Should You Buy Your Kid a Car?

Should you buy your kid a car? This a question that pops up for parents with teenage kids and there is no easy answer. Here's what we think.

I have friends who, for their 16th birthday received a car as their gift from their parents. This concept was totally out of the question in my house and most other friends, but there were a handful of kids growing up who were given cars as presents. Depending on where you live, a vehicle may be … [Continue reading]

4 Personal Finance Tips for the Ages

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Money-making schemes come and go, but stalwart money management methods do not have expiration dates. Of course, it is wise to adjust your financial strategy throughout your life, guiding your efforts toward the greatest returns. But some financial tactics simply never fall out of favor. Ongoing … [Continue reading]

5 Awesome Ideas for Entertaining Kids While Stuck Inside

Entertaining kids can be hard during the winter. Everyone just wants t get outside! If you've got cabin fever here are five ideas to try.

It was only three weeks ago I was bragging about the beautiful winter we were having. It was temperate and overall pretty enjoyable. Then February … [Continue reading]

How to Save Money on Last Minute Valentines Gifts


Are you looking to save some money on a last minute Valentine’s gift for your significant other or for one of your kids? We’re getting down to the … [Continue reading]

Where Are The Kids!? Missed Money Making Ventures

There's an often missed money making venture for kids. If you have kids looking to earn some cash tell them they need to do this...

Kids in my neighborhood, and seemingly every neighborhood of every friend and family member I know, are missing out on huge money making … [Continue reading]

Valentines Fun For Kids

Are you looking for some cheap Valentines fun for kids? I spent only $15 to have an amazing time with my daughter. Here's how.

I admit that I've never really loved Valentine's day. I'm one of ''those'' who believe it's an over commercialized day which encourages us to spend … [Continue reading]

How We Saved Money On Our First Family Car

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My husband and I were driving beater cars when we got married.  He had a 10 year old Honda Civic with no air conditioning, and I drove a 10 year old … [Continue reading]

Making Healthy Living a Priority for Your Family

Making healthy living a priority isn't easy to do but it is possible. Here's how my family is going about it.

It’s no secret that obesity is a massive epidemic with our children. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want my child to be obese. The hardship and … [Continue reading]

The Growing Trend of Banning Sledding

All across North American cities are banning sledding? But is it necessary to ban something like this? Here's my take.

I’m way late to this party but apparently there is a growing trend in North America. Banning sledding, or tobogganing, in some public parks. The … [Continue reading]

How I Save: The Cost of Raising a Child

It doesn't need to cost tens of thousands of dollars to have kids. Here's how I keep my budget in check with two kids in tow.

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over … [Continue reading]