Stop Over-Scheduling Your Kids

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I get it. I’ve been that mom. I wanted to desperately give my kids every opportunity to find their interests. When my daughter turned 3, she started gymnastics. Two years and $1,000 later, the poor kid couldn’t even do a cart-wheel. … Continue reading

How I Paid 60% Less for my Daughter’s Birthday Party

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We live in an area that doesn’t offer much for entertainment, so when a local fun center opened, we were all thrilled. The fun center has a large arcade, laser tag, bowling, bumper cars, and go karts. This year, my … Continue reading

Mother’s Day No Money Challenge

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I’m a practical woman. I love getting gifts that I need or have a use for, but lately I’m finding that I don’t need a whole lot. Often times, I end up receiving a gift that sits on a shelf … Continue reading

5 Reasons You Should Give Your Kids an Allowance

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We started giving our children an allowance about 3 years ago. Before that, we bought a few toys here, and a few video games there. After we set out on our journey to pursue financial independence, I realized that I … Continue reading