, I’ve learned that the key to being productive is investing in the right tools. And I never would’ve thought my phone would be one of them!
Whether I need help organizing my notes, keeping track of deadlines, or communicating with my peers, there’s always an app making sure I’m on top of my to-do list. Below are just a few apps I depend on when it comes time to buckle down and study. Check them out!
It’s that time of year again - Spring! Time for Spring Cleaning.
Every year I plan to start my Spring cleaning early. It doesn't happen. Why? Because I never seem to have a plan. This year I decided to do some research and streamline the process. Talk about an "aHA! Moment" Use these simple steps to make the entire process simple.
The first and most important trick? Do one room at a time! Complete that room then move on. You'll be checking rooms off your list and enjoying a cleaner house in no time.Read More
In 2009, I graduated with my bachelor's degree in journalism along with several of my friends. Despite working our tails off for that piece of paper, many of us are working in fields completely unrelated to our degrees. Where are we now, you ask? One of us is a software technician, another a social media manager, an advertising agent, a grocery store cashier, an accountant, a lawyer and then there's me, the journalist. Some ventured off into the corporate world, others with nonprofits -- I could go on, but this probably isn't news to you.Read More
When a big pile of cash lands on your lap, it’s natural to want to do something fun with it. And perhaps you can — after you’ve put the majority of that money where you need it most.
Here are some good ways to use your tax refund.Read More