52 week savings challenge

Savings Challenge(1)

I know there are many of us who would very much like to bulk up the savings accounts we have.  For a rainy day, emergency, vacation, splurge, appliances- the possibilities are endless.  So I thought I'd share a 52 weeks savings challenge with you all to get ALL of us thinking about just how much ...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Home

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This is a sponsored post about things you need to know before buying a home. Opinions, as always, are my own. The following is a list of 5 things that I feel are very important to know before purchasing a home, regardless of where you live. 1. What are you looking for? This may seem like ...

Why on earth do I need life insurance?

why do stay home parents need life insurance

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 ...

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, ...

A note to parents and college students about spending (and what might help)

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Today I'm going to share, at the request of Visa Prepaid,  my experience at college freshman year- my experience about money and spending.  Or rather, overspending.  And just how quickly I was caught up in "free" credit cards and getting myself into debt. And no I'm not proud of it. But I'm real and I make ...

Teach kids about money and finances with Tykoon #MoneySmartKid

Tykoon app for kids and money

My kids are getting to the age where they want to buy their own "stuff."  Maybe it's something I won't spend my money on, or maybe it's something they really want and it's not birthday or Christmas time- my husband and I decided that we'd let them start having opportunities to earn some money in ...