If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the past year, it’s to be a lot more intentional about how we spend our money. The world has experienced economic downturns before, but living through a global pandemic leaves all of us wondering what’s next. For many, it was the catalyst for making major financial changes… →
As a parent, our goal is to ensure that our children are reared into successful adults. Though success has a myriad of definitions, ultimately, we want them to be positive contributors to society. Furthermore, we want them to experience a much better life than we may have had.
Among CEO, firefighter, and Navy Seal, “Mom” is one of the hardest job titles you can have. Going one step further, balancing life as a busy mom is even more exhausting. As you attempt to stock the fridge, get the kids to soccer practice, and make sure that science project is done, the costs can… →
We all want our kids to grow up to be hard working, creative, loving, honest and personally responsible adults before they leave our nest. With 5 children ages 3 to almost 16, and 18 years of marriage, we’ve had our share of medical issues, unforeseen crushing household financial struggles as well as parenting successes and… →
Before I became a mom, I vaguely understood that diapers were expensive. Let’s be honest, though…the actual cost of diapers doesn’t quite hit home until you’ve changed one just five minutes after your baby’s last blowout. There is no doubt, babies require a lot of diapers.
The holidays are just around the corner. As a mom, you know that creating memories with your family is one of the best things about Christmas. You want everything to be perfect and your loved ones deserve the best. Unfortunately, retailers play to these emotions during the holiday season. If you tend to associate appreciation… →
The mind of a Mom is a neverending whirlwind of to-do list items, worries, “I’m exhausted,” Disney songs embedded into our subconscious, “I want cookie dough/wine,” and (sad to say) fear for our children. We worry. We’re Moms. It’s what we do. As a Mom to a sassy 4-year old, I’m constantly wondering, “Am I… →
Making a budget is a very important step in taking control of your money and finances – but following it is no easy task. If you’re like many moms, you’ve created a budget and tried to follow it only to have it fall apart within a couple of months. Creating a budget is easy. Using… →
Did your parents teach you about money basics as a child or was money a non-topic in your household? When my husband and I got married ten years ago, we didn’t realize that we had two very different financial educations from our parents growing up. Because of this, we had differing strategies and viewpoints on… →
Ah, sweet summertime! The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun. But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break. From pricey… →