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Emergency Fund – What Is It, Why You Need It, and How To Get It

How much do you have in your emergency fund? $100? $500? Or are you reading this thinking “Emergency fund? Yeah right!” Finding ways to create a savings account shouldn’t be overwhelming. I’ve got some tips and tricks to putting a little bit of cash aside so you can begin developing the emergency savings you need. […]

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35 Uses for Vinegar

When not turning into wine, vinegar is my second favorite use for grapes (and getting that nasty gunk off ’em!) Vinegar also makes for a fantastic part of a salad dressing and it’s a nice way to marinate some meat, but it’s a high-performer elsewhere in the house as well. That said, please note that […]

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Five Essential Tips for Back-to-School Savings

Back-to-school season is one of several times during the year when you’ll find many people heading out to the mall or online to do some major shopping. Getting your kids prepped for another school year can seem like an expensive and overwhelming endeavor. Here are five tips we’ve put together to maximize the occasion while […]

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How to Turn $5 Into an Hour of Peace & Quiet

With the school year drawing to a close, it also means my children will be home with me more…a lot more. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my little ones (97% of the time), but I’m a work-at-home mom with no nanny, no daycare, and no family help. To be frank – it […]

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Disney Movie Club Review – Good Deal or Costly Mistake?

While I considered writing some music to go along with this Disney Movie Club review, I felt that it was needlessly sadistic to subject you to my singing. Besides, if you’re reading a review of ANYTHING Disney, you likely already get more cutesy music in your life than you can handle. I want to preface […]

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7 Tricks to a Cheaper Disney Vacation

Disney World vacations are a right-of-passage for many American families. As the single most visited vacation resort in the world, this Orlando-area destination is comprised of four theme parks, two water parks, over 25 resort hotels, and enough restaurants, sports, nightlife, and shopping to keep everyone thoroughly engaged and entertained. While Disney is often considered […]

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Why You Need to Buy Future Presents for Your Kids

We have totes for everything – storing holiday decorations, keeping the umpteen feral cats in our neighborhood warm during cold winter nights, planting small varieties of tomatoes, etc. It’s not quite as bad as my mason jar habit, but it’s getting there… Then one summer, we found an extremely value-priced Imaginext playset at a garage […]

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5 Very Simple Budget Cuts You Can Make Today

Saving money and cutting expenses are never the favorite dinner table topic, but they are vitally important for individuals and families to discuss. And while there are quite a few drastic ways to save money on your monthly bills, there are actually quite a few small but simple ways to save that you can start […]

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My Top 6 Gift Ideas for a WAHM

As a work-at-home mom, I don’t ask for much — just quiet children, a clutter-free work space, a muse that never shuts up…ya know, simple things. That said, I’ve been blessed with two VERY vocal children, a folding table shoved in the corner of our guest room, and a brain that thinks about sleep more […]