Lifestyle

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.

Following the devastating flood of Hurricane Harvey, we explain how to help Houston flood victims
How To Help Houston After Harvey
After the devastating floods following Hurricane Harvey's Category 4 landfall in Texas, we explain how to help Houston flood victims while avoiding scams.
You can have a sunny outlook if you start Christmas Budgeting in July
Christmas Budgeting in July
Celebrating Christmas in July in just another dumb excuse to spend money, but starting Christmas Budgeting in July can be a smart way to holiday debt.
Personal Perspectives on Financial Independence
We asked 1,100 consumers what they thought about financial independence and the American Dream today. Read personal perspectives from real Americans.
Cool DIY Tips for a Hot Summer Wedding
10 cool do-it-yourself tips for a hot summer wedding from destination wedding photography -- Pixan to help keep you, your guests and budget happy.
Why Retired Women Are More Prone To Financial Crisis
Retired women are more prone to financial crisis than men. But there are steps women can take to have a financially successful retirement.
9 Ways to Add Income from Home
If you have no income or need extra money to cover pitfalls in your budget, here are 9 ways to earn money without having to leave your home.
Protect your refund from tax ID theft
My Social Security is the Right Tool for You
If you haven’t opened a personal “my Social Security” account, you’re missing out. We explain how this account can help prevent issues like tax ID theft.
An End of Life Checklist To Leave The Legacy You Want
What do you want your legacy to be? Putting plans in place before the inevitable happens is essential in ensuring the legacy you want after you're gone.
A beautiful review of Beautiful Money
The Beautiful Truth in Beautiful Money
Beautiful Money teaches that success lies in having a positive perspective that you can actualize. Learn how this relates to SMART goals and money mantras.
Women Face Unique Risks in Retirement Planning
Planning for retirement is especially challenging for women,whether married,widowed or single.Tips to help women plan successfully for their golden years.
15 Flight Hacks you can use for Ridiculously Cheap Bookings Today
Looking for a flight but every time you go back to check the price it gets higher and higher? Here are 15 hacks to help you land great booking deals.
How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost at Your House?
Americans spend over a $1 Billion on Thanksgiving. Money expert Michelle Hutchison says the key to surviving Turkey Day debt-free is to budget.
“The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Couponing”
Want to save money on everyday essentials? This Ultimate Guide to Extreme Couponing shows you how to become an expert to reap the ultimate savings reward.
Halloween Doesn’t Have To Be Seriously Harrowing
A safe Halloween is a fun Halloween.This guide contains a wealth of tips to help keep your family safe during this age old and fun-filled holiday.
65 Ways to Stretch Your Wedding Budget, Without Giving Up the Luxury
Getting married? Bella Sera has 65 tips to help make your wedding day spectacular and luxurious without breaking the bank or your budget.