Category: Money

Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

Tina | January 11, 2020 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts and W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state […]

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Tight Holiday Budget? Teaching Children About Money

Tina | December 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Setting a holiday budget can be quite a challenge, especially when money is tight enough the rest of the year. And just when you have laid it all out—cutting back on the cost of the traditional family feast with coupons and making the decision to drive to your parents instead of flying—one of your children […]

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How Parenting Is Like Saving Money

Tina | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

We know that you love your children dearly, but being a parent can be hard work! As I was going through my expenses this month it got me thinking about how parenting is a lot like saving money. So just for fun, I put together a list of how the two are a lot alike. […]

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Small Changes Count: Ways to Save Money

Tina | January 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

If you’re trying to save up for a vacation, a needed appliance or just to pad your bank account, you might feel overwhelmed. Particularly when there is still some month left at the end of the money, the thought of putting aside a large chunk of change on a regular basis might seem huge! When […]

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How to Save Money When Dining Out

Tina | June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us strive to serve home-cooked dinners to our families, but sometimes it’s nice to go out for a meal. Some families do this regularly, and others wait for special occasions. One thing is for sure, though: Restaurant meals are usually exponentially more expensive than what you would pay to purchase and prepare the […]

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2012 Sales Tax Holiday

TinaB | August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Is the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday happening in a state near you? We have up-to-date information!
2012 Sales Tax Holiday in Ten U.S. States – August 3-5, 2012
Back to school Tax Free Weekend starts today in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. This three day tax exemption starts […]

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How to Save for a Summer Vacation

Ashley B | June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

You know your family needs some fun time off for the summer. Maybe you have an ideal vacation destination in mind, or even tons of activities planned for a “staycation”. Deciding where to go and what to do is the easy part. The question you’re left with is, “how do I pay for all this?”
There […]

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Money Matters – Teaching Kids to Spend Wisely

Ashley B | February 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

My son had a birthday last month, and he ended up with a pretty big wad of cash for an eleven-year-old. Immediately, he thought of all the things he could now afford to buy: Pokemon cards, Beyblades, a remote control car. Whee, spend, spend, spend! My husband and I glanced at each other. Traditionally, we […]

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Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Tina | November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Learning to shop online is the first step in saving money this holiday season. Using the power of search engines, you can search for a specific product and be given results of various stores that sell it in a matter of seconds. By doing this, you are able to comparison shop from the comfort of […]

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The Importance of a College Education and how to save for it

TinaB | October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many parents today are worried about how they will be able to afford college for their children now that the economy is getting worse. There are was that you the parent could make sure you can prepare for the expense of sending your children to college that can cause parents to become overwhelmed. The good […]

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