4 Tips for Choosing a Charity to Support

Donating to charity and supporting charitable causes is good business for a company. It helps build a positive reputation and gives you a boost in the eyes of customers. Not to mention that you are able to help out with a good cause. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. Tips … [Read more...]

40 Books That Teach Kids About Money

Teaching your kids about money is one of the most important things that a parent can teach a child, but it is quite often overlooked. It seems to me that a lot of parents simply expect their kids to automatically know how to create a budget or how to build an emergency fund. It's … [Read more...]

This Mint Milkshake Recipe is Perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day Celebrations!

I absolutely love when this time of year rolls around. There are a lot of reasons why, but one of the biggest is because I can justify my love of all things mint! Saint Paddy's Day, spring, whatever your reason, I love it when I get to indulge my love of delicious minty recipes! … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Make Chores Easier for Your Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. If your kids are like mine are, they will often find ways to try and get out of their chores. One of the most common excuses that they will use is that the chores are too hard. While that may … [Read more...]

This DIY Mouthwash Will Make Your Mouth Sing!

Have you looked at the back of a bottle of commercial mouthwash lately? In case you haven't, the simple answer is that what you're putting into your mouth is chock full of chemicals that I personally don't want to be putting anywhere near my mouth. The chemicals in traditional … [Read more...]

This Girl Scout Cookies Recipe for Thin Mint Truffles is a Tried and True Favorite!

It's that time of the year when Girl Scouts everywhere take to the streets to deliver those boxes of temptation to those who simply can't resist. For me, I absolutely adore both Tagalongs and Thin Mints, but eating the same old cookie can get a bit boring at times. That's why I … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Unthinkable Catch You Off Guard with these Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents!

Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]

This is for the Birds! DIY Upcycled Terra Cotta Bird Bath

In case you haven't noticed, I am a big fan of upcycling anything that I possibly can. They can save so much money in your personal budget, plus, I get a kick out of finding a new use for something that someone else might simply see as trash. For me, upcycling has become a game. … [Read more...]

The Homemade Ketchup Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For!

They say that good things come to those who wait and this homemade ketchup recipe is no different. We're not a huge ketchup loving family, but there are simply some foods, like your favorite meatloaf recipe or your favorite cheeseburger recipes that require ketchup. I'm not a big … [Read more...]

How to Score $1,091 in FREE Baby Samples

Know what? Babies are expensive! If you've got a new tiny one, I'm more than sure I don't have to tell you that though! From the time we get pregnant, we spend money that we sometimes don't have on them and it only gets worse as they get older. By the time that they're in … [Read more...]

Newsflash! Your Thoughts Are Keeping You Poor

A while back, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine on Facebook. She had shared a status that I wholeheartedly disagreed with and a short, but respectful debate followed. The status that she had shared - while I'm sure was well intended by the original poster- had … [Read more...]

My #1 Tool for Making Budgeting Easier

*This post has been brought to you by EveryDollar, however all opinions, including budget photos are my own and are honest and truthful. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.  Can we be real with each other for a moment? Budgeting is hard. Remembering to keep … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions

This post has been brought to you by SearchRx.com however all opinions and advice are my own. For more information, check out my disclosure policy. One of the biggest expenses plaguing American families are prescription medicines. With raising kids and being an adult, there is … [Read more...]

6 Financial Career Options for the Money Minded

  The field of finance is constantly changing and growing, and rife with advancement opportunity. Finance professionals must handle high-stress situations and have the foresight and analytical skills required to make significant decisions regarding money for individuals, … [Read more...]

The Secret to Scoring Cheap Cell Phone Plans

How much are you currently paying for your cell phone? $100 each month? $150? More that that? If you're like we were, you fall into the $100 or more category. At $110.00 per month, that left me paying $1320 each year out of my personal budget just for cell service. While my cell … [Read more...]