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I’m now….six whole days late on saying it, but THANK YOU to everyone who showed up for our Aloha, Summer! party last Thursday! We had so much fun hanging out with y’all and getting to know our readers a little better! Me and Guest Blogger Shelby Reese 🙂 I know it was a crazy day…

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Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up soon (Tuesday, May 8) and if you are like me, I am always at a loss for what to get my kiddo’s teacher. I am sure teachers receive many mugs and lotions over the years, so I like to try and get something useful. This year, I turned to…

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Why Should I Create A Budget?

1.    You’ll spend less. 2.    You’ll always have enough for fixed expenses. 3.    You’ll argue less about discretionary spending. 4.    You’ll save more. 5.    You’ll have money for fluctuating expenses. 6.    You’ll feel more in control of your finances. 7.    You’ll be motivated to increase your earning potential. 8.    You’ll feel less guilt about impulse purchases that are within your budget. 9.    You’ll feel…

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This time last year, I was in the happiest place on earth, bawling my eyes out like a baby. I had been invited to Walt Disney World in Florida for the annual Children’s Miracle Network conference, which coincides with Children’s Hospital Week every year. It was an amazing experience, and I definitely left changed after…

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1. Don’t: Leave the House Hungry Only shop while on a full stomach. This way, you won’t buy to satisfy your lingering hunger pangs   2.  Do: Check Your Pantry and Fridge Before You Leave Make sure you know exactly what you have in the house before you head to the store.   3. Don’t:…

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Is Online Bill Pay Safe?

A few clicks, and your bills are paid! But is it safe? Unfortunately, many people share sensitive information with crooks, thinking they’re paying a bill. Here’s how to keep your money safe: 1. Never respond to a bill pay service that directly contacts you In those situations, it’s difficult to verify a link’s authenticity. Instead,…

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Take your kids with you on your next visit to your financial institution. Let them watch you balance your checkbook. Show your kids how you pay your bills so they know that electricity, water, gas, phones and cable all cost money. Give them a budget for an item they want, and let them choose which…

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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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