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

  1. 5 Ways to Keep Video Game Costs Under Control

    Jul
    23
    2014

    First it was the game console with the remotes and extra control pieces. Then you needed to buy the video games to get your family going. Along comes marketing genius Skylanders, that left parents everywhere with kids begging for a new character piece whenever they went to the store. After hundreds of dollars on little [...]

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  2. Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs Has Never Been Easier

    Jul
    18
    2014

    Looking for a great resource to teach your kids about how to run a business? Check out the Secrets Millionaires Club, an animated series featuring Warren Buffet that teaches important financial literacy and entrepreneurship lessons for kids. It’s fun, educational, and gets your kids into the entrepreneurial spirit.

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  3. 5 Food Ideas to Lower the Cost of Your Next Summer Party

    Jul
    16
    2014

    Summer parties can be lots of fun. However, they can also get pricey. In the US, hot dogs and hamburgers tend to be standard summer party fare. They’re easy and relatively inexpensive. However, I’ll be honest. After the millionth burger, they begin to lose their charm. When it comes to parties people tend to spend [...]

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  4. This “New” Business Structure May Be the Wave of the Future

    Jul
    11
    2014

    The fall of big banks on Wall Street. The housing crisis. Occupy Wall Street. The growing wealth gap. Can capitalism continue to function at status quo? As our government and corporations struggle to find the answers, there is a growing feeling of dissatisfaction among the people. However, out of revolution comes evolution. I came across [...]

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  5. 5 Ways to Save for Your Next Vacation

    Jul
    09
    2014

    Vacations are great! Until you receive the bill. Then it kind of hurts. However, if you play your cards right, it doesn’t have to hurt at all. In my previous blog, “6 Ways to Save While Vacationing,” I talked about different ways you can cut your vacation costs while planning your getaway. However, good planning [...]

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  6. Proud to Be An American

    Jul
    04
    2014

    We are a proud nation of immigrants. Within each of us is a story of brave ancestors who left everything in their homelands in search of a dream. With strength and determination, our ancestors traveled to American shores, ready to beat all odds for the opportunity of a better life. Each of these immigrants brought, [...]

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  7. Maximize Your Savings When Stockpiling

    Jun
    27
    2014

    No, the end of the world is not coming. At least I don’t think it is…. However, the rise of Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJs, has made bulk purchasing or stockpiling increasingly more popular. But, are you stockpiling correctly? If you pay close attention, you’ll notice, most discounts and coupons aren’t random. As a consumer, [...]

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  8. 5 Great Charity Projects to Do With the Kids

    Jun
    25
    2014

    Every year, right after school lets out, my kids and I do a major sweep of house, looking for items that are no longer used, and ready for a second life with someone else. Between perfectly good clothing that they’ve outgrown, barely used toys, and books, we usually have plenty of unused items that can [...]

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