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Flipping an Older Cabin into Your Luxury Vacation Home

We all dream of a luxurious vacation home where we can bring our family and friends to make memories for years to come. Unfortunately, luxury homes come at a premium that most of us are not able to afford. But you don’t have to give up your dreams of owning a fantastic vacation home. Consider

How You Can Use Your 401K to Start a Business (Tax-Penalty Free)

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Guidant Financial for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How You Can Use Your 401K to Start a Business (Tax-Penalty Free) I am a business woman at heart. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. As a result, I am constantly thinking

How to Make Money from Home with Contena

Welcome to Money-Making Stay-at-Home Moms: How to Make Money from Home with Contena There are 38+ interviews in this series (see links to additional interviews below). Today I’m continuing my Money-Making Stay-at-Home Mom Series (this is 38) by adding an awesome company to it. Working from home by writing for Contena.  Freelancing for Contena is a legitimate

Financial Illiteracy—Why It’s a Problem and How to Avoid it

“Financial illiteracy is not unique to any one population. It affects everyone; men and women, young and old, across all racial and socioeconomic lines. No longer can we stand by and ignore this problem. The economic future of the United States depends on it.”—President’s Advisory Council. Below you will find tips and links to resources

Estate Planning for Blended Families

I have two kids from a previous marriage and my husband has four from his. As we have become a blended family, the need to draft a will has become too difficult to do on our own. So, I reached out to a friend who is a lawyer and specializes in estate planning. I’ve asked him a

7 Extremely Effective Ways to Save Money Booking a Disney Cruise

Today, I welcome my friend and Disney Travel Expert Danielle who shares 7 extremely effective ways to save money booking a Disney Cruise below.        The phrases “Disney Cruise” and “saving money” don’t typically go together! As a seasoned Disney cruiser (I’ve done 7) and as a busy, active travel agent I have

How to Smoke a Papa Murphy’s Pizza

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s. All opinions are 100% my own. #DealsAt425 #Ad My boyfriend and I have a combined six kids. Eating out with 8 people is not only very expensive, it can also be somewhat disruptive to those around us. Although we all really love a variety of food and flavors,

Why Financial Literacy Is Not Enough

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. When I started back to college after a four-year-break, I struggled. I could understand the literature and topics but my grades were not doing well. On my mid-term report card I was averaging a C across the board. After seeing my

15 Ways to Save Hundreds and Get Free Food At Kroger

This post is sponsored by U.S. BANK and Kroger. I love to shop at Smith’s Food and Drug Store aka Kroger. There are many reasons why I love to grocery shop at Smith’s, but the main one is that the savings opportunities are awesome! There are so many ways to save and many opportunities to

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Solicitors and Impulse Purchases

Solicitors often convince us to buy things we don’t really need, want, and/or items we often haven’t budgeted for. They are extremely effective, very convincing, and are usually hard to say no to—or don’t like to take ‘no’ for an answer. The very best way to avoid being solicited and impulsive purchasing is just avoid soliciting and

Why You Should Have an Estate Plan for Those You May Leave Behind

Financial guru, Dave Ramsey, notes that the mortality rate for human beings is 100%. Death is what you might call an “unavoidable” inevitability. But thankfully, because we know our ultimate fate, we can plan for it and avoid problems that otherwise result from it. Often loved ones are left with a lot to handle: sadness,

The Best Money-making Survey Sites That Are Trust Worthy

Many people have a little extra time when they are at home watching TV, in the car waiting for kids to get out of school, or during breaks at work, and some people are looking for a new hobby or way to make money from home. If you have extra time and want an extra few hundred

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)

I had the book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner show up on my doorstep the other day. I sat down in my living room and began to read through it. As an author of a financial book myself, I was excited to read another money guide for parents

14 Easy Ways to Save Big on Prescriptions

Most American families have at least one prescription. In fact, studies show that Americans spend over $400 Billion on prescriptions a year. That breaks down to $1,300 a person! That number is mind boggling to me. Luckily, my family is blessed with great health so we don’t have to fill prescriptions regularly. However, at times I do

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