How To Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. More than 1 million children were victims of identity theft or fraud last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. ONE MILLION last year alone and two-thirds of those victims were 7 years old or younger. I was shocked to learn these statistics, mostly because I hadn’t really … Read more

Teaching Teens To Make Smart Money Choices

This article was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. www.MassMutual.com. All opinions are those of the author. Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending Chicago’s FutureSmart event. This event, part of a series of events in cities across the country, was hosted by MassMutual in partnership with local NBA … Read more

Help Kids Learn How To Handle Money Wisely

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. When I was growing up I wasn’t taught much about money and, as a result, I struggled with money issues through my college and early adult years. Because of this, it’s really important to me that my boys learn how to handle money. I … Read more

One Way To Earn Extra Money For Holiday Shopping

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The holiday season is quickly approaching and we all know what that means… extra expenses! Between gifts, donating to charity, food, entertaining friends & family, and decorations this is, by far, the most expensive season of the year. No matter how many times you convince yourself to try to … Read more

10 Tips For Saving Money On Kid’s Clothes

One of my favorite things to do is shop for kid’s clothes and I love finding great deals on things that make them look even cuter than they already are. Clothes purchases can be a large portion of your budget if you let them so I wanted to share ten of my favorite ways to … Read more

Get Paid To Participate In Focus Groups Or Test Products

The following is a sponsored post from Focus Pointe Global that I’m sharing in hopes that it can help someone :) For moms, it can be tough to make extra money and, as expenses pile up, opportunities can be really hard to come by. One way to earn extra money is by registering to participate … Read more

Illinois Residents: Reclaim Your Money

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored but all thoughts are my own.) Have you ever found money in a pocket of your coat, or the bottom of your purse, that you had forgotten was there? Isn’t that a great feeling? Now imagine for a minute that it was $10, $100 or even $1,000! Wouldn’t that be … Read more

Discover it Miles® Card: Summer Travel

Thank you Discover for sponsoring this post! Click here to learn more about the amazing rewards and benefits of the Discover it Miles® credit card. Summer is a time for leisure and a worry free life.  As a family we love traveling in the warmer months, exploring quaint little towns and large cities alike. We … Read more