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.

Money Won’t Bring Happiness Unless You’re Spending it Correctly

By Kathryn Katz So you think a new car, a few pairs of new shoes or a top of the line flat screen will make you happy? Chances are they will, but not for very long. Most people receive that initial high when they purchase something expensive but it wears off and they soon find […]

Should You Invest in Life Insurance?

By Thomas Vastardis, CPA  The purpose of life insurance is to provide a source of income, in case of your death, for your children, dependents, or other beneficiaries. Whether you need to buy life insurance depends on whether anyone is depending on your income. If you have a spouse, child, parent, or some other individual […]

Dressing in Fashion Doesn’t have to Break the Bank

 By Anessa Gross Fashions go in and out of style all of the time, but that doesn’t stop consumers from wanted the latest fashion threads the see walking the runway. While there are many retail stores that carry fashion forward items, it’s understandable that sometimes you still can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. Finding […]

Esty.com, a Hidden Jewel among Jewelry Sites

     By Anessa Gross Designer jewelry pieces can drain your bank account faster than they come in and out of style, so how can you keep up with current fashions? Since 2005, Etsy.com has been around assisting creators of all things handmade get their items on the market. It’s a combination of an online storefront […]

Tips for Deducting Job Hunting Expenses

By April Lewis-Parks You can’t get experience without a job, and you can’t get a job without experience; but did you know you can’t get a job without spending money? Job hunting can set you back a pretty penny, but there is a reprieve. Some job hunting expenses may be tax deductible and others won’t. […]

33 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

By Kathryn Katz Are food prices getting to you? It may not be rising as fast as gasoline, but over the last 10 years, we’ve seen food prices go up by 34% according the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey. Unlike some expenses that you might be able to cut down on or eliminate, food is something […]

A Raw Diet is not a Financial Raw Deal

     By Anessa Gross Finding quality foods for man’s best friend is a large priority for pet lovers. It has become more common for vets and pet experts to recommend raw diets for dogs to increase overall health. These raw diets may seem out of reach financially, but it’s important to take a look into […]

Are You a Savvy Shopper?

By Kathryn Katz According to the American Time Use Survey, the average woman spends 219 hours per year shopping. Retailers are obsessed with making sure their advertising, displays and pricing all “scream out” to attract you towards their goods and services. But your dollar only stretches so far and in this economy it’s important to […]