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Category Archives: Finances

9 Advantages of Starting Your Own Business

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Coming from a very long line of entrepreneurs I’ve always had the desire to start and own my own business. When I became a SAHM of one baby I had more time. I decided to start two businesses. One was a compost business with some family who were wanting to start it together. The other

Become a Financial Pro by Reading This Book

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Want to become a financial pro and teach your kids to be fiscally responsible? It really isn’t that hard. My sister and I wrote this VERY easy-to-read book that will help you build a secure financial foundation for you and your kids. So far it has 5 stars out of 51 Amazon reviews and has

Save Money on Huggies

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Our five month old baby girl Aurora (nickname Bubblegum) has grown sooo fast. She went from a size 2 Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus to a size 4 Huggies® Little Movers Plus in just a few weeks. She is just such a happy, smiling, and easy going baby. I wish she would stay this age forever—truly she

How to Make Money Through Quilting and Embroidery

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Today’s Money-Making Stay-at-Home Mom is my friend Stephanie Collins. She is an amazing quilter and embroidery expert. She began her business as a hobby but it quickly turned into a business/income-generating opportunity as her work is beautiful, and word of mouth continues to bring her orders! Stephanie shares her experience with you on how to

A Surprising Website Where You Can Get Great Coupons and Offers for Free

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I’ve been using Groupon.com for years. I usually buy Groupon for services I need, gifts, travel, and clothes. Recently I found out that they have a free coupon database on their website called Groupon Coupons! Groupon Coupons is a service on the main Groupon website that: Offers more than 55,000 online and in-store coupons from

Learn How to Save $45.00 in 35 Minutes of Grocery Preparation

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Anita’s Secret Couponing System Video Training Want to save over $45.00 in 35 minutes of preparation each time you go grocery shopping? I will show you how in my exclusive planning video. The online training consists of an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional where I share my fine-tuned grocery saving system.  I’ve made it really easy to

Best-Rated Affordable Kid Gifts on Amazon for Under $10.00!

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Sometimes I need ideas of what to buy my kids (or their friends) for Easter, Birthdays parties, Christmas, etc. I like to buy high quality items that are parent-and-kid-tested. I also want them to be affordable. I’ve spent quite a few hours searching Amazon for high quality gift items under $10.00. Most gifts are available

9 Ways to More Easily Afford NEW Baby and Toddler Clothes

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I have written about many different ways to save on used baby and toddler clothes. My detailed posts on how to snag used clothing items at thrift stores, consignment shops, garage sales, hand-me-downs, purchasing ‘clothing lots’ on your local classifieds, etc. have been well read. But what about ways to save on NEW toddler and

10 Must-Take Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

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Recently, my brother in law’s boss called and asked him why he was filing for unemployment. Seeing as how he was at work that day, his boss was perplexed. My brother-in-law hadn’t filed for unemployment. To figure things out, my sister called the state department and found out that his identity had been stolen. She

Why Knowing The Difference Between Saving for a Rainy Day vs Living for a Sunny Day Can Change Your Future

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Since I can remember, I’ve always been told to ‘save for a rainy day’. In my mind a rainy day is when the water heater breaks and floods the basement, or when we find out about a roof leak and water damage that needs repair, or when the car suddenly dies. These aren’t positive in

Check out ‘EveryDay with Rachel Ray’ April Magazine for Some Money-Saving Tips from Me

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A few months ago, Rachel Ray’s office reached out to me and asked if they could feature me as a money-saving expert in their magazine. I did a telephone interview with them and answered a lot of their questions. Then a week ago I got confirmation that it ran in the April edition this month!

Important Steps to Home Ownership

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So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding

Dr. Laura’s Review of Our Book Living a Rich Life as a Stay at Home Mom

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger reviewed and endorsed our book on her popular radio talk show today! Karen and I are beyond excited!! I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura ever since I was a little girl and I admit, I teared up when she said the things she did. Dr. Laura is such a champion of stay-at-home

Championing Motherhood Community

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Do you talk to your best friend about credit card debt? Do you post about your never ending bills on Facebook? Do you have anyone to talk to about how the paycheck never seems to cover everything? Who do you go to when you and your husband argue (esp. about money)? At girl’s night out

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