Every Sunday morning, I give my son his allowance. He does a little song and dance he made up and races to his room to put the money into his three jars. So far, he's completely understood the purpose of his spend and save jars, but we haven't done much with his give jar. He knows that he has that jar in order to give back to the world, but we were…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
My husband and I have always had a dual-income household. We are fortunate to both have jobs that we truly enjoy. There have been a few times in the past where one of us was out of work and financially dependent on the other person, which naturally lead to stress in our relationship. But we got through it (for better or worse, right?) and moved ahead. At no point during those times did one of us consider cheating on the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 17, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments
Creating a blog with a robust readership to attract sponsors is a daunting task for a new blogger—it requires perseverance, a sharp eye for detail and understanding what sponsors want. Sponsors are looking to gain access to your audience, but are also seeking a return on their investment, which is why it’s important to treat these relationships…Continue
On Sunday morning, my son greeted me by saying, "Good morning! I get my allowance today, right?" After his morning routine, I handed him his cash for the week and he went to distribute it into his three jars. He then starting telling me what he was going to use his spend money on (a Batman action figure of some kind) and what he was going to use his save money on (a…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 10, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
A lot of people are interested in frugal living and saving cash. However, not all of them have the determination and discipline to reach their financial goals. Check out this article for a list of habits you should adopt if you’re looking to spend less money and boost savings.
At about this time last year, I wanted to introduce my son to money. But it was too early for him, as evidenced by the fact he would still mix the play money in his cash register with the real thing. So, we took a step back and waited.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 6, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments
Like most parents, I try to do activities with my son that do not cost lots of money. I'll get him to go on a bike ride with me instead of taking him to the bouncy house. He'll play guitar with his Daddy at home, rather than go to a music instructor. We play a lot of board games.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 16, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments
** I'm not sure what's disappearing faster around here -- my money or our iPhone chargers.…
Added by bobbi keener on November 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
So, you like to save money and get some fun freebies in the mail? If the answer is YES, then check out these 3 freebie sampling sites. I like checking out the new samples each week and while some of them will overlap, you can find quite a few originals. I have to admit that it is kind of a rush when they start showing up in the mail. Don't judge- it's the little things. It truly does come in handy, especially when you receive travel sizes of toiletries, which is great for trips.…
Added by Erin on October 27, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments
In the blogging world matters of money are all so very hush hush. I decided it was time for someone to come forward and share what they were earning and how they went about earning money from their blog.
I believe that if we really want to help each other we should become more transparent and give people realistic expectations of what blogging entails and that with a little hard work you can actually make…Continue
Added by Danielle Renee' Stewart on September 5, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home. The kids were in daycare and my…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 3, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
A decade from now when my son does an Internet search on me and comes across this blog, I want him to read this post in which I state the following:
Added by Lauren Markman on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 27, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments
My son is a picky dresser.
I've not been allowed to pick out his clothing for at least two years. Yes, I supply him with enough neutral pants/shorts so he generally matches, but it is quite clear that I am not allowed to pick out his shirts. If he needs new clothes, then he is picking them…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 30, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments
** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.
** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 27, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Children’s clothing can be rather expensive especially if you are shopping in boutiques or buying brand name clothing. I wanted to share with you some tips and suggestions so that you can learn how to save money on your children’s clothing. If you are currently pregnant, I highly suggest that you read this post and don’t go too crazy buying to many outfits for your child. They will grow out of them rather quickly and every few weeks it will seem like you are swapping out…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 19, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments