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Happy Valentine’s Day!

How time flies…  Happy V-Day from me and the not-so-little Ted man! I’m not SUPER into Valentine’s Day, but I have been in love with one particular someone for almost THIRTEEN years now (time really IS flying!) and today is a day about celebrating love and pretty colors and chocolates and flowers, so honestly, what’s…

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Valentines on a Budget!

Spring may be far away, but love is still in the air. It’s almost St. Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s time to start planning something special for that special someone in your life. How can you show someone you care without breaking the bank? Here are five low-cost Valentine’s dates you can use to…

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Tuesday, February 13: Valentine’s Kid’s Cafe at Frank & Joe’s (10 am – noon) We’re creating our last set of Valentine’s crafts and will be making these big, heart crayons that little hands love! Other activities in store too! Kid’s Cafe will be FREE with any $7 purchase, Valentine’s book purchase or $1 each child! More…

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Working It Out

One of the most fundamental financial lessons your kids are going to have to learn is about how you work for your money. Do your kids understand that every time you pull out a wad of bills or swipe a card to pay for a purchase, that money is directly linked to time you put…

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6 Tax Scams to Avoid

Phishing scams. Fake emails or websites impersonating the IRS lure victims into sharing sensitive information. Phone scams. Criminals pretending to represent the IRS call victims demanding immediate payment and risk of arrest. Identity theft. Scammers pose as accountants or tax-return preparers, filing tax refunds using victims’ Social Security numbers. Fake charities. Bogus charity funds preying on victims who have…

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Building A Budget…..For Kids!

Though it’s hard to believe it when you’re knee-deep in their laundry and begging them to do their homework, your little ones won’t be young forever. Some day, they will be all grown up and have homes of their own. And while you can lecture them about budgeting, spending their allowances wisely and saving up…

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Monday, January 22: Mom-Day Monday Bird Feeders at Odd Duck Coffee (3 – 5 pm) Help us feed the birds by making your own bird feeders with Smith’s Gardentown! Plus, they will have some goodies for you to take home as well. Dad’s you’re welcomed too! More Info: CLICK Saturday, January 27: Texoma Community Credit…

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Pictured above: Shrimp & Grits with Greens from the new Karat Bar & Bistro. I definitely didn’t make it myself, but it was fairly diet friendly and the portion was not too big. 😉 It finally happened. I am finally. FINALLY. For the first time in about three years, back under 200 pounds! To catch…

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