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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

9 Easy Ways to Teach and Practice Praying with Your Children

Growing up I really loved how my parents included us in prayers and taught us how to pray. It taught me gratitude (we always said thanks for what we had), it taught me humility (to ask for help and strength), and most importantly, it taught me that I was never alone (I knew there was

How to Organize a Garage + Cricut Giveaway

I’ve done my best to keep my garage organized, but with very little storage, it has been difficult. I’d often not know where to put something in the garage and instead just find a place for it in my house. As a result, my home was more cluttered than I wanted it to be. I

How to Make Wood Storage Shelves

My garage had very little storage and as a result, organizing it was very difficult. I researched how to maximize the storage space in a garage and decided to put in wood storage shelves that custom fit storage bins I had. In my research, I found many use ceiling storage. I was not wanting to do a garage storage

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 Artificial Colors Could Be Making Your and Your Kids’ Lives Miserable

My family and I just got home from the local ice cream shop for a family activity on a Saturday night. My boys and I chose flavors like strawberry cheesecake, rainbow sherbet, superman, and birthday cake. Not my daughter. Her choices were extremely limited. She ended up with caramel. Not because caramel is her favorite

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 Homemade BBQ Sauce

If you have never tried homemade BBQ sauce you NEED to—especially this recipe! It tastes way better than the store-bought varieties. It is so fresh and the flavors balance each other out amazingly well. There is a little bit of sweet, salty, mild spice, and smoke, which together form the BEST homemade BBQ sauce ever.

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

29 Adorable Valentine’s Day Boxes

When I was in elementary school, one of my favorite things to do each year was to make and decorate Valentine’s Boxes. It was a lot of fun for my friends and me. As we got into the older grades (4th, 5th, and 6th), we had competitions and voted on who made the best boxes.

Mom Stress: 15 Extremely Effective Ways to Deal

Recent studies show that chronic stress can lead to serious physical conditions such as stroke, hypertension and heart failure. That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn how to manage stress levels to live a healthier and longer life. However, when it comes to household and family-related stress, it can seem like there is

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

How to Make Breadsticks out of Frozen Bread Dough

My mom has been making these breadsticks since before I can remember. They were always a favorite among my family (five siblings and parents). We thoroughly enjoyed them with her best lasagna recipe or spaghetti, or anything really. I remember helping make these many times as a little girl. If you have kids, it’s a

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