College Students Rate C For Personal Finance

Do you have college age kids? Do you remember being a college-aged kid yourself? Chances are likely that you can relate to how financially unsavvy college-aged kids can be. There are outliers, but most college-aged kids know very little about personal finance, and end up making expensive mistakes. Some of you may relate to the freebies […]

Thrift Store Shirt Makeover

Save money and bring new life to previously loved shirts for back to school.

It’s July, and for some of us that means school is starting back next month. Okay, now that you are done double-checking your calendar and wondering how the summer has been flying by so quickly let’s talk easy ways to save money on clothes. Thrift stores are a fantastic place to pick up bargains, save […]

Summer Fun: Geocaching Outdoor Treasure Hunting

Geocaching Collage

Geocaching is a fun activity for the whole family, and since we’ve been doing it for many, many years I thought it was high time I wrote about it. Especially if like me you’re desperate for a little fun in the last days of summer. Geocaching is something that my husband discovered over a decade […]

8 Ways Teens Can Start A Business This Summer

Portrait of pretty teen girls using touchpad

Do you have teens at home this summer? We do, too. Most typical jobs (cashiers, clerks, etc.) require more experience and a lot more flexibility than many teens have. And if you’re on the younger end of teens-forget it. So instead of a typical summer job we found some ways they can earn some extra […]

Reusable Lunch Bags That Give Back

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Guys, it’s happened. The back to school aisles are stocked (I swear, go to your local Target) and the pitches are already hitting my inbox. As much as I look forward to the school year and its’ routines I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. We haven’t even been to the beach […]

Summer Fun: Are You A LEGO Maker? Challenge


We’re always looking for fun and free things to do during the summer. The kids have some planned time, but we also have a lot of downtime between camps and vacations. Those 6 weeks we have to fill with fun stuff to do outside the home and at home so they keep themselves busy and stay […]

Camp Prep With Banana Boat® {sponsored}

Sleepaway Camp Prep with Banana Boat®

This week we’re in full on camp prep mode for sleepaway camp next week. Two of our kids are headed off to overnight camp for the first time! The list of essentials to pack for camp is long, but I’m armed with suggestions from their camp and my own must-haves. We partnered with Banana Boat® […]

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially {sponsored}

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Babies are awesome. But money wise getting ready for baby can seem like a huge challenge. Saving money on baby and preparing your finances for baby’s arrival are almost a part-time […]

529 Day

529 Day Fidelity

It’s 529 Day!  Every year on 5/29 many 529 plans offer up special deals to help celebrate the holiday while others raise awareness about 529 plans and their benefits. In honor of the holiday we’re sharing tips and an infographic from Fidelity. I recommend college savings come AFTER retirement savings, and while college costs can […]