Lifestyles vary greatly between age groups, where you live, what your goals are and what you like to do for fun. Each Bee has her own point of view and life experiences. Here we will share our views – and we hope you will share yours too. Topic include saving money, frugal-sweet living, budgeting tips, travel and entertainment.

9 Ways to Add Income from Home

April 21, 2017

Jobs hard to come by or need money to cover gaps in your budget? Whether through unemployment or insufficient income Jessica Cooper, a finance copywriter, offers nine ways to add income from the comfort of your own home.

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Protect your refund from tax ID theft

My Social Security is the Right Tool for You

January 30, 2017

This week (Jan 30-Feb 3) is Tax Identity Theft Awareness week. To mark the occasion, we explain why you need to sign up for a “my Social Security” account in order to help prevent tax identity theft. This extra step could save you a big hassle and help protect your refund.

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An End of Life Checklist To Leave The Legacy You Want

January 24, 2017

Whether you’re rich or not, it is important that you put things in place to make sure your end of life and legacy are dignified. Financial advisor Jaime Cowper, offers a checklist and numerous tips to help you ensure the legacy you leave behind is what you would’ve wanted want.

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A beautiful review of Beautiful Money

The Beautiful Truth in Beautiful Money

January 5, 2017

We review Beautiful Money by Leanne Jacobs – a book that’s exactly in line with principles we already promote here on Miss Money Bee, like SMART Goals and Money Mantras. If you need some extra reading this year, this book is worth picking up!

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Women Face Unique Risks in Retirement Planning

December 16, 2016

Planning for retirement is challenging especially for women whether married,widowed or single. Let’s see, they live longer than men and earn less than men, yet they plan for retirement in the same fashion that men do. Gabby Revel, a personal finance, beauty and fashion writer, outlines some tips to help women plan successfully for their golden years.

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How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost at Your House?

November 23, 2016

Turkey Day is almost here. And you’ve probably already spent a fortune on making plans to celebrate the time honored tradition with family and friends. In fact Finder.com crunched the numbers and found that collectively Americans will spend over a $1 Billion on Thanksgiving. They say the key to coming out of Turkey Day without wracking up debt is the dreaded B-word.

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“The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Couponing”

November 15, 2016

Clipping Coupons can be time consuming. When done strategically, the payoff can be very rewarding. This “Ultimate Guide to Extreme Couponing” has a detailed strategy of how to coupon and stay organized to reap the ultimate reward — savings.

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Halloween Doesn’t Have To Be Seriously Harrowing

October 28, 2016

Halloween! A day filled with fun, treats and sweets but can turn sour in the absence of safety measures. To help keep you and your family safe, Couponchief.com created “A Mother’s Complete Guide to Halloween Safety”. It also includes a checklist to help you prepare for the spooktacular holiday. Check it out.

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65 Ways to Stretch Your Wedding Budget, Without Giving Up the Luxury

October 21, 2016

Planning your nuptials or know anyone planning to walk down the aisle? We all want our special day to be spectacular without breaking the bank or budget. Bella Sera an Event Center in Denver, Colorado with many years of experience in the business offers 65, yes 65 tips, to help make your wedding day look and feel luxurious for as little as possible.

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The Three Biggest Lies Outlet Malls Will Try to Sell You

October 14, 2016

We think it’s safe to say that everyone loves a ‘sale’ or good deal and perhaps shopping outlet malls too. But are the prices listed on items really reduced prices and if so are they identical to the items you’d find at non-outlet stores? Oh, and the MSRP the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, does it mean anything? Here’s what our intern discovered when she took a trip to the Sawgrass Mills, one of the nation’s most renowned shopping outlets known for its high quality goods at discounted prices.

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4 Tips For Making Your Retirement Savings Last Longer

September 30, 2016

Many Americans on the cusp of retirement say their biggest financial fear is outliving their finances. And, those who’ve already retired, say their biggest regret is not saving enough to live the life they dreamed of in their golden years. Chuck Price, president of Price Financial Group Wealth Management Inc. and author of “Investing Simplified: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” shares four tips to help make your retirement savings last longer in your golden years.

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3 Habits Successful Retirees Have That Are Worth Imitating

September 23, 2016

Ever wondered why some retirees are so successful? Joshua Mellberg, president and founder of J.D. Mellberg Financial (an Investment Advisory Representative and licensed insurance agent, shares 3 habits successful retirees often display that he says are worth emulating so we don’t merely survive but thrive in our golden years.

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How To Tailgate On A Budget

September 16, 2016

Football season is upon us which means tailgating parties and endless spending. Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BankMobile, offers four tips to help you score big on party essentials and food without breaking the bank.

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The Absolutely, Positively Best Time To File For Social Security – All Depends

September 8, 2016

The traditional retirement age is 66 for some, 67 for others. And those who wish for some reason or another can begin to draw their Social Security at the age of 62. But Alexander Joyce, president and CEO of ReJoyce Financial and Safe Money and Retirement Income Planning specialist, says there are a few things to keep in mind as you approach 62 and begin considering your options.

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