• Money Lessons for Kids: The night we taught our kids the TRUTH about money

    I have been wanting to give our kids a really good object lesson about how to handle money.  We talk about this topic constantly, and we give them chores and an allowance to help them learn how to save and spend wisely, but I just kept wanting to find something that would make a big impact on them and the real adult world. I began brainstorming ideas and came up with a game plan that ended up having a greater impact than I ever could have imagined. We told the kids that we were having a family meeting and that they all needed to come join us.  We excitedly announced to…

  • 34 Places that will give you FREE stuff on your Birthday!

    Today just so happens to be my birthday!  Yay!  Happy Birthday to me! I received my annual birthday coupon for an appetizer or dessert from Carrabba’s in my e-mail a few days ago and I started wondering about what other places I could sign up with to receive FREE stuff on my birthday.  (I loooove free!)  I did some research and because I am turning 34  I found 34 places that will give you FREE stuff just for having a birthday!  It’s great!  All you have to do is sign up for their e-mails (or some require a download of an app) and you’ll be eating free for your entire…

  • Teaching Kids Smart Money Habits

    “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Teaching my kids wise money habits is so important to me as a parent.  If they can learn how to handle money, budget, to save and spend wisely while they are young they will be so much more successful as adults.  I would rather them make money mistakes with $5 rather than make the mistakes with $5,000. We have used a few object lessons to help get the point across,…