529 savings plans are tax-advantaged education savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. They can also be used to save for K-12 tuition. Much like the way 401(k) plans changed the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 savings plans have changed the world of education savings. 529 College Savings Plans This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for posting this content. This information was developed by Broadridge, an independent third party. It is general in nature, is not a complete statement of all information necessary for making an investment decision, and is not aRead More →

Everyone knows I love the Dollar Tree! It’s pretty apparent to everyone I talk to and I have an entire section of this blog devoted to it! A lot of people seem very surprised at the items you can find at the Dollar Tree, I suspect that this is due to the preconceived notion that Dollar Store Items are cheap and poorly made. I don’t find this to be the case, here are 5 things you should definitely buy at the Dollar Tree! Warning: Super EXCITING sweepstakes link below!!! In fact, I am writing this post today in partnership with the Dollar Tree to celebrateRead More →

Being a stay at home mom is a job in and of itself! Running a house and taking care of the kids has you running from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed – and sometimes even sleep isn’t a guarantee! But what happens if you want to save for something special? Or you just want to help your family pay down some debt. You can’t afford to pay out for childcare and get an office job but you really want to make a bit of extra money. If that sounds familiar then one of these side hustles mightRead More →

Becoming a couponer

Couponing is something that I have talked about a few times in the past. It’s a great way to save money when you’re a new family working within a budget. Collecting coupons from newspapers and magazines in order to save cents off of a product might seem a bit time consuming but if you do it right you can really put a dent in your grocery bill! Becoming a couponer doesn’t have to be difficult. Odds are that you have heard of extreme couponers before, these people take couponing to the next level and spend a lot of time searching for coupons, comparing deals andRead More →

Credit score myths you need to know about

There is more credit information available than ever before nowadays. We all know how important it is to know your credit score and the different factors that influence it. The trouble is that there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet. The last thing you want to do is end up believing a myth, which causes you to act in a manner that has a detrimental impact on your credit rating, rather than a positive one. I am by no means a credit expert but I have learned a few things along the way! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look atRead More →

saving money a matter of habit

Every family is subject to its own financial struggles, It just seems to be a part of life.  It’s the solution that can be troublesome to find! Saving money is one of those things that everyone’s got their own opinion about. For some, it feels like too much of an effort. For others, saving money is a way of life, even if it’s just for a few pennies. But how exactly can you tighten your belt for the sake of your whole family? We have explored a few ways to do this on the blog in the past, including couponing, meal planning and even earningRead More →

reasons why you might struggle financially

Everyone has trouble with money from time to time and it’s always good to look for creative ways you might save.  But for some, it often feels as though it’s a hole they will never climb out of. If you are someone who seems to struggle financially, then the underlying problems might be something worth looking for. You might discover that you are actually able to improve your finances if you look at what you are doing on a basic level. In this collaborative post, we will look at some of the possible reasons that you struggle with your finances, along with some great solutions forRead More →