Four Tips for Safe Online Shopping


As a parent, you probably feel like one of those circus performers who can keep 25 plates in the air at all times, balancing each one on a thin stick. Between taking care of your kiddos, household projects, work demands, family and friends, pets and more, you are one busy person. In an effort to […]

Back to School with College Ave Student Loans


When I decided to tackle a graduate degree I did so with kids down the hall and a supportive spouse. In fact, the easiest part of the back-to-school decision was choosing a school and major, along with gaining the support of my family. The next part I knew would be a challenge, but I wanted to […]

Build Your Neighborhood with State Farm Neighborhood Assist


I participated in an Influencer Activation for State Farm Neighborhood Assist. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. State Farm Neighborhood Assist is giving you the chance to make a difference where it matters most to you – in your own neighborhood. Neighborhood Assist is a program from State Farm that […]

3 Easy Steps Towards Retirement for Busy Parents

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Retirement seems a long way away when you’re changing a diaper. Or getting three tiny people dressed for school. Or washing 7 loads of laundry in a row. But the thing about retirement is, the things you do earliest are the things that pay off the most. It’s true. Retirement isn’t the kind of thing […]

Coupon Savings Sites – Meet Verified Codes!


  I like to think I’m pretty savvy when it comes to shopping. I always try to stay organized and before I leave the house to go on a shopping excursion I try to make sure I have my coupons in hand. Sometimes I leave them in the car, but at least I still have […]

Flipp Makes Saving Money a Breeze!

How to Save Money

The product was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own. While I love to save money, I HATE to search hundreds of circulars and a dozen websites trying to find who has the best deal on a bar of soap!  Somehow it just doesn’t seem that the savings add up when I factor […]

Dealing with Taxes and Retirement Before You Retire

How to Save for retirement

When it comes to taxes and retirement a little bit of planning can go a long way to keeping the tax rates as low as possible when we retire.   I have to say, pre-planning for these kinds of things has always been a struggle, though I am working on it now!  Like many others, I […]

Shopping While Saving: 5 Tips for Online Shoppers

How to Save Money

The advent of the Internet has made our lives easier and more efficient in a multitude of ways, not the least of which is shopping. Online sales of everything from clothing to appliances to specialty items and more have exploded over the past several years. Online shopping has even been given special post-Thanksgiving love with […]

Making a Will Can Protect Your Family

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It is often reported that it is becoming increasingly difficult for fathers to get custody of children and yet so many are neglecting the importance of having a will in place in order to protect their families should the worst happen. The power of this legal document should not be underestimated, especially for parents. Having […]