Is Buying Bulk Really Worth It?

Is Buying Bulk Really Worth It?

A couple months ago, I was working on our finances, and I was using a notepad that was supplied by my wife's employer. Her employer likes to send out notepads and calendars with inspirational topics and tips. Each month or each pad has a different topic. This particular notepad had a financial theme and every once in a while you will stumble upon a page with tips. This particular page of tips was talking about strategies to save money at the grocery store. One statement stuck out to me, because I have recently been questioning buying in bulk. The below statement got me thinking:

The Great Pension Myth

The Great Pension Myth

A couple of months ago, I was talking with one of my relatives about retirement. During this discussion the topic of a pension came up and our conversation sounded something like this:

Me - "I hate my pension, because I have to put in 7.7% of my income into my pension."

My Relative - "At least you have a pension. I wish I had a pension."

The conversation didn't go much farther, but this conversation made me wonder. Do people really still believe in pensions? I feel like throwing my money in a pension is a waste and I wish I could choose to deny those contributions. 

Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day

Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day

Growing up in Nebraska, I remember celebrating Arbor Day every year while I was in school. It was a big celebration in my state and school, because Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska. I have lived in Texas for over 8 years and Arbor Day is not a big deal in the state and even the schools. Therefore, I decided to take a break from my originally scheduled articles on finances and discuss ways to celebrate a holiday that gives back to the environment!