Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Relaxing on a trip is a wonderful thing, as long as it doesn’t mean loosening the reins on your finances. Vacations have a way of triggering poor money habits, from impulse buying to splurging with credit cards. Here are six ways to steer clear of overspending on your next holiday.Read More
Did you do any spring cleaning in your closet in preparation for summer? Do you have a bag of old clothes just hanging around the house? Donating them to your local Salvation Army, Good Will or another non-profit (that accepts donations) in your area is always a great idea. However, if you are looking for something different, why not check out some online thrift shops? You’ll be able to clear out your overflowing closet, earn or donate money, and shop for more new or gently used clothes. Plus, if you have kids, you can probably make the most money and get the best deals since most kids grow out of their clothes before they even wear them twice.Read More
Between sightseeing, meetings and dining out, traveling for business or pleasure can often put a kink in your exercise schedule. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right mindset and a little ingenuity, you can easily sneak a workout into your daily routine without disrupting your trip. Here’s how:Read More
With summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and invite your closest friends and family to celebrate under the sun. A little bit of planning can go a long way in turning a nice backyard picnic into a truly memorable event. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few steps to help make your perfect summer barbecue come to life.Read More
As a kid, my summers were spent lakeside, going on sunset cruises after dinner and holding on for dear life as my dad whipped me around water tubing. Most days, we’d take the boat out for a ride to the closest sandbar and have a picnic, listening to Sirius radio and tossing around the Frisbee. The best part of summer was going out on the lake, soaking up the sun, and spending time together!
With so many childhood memories attached to the lake, I’ve recently decided to buy a powerboat, just like the one I grew up with. It’ll be the perfect chance to bring my friends and family together to create new traditions.Read More