6 Things to Do Now for the 2017 Tax Season

Tax season is upon us and you may be scrambling to get all your ducks in order. Every year we promise ourselves that we will be more organized and a bit wiser when it comes to tax season. It is our own fault when we do not get the most as we can back from tax season due to our poor skills in keeping track of receipts and papers organized. While 2016 may have been a bust, now is the time to make sure 2017 is your best tax season…

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How Not to Talk to Your Kid About Money #Ad

I know that title is a bit deceiving, but after reading Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner I learned more about the things I was saying wrong than right! I don’t want you to focus on what you’re saying and doing wrong but more about ways to learn how to do it right. Beth Kobliner gives very insightful “teachable moments” for parents on how to really give your kids the knowledge they will need going into their little lives starting at three years…

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7 Ways to Make Your Kid a Money Genius #Ad

The thought of making my kids money genius is so foreign to me.  I mean, ask my husband if you want to know the truth. Growing up my mother showed me how to balance a checkbook but outside of that? I was on my own. And if I want to put it all out there to prove that my money thinking didn’t come out genius as a kid? I racked up crazy credit card debt in college. We’re talking thousands in credit card debt. Now, as a mother, my fear…

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How to Grocery Shop with Kids without Losing your Mind

Grocery shopping with kids seems to be one of the quickest ways to cause stress and create chaos for everyone involved. However, with a bit of planning (and some luck), you can understand how to grocery shop with kids without losing your mind. Make a list. Try to organize it by the sections in your store. Highlight the essentials (You’ll see why this is important later). Don’t bring your kids. Since you probably have to bring your kids, pick a time where the stars align: your kids are well-rested, well-fed, and…

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I Have the Black Friday Blues

Every year, when this topic of Black Friday shopping comes up, I become the cranky step-sister of Scrooge and The Grinch. It is as inevitable as my children rejecting the candied yams on Thanksgiving Day. I’m probably in a small minority, but I avoid all things Black Friday. Not that I don’t appreciate the concept, I do. Who doesn’t love the thrill of a good bargain? I’m the gal who buys gifts all year long, taking advantage of after-season sales and coupons. Yet I cannot get myself worked into a Black…

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