Keeping Family Safe

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This post about keeping family safe is brought to you by Lifelock. Summer is almost offically here, just a few more days of school for the kids and we'll be free! It also means lots of long days outside in the sun and swimming in cholorine- all things that can be harmful if we don't ...

Protecting and storing your important documents with BestBequest

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This is a sponsored post about safely and privately storing your important documents, pictures, and videos, With all of the natural (and sadly, unnatural) disasters that happen in the world these days, having a way to keep our important papers and documents is more important than ever. It used to be the safety ...

Why on earth do I need life insurance?

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Why on earth do *I* need life insurance, when I've been a stay home mom for just about 8 years now? I haven't been a source of income for our family, so why would life insurance be something we need? Thanks to my Ambassadorship with Genworth, who sponsors this series of posts,  I've been learning ...

What time is the right time to talk about long term care?

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This post is part of a series brought to you by Genworth Financial.  What time is the right time to talk about long term care? The answer, my friends, is really, right now. There's not a set time frame, but I can tell you from my own life experience and that of my friends, that ...

Money Saving Tips for College Students

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Florida is one of America’s hot spots for young people to attend college. And who can blame them? With the warm beaches, night clubs galore, and rich cultures, all without even having to leave the state. But for any college student, finding ways to live frugally will be important. With just a few tips, tricks, ...

5 Easy Ways to Save on Electric Bills

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If you’re wondering about ways to save on electric bills each month, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve got quite a few options.  With just a few tips and tweaks from you and your family you’ll be able to see the amount you pay on your utilities each month start to decline almost immediately. Before you ...

Dear Government, I think I want to fire you.

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Dear Government, I think I want to fire you.  We voted for you- Democrat, Republican, Independent- we VOTED for you, and that means we hired you to do a job. You aren't doing that job. I'm not sure how it happened, when or why, but at some point, we voters missed the day when you all voted in ...

How Parents Can Teach Their Teenagers About Money

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Teenagers need to be prepared for the real world where things cost money and not everything comes easily. As a parent, it is always a good idea to prepare your teenagers for what they should expect when stepping out into the real world by teaching them all about money and some of the best ways ...

5 Tips to Help Women Manage Finances

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I may hate it, but I'm the person who handles finances in this family.  Kind of seems to make sense since I'm home full time.  I was kind of freaked out at first- I mean, what if I messed up? But I was determined.  As with all things- hey, guess what? I'm NOT PERFECT!! But ...

Get Bargains with these Money Saving Phone Apps: Ibotta and Endorse

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Finding bargains is an amazing feeling.  Whether you find a bargain at a yard sale, shopping online, or at the grocery store those savings add up quickly.  There are two must have money saving phone apps that I have installed on my phone which have saved me $20 so far this year. Endorse Earn cash back for ...