Who Would Take Care of Your Family If You’re Not There Tomorrow? #iamprotective #CollectiveBias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias   My life has changed a lot in the last few years. It wasn’t that long ago, it was just me. Then I met my husband, who had a daughter, and things suddenly became “we”.   […]

5 Ways to Save More Money in 2015

  Happy New Year!  The first day of 2015 is here and gone and like many others, you may be working on some resolutions for the New Year. Whether it’s to lose weight, get in shape or work on your finances, now is a great time to set goals and get off to a new […]

Free Federal Tax Return E-File w/ Turbo Tax

Have you done your taxes yet? We’ve been putting them off due to our big move to a new home, but now that all of that is completed, I know I need to get started!  If you also still need to file your taxes, you can file your Federal Tax Return for free with Turbo […]

5 Ways to Save More Money This Month

  Saving money isn’t easy, but these few simple tips can help you save money in just one month. By the time April rolls around, you will have a fatter bank account and more confidence in your ability to save money this year. Stop eating out For just one month, cut out the expenses of […]

10 Tips to Save Money More Money in 2014 (Part 2)

    Our family has been using coupons for over 4 years now, and while we’re by no means experts, we have saved thousands of dollars a year on food, household items, restaurants, entertainment and more.  These savings have paid our bills during periods of unemployment, paid for a new roof and new furnace without […]

#Parenting – Teaching Your Kids How to be Smart With Their Allowance

Do your kids get an allowance? Are you trying to teach them about how to be smart with that money? Even young children can learn some great concepts about smart spending and financial responsibility. Here’s a great guest article by youth finance expert John Lanza on how to teach your kids to be smart with their […]

10 Ways to Save More Money in the New Year (and Not Spend Much Extra Time Doing It) Part 1

  The new year is almost here and in addition to a time of celebration, it’s also often a time a reflection on what we didn’t accomplish in the past year and what we’d like to accomplish in the new one. If you’ve opened up this post, one of your new year’s goals is probably […]

Want to Payoff a Debt or Save for Something Special? This New Website Can Help

Have you ever wondered what it would take to pay off that big debt? How about how much you’d have to save each week or each month to take that vacation of a lifetime? One new website that’s got some cool resources is Payoff.com. You start on Payoff by sharing your dreams and setting up goals that motivate […]

Who Says Nothing in Life is Free? 25 Things You Can Get for Free Today

  Here are just a few of my favorite freebies from around the web right now. Click below to find out more details on each of these offers.  1. Free Starbucks K-Cup Sampler Pack 2. Free Summer Desserts eCookbook  3. Free World’s Best Cat litter after Rebate 4. Free Look what I Can Do Easy Reader […]

Father’s Day Freebies & Deals- #Movies, #Food, #Magazines & More

 Looking for some great Father’s Day freebies? Here’s a few you’ll want to check out. If you know of any I missed, leave them in the comments below. 24 Hour Fitness – Free 7 Day pass to 24 hour Fitness Baskin Robbins – Save $3 on a Father’s Day Ice cream cake Beef O’ Brady’s […]

What It’s Like to Own Your Own Franchise w/ Kiddie Academy @KAFranchising

Ever wondered what it was like to own and operate your own business?   Afraid to start from scratch, or just not sure where to start? One option that many couples and individuals are pursuing to explore successful business ventures is franchising. This is a great way to own and operate your own business, but to […]

4 Things About Buying Real Estate That I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

Thinking about buying your first home? Whether you’re looking for Santa Monica real estate or in your home town, here are a few things about buying a home or real estate that  I wish someone would have told me.     Budget for property taxes and insurance. While I knew to plan for it, some of […]

@KAFranchising – How Opening a Business w/ Kiddie Academy Changed This Couple’s Life

Ever wonder how opening or owning your own business could change your life forever? While my husband and I both work regular jobs full time, we’ve dreamed about owning our own business — especially one we could do and still have lots of time with our kids.  One option that I’ve learned about recently is Kiddie […]

4 Frugal Ways to Help Fund a Full Time MBA

  Thinking about going back to school for a Full Time MBA?   Here are a few frugal ways to help cover the cost. Financial Aid Talk to your university’s financial aid depart to see how to apply, and what you might qualify for. They’ll be able to provide information on available funding, grants and […]

Planning for Your Family’s Financial Future w/ Kiddie Academy @KAFranchising

    As a working mom, one of the things I’ve struggled with is the decision to put our kids in daycare. While part of me wants to stay home with them and not miss a single moment of them growing up, I also know that given my profession and degree, I can provide far better […]