What’s Mom Worth? Between $62,985 and $118,905

It’s difficult to put a price tag on moms (or so we’d like to think). Nevertheless, as Mother’s Day approaches this Sunday, two websites calculated a mom’s worth based on her various jobs around the house. Think top chef, chief accountant, chauffeur and teacher. Using Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data that correlates with those jobs outside the home, Insure.com said moms are worth $62,985 in 2014. That’s higher than their value last year, which was $59,862. >> Sign up for …

Spring Cleaning Tips for the House, and the Soul

One of my kids, I won’t mention which one, recently saw a news report that stated there have been new studies revealing that household cleaning supplies have a greater possibility of a carcinogenic effect on individuals than originally thought! This news flash instilled immediate fear in this child and “SHE” said I’ve got to call the other two siblings; we’re going to die! She knows I use this time of year to engage everyone in a ritual we have all …

Spring Cleaning: Good for Your Home, and Your Wallet

This is a guest post from our Your Money blogger, Deb Silverberg. More on Deb after the post!  I love the idea of spring cleaning. It makes me think of enjoying the yard before it gets too humid, seeing the flowers in bloom, hearing the birds chirping… But actually doing spring cleaning? Well, that’s another story. Spring cleaning can seem overwhelming – at least to me. My confession: I kind of skipped it in 2010. I may be late to …