Helpful tips and hints from a savvy mom who's in the middle of it all.

  1. 5 Great DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

    Nov
    19
    2014

    Brown Thursday, Black Thursday, Cyber Monday… whatever you call it, it’s a whole lot of shopping coming your way. You’ve got one week to prepare your shopping strategy. BUT, before you start spending lots of money on gifts on sale, take a look at some of these great DIY gifts that you can deliver this [...]

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  2. How to Make a Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

    Nov
    14
    2014

    I always have grand fantasies of having a perfectly arranged table for Thanksgiving dinner. In my quest to figure out how to have a beautiful floral centerpiece beyond simply throwing a clump of flowers into a vase, I came across this great video from eHow Gardening. Take a look and see how easy it is [...]

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  3. Have a Green Thanksgiving

    Nov
    12
    2014

    By Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc. As Thanksgiving is around the corner, I thought I would share some things you can do to enhance a “green” celebration for your friends and family. Dessert Now we must start with dessert. Wondering what to do with your leftover pumpkin from Halloween? You could roast it off and [...]

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  4. Do You Know Your Money Lingo?

    Nov
    07
    2014

    Do you know the difference between an APR and an interest rate? How about an ETF? Or an expense ratio? Take a look at this video from Money Talk News and see how your money lingo knowledge stacks up.

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  5. EMom of the Month: Frederique Irwin – Founder of Her Corner

    Nov
    05
    2014

    Be Yourself. Think Bigger. Lead by Example. Be Generous. These are the four core values that November’s EMom of the Month, Frederique Irwin, focuses on with her members at Her Corner. Driven by passion and a desire to help women-owned businesses grow, this former management consultant and mom of three is helping female business owners [...]

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  6. Helpful Tips for a Safe Halloween

    Oct
    31
    2014

    It’s Halloween and my kids are READY! For the past couple of weeks, the two of them have been fantasizing about all of the treats they’re going to get while Trick-or-Treating in the neighborhood. In all of the excitement of running from house-to-house in their costumes, sometimes safety isn’t the first thing on their sugar-driven [...]

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  7. 9 Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage

    Oct
    29
    2014

    Over the years, I’ve become pretty obsessed with how to save money on gas. First was hunting down the cheapest gas stations in the area with apps like GasBuddy. Then I downsized the ol’ SUV for a station wagon, which I LOVE. Now, I’m determined to get more miles for my buck by adjusting my driving [...]

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  8. Planning for Retirement While Caring for Your Kids AND Parents

    Oct
    24
    2014

    As my parents get older, my siblings and are realize that we will be entering the sandwich generation in the very near future. All of us have younger children, which will make being “sandwiched” that much harder financially. Check out this video from CNNMoney for tips on how to plan for your own retirement while caring [...]

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  9. 8 Places Where You Accumulate Unnecessary Junk

    Oct
    22
    2014

    For years, I was under the impression that I needed more storage space in my kitchen. Between appliances, serving dishes and pantry items, I had drawers, counters and cabinets were overflowing! Over the weekend, I decided to go through the kitchen and purge the items that really… I’m never going to use. Between food and [...]

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