Posts Tagged ‘money’

7 tips for Holiday Budget Success

Budgeting year round is a big enough challenge, but preparing for the holiday season can add an additional layer of intricacy. Planning in advance and starting shopping for the holiday season early can help alleviate some of the stress that comes with this expensive time of year. 

We’ve rounded up some finance experts to share their top tips for sticking to a budget throughout the holidays.

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Skincare Products: Comparison Shop to Save Big

We all live and breathe by our skincare products, whether it’s our favorite shampoo and conditioner that keeps our locks looking model-worthy or the heavy duty moisturizing lotion that saves our skin during February’s wintry weather. We always seem to be shopping for the latest and greatest, or simply our tried and true favorite, skincare products, spending money every month on the essentials that make up our toiletry arsenal.

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3 Ways to Teach Your Child to Grocery Shop

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all ours.

Parents and kids have been grocery shopping together for as long as there have been grocery stores. Parents and kids also struggle to grocery shop together. The parents feel like they can’t get what they need in a timely manner and kids act like crazy people when they get bored going from aisle to aisle. Shopping for food is such an important task to keep the family functioning and there are skills involved in shopping that ensure that you have all the food you need and stay within your grocery budget. Why not start teaching your kids those skills right away? We think you will find that you and your kids will enjoy working together as a team turning a mundane chore that you dread every week into a fun learning experience for you all. Here are 3 ways to teach your kids to grocery shop.

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The Ups & Downs of Being a Working Mom

The Ups and Downs of Being a Working Mom

Many women do not have a choice when it comes to returning to work after having a baby. Financial obligations and professional commitments can make working an absolute necessity for certain women.

However, some of us are privileged enough to be in a position to stop working and dedicate our time exclusively to raising our children. Sometimes this position can be the toughest of all to be in! At times having two options available can be more frustrating than only having one because it involves having to make a decision that will likely have lasting effects.

Decision making is tough! And even tougher when it involves the most important little person in your life! Perhaps you are torn between the suit-wearing and diaper-changing lifestyle. With that in mind, today we share the advantages and disadvantages of being a working mom. 

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How To Plan Ahead for a Debt-Free Holiday

Uh, didn’t Christmas just end? Why is there a holiday post in January? No, we didn’t make a mistake! Many of you are now packing up the decorations, hitting the gym to work off the holiday calories, and starting to dread the daily trip to the mailbox. Yup, those Christmas bills are going to start rolling in, and you’re preparing yourself for the continual circle of debt that happens every year: you spend all January through November paying off the Christmas bills only to find that as soon as you’re done, it’s December again! We’re here to help you make this coming Christmas (yes, the one that is 11 months away) a bit different, by helping you plan ahead all year to break that vicious cycle and end up with a debt free holiday.

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How to Teach Generosity to Children

How to Teach Generosity to Children

Generosity: the habit of giving without expecting anything in return.  This is an attribute that we hope that our children learn from us or the people surrounding them.  This may not come as naturally as we hoped to a young child.  Many times, as parents (and other influences), we will need to take the reigns to teach children about these qualities.  Generosity usually begins with children sharing their possessions with other peers.  Not only can you learn this important quality from home, but you can also incorporate it at school.  We have 7 great ways to show your children what generosity is!

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Cord Blood banking: The facts

Cord blood banking the facts
The moment you realize you are about to become a mother, or a parent, everything changes. You suddenly become second, and the amazing miracle growing inside you quickly becomes number one. Before you know it you have to make a million different decisions and some are much harder than others. One of those questions that may come is whether or not to bank your baby’s cord blood. This can be a complicated and confusing question, but we are here to help you find an answer. Read on to see the facts and weigh the pros and the cons of cord blood banking.

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Budget Basics for Busy Moms

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We all know how easy it is to spend the money we’ve been blessed with. We are pros at loading up our Target cart every week and hitting up the mall each season for a new wardrobe. But are you good at keeping track of all those purchases? Do you really know how much money you are bringing in each month versus how much money is going out? Are you confident in your money management skills? Do you have a budget that works for you and your family? If not, we are here to help! We will teach you the basics of setting up a monthly budget, as well as how to stick to that budget, which is the key to your financial success.

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How Memberships Can Save You Money

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When trying to save money, it can take a bit of tenacity and creativity to still live well and have fun. Have you taken advantage of the benefits and money savings that store memberships can offer? We are talking about more than a membership to the gym. Savings on groceries, family activities and adult activities can be found when you find memberships that are right for you! Read on!

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Should you allow allowance?

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It’s important to teach kids about money. The way we learn to save, spend, and handle money as a child can play an important role in the way we manage our finances as adults. Let’s face it, in the world today more value is placed on stuff than ever before. It seems more and more that people lack the responsibility and discipline to save money before making big purchases. Instead we are jumping on the debt train and racking up the bills. If we don’t teach our children about how to manage their money, who will?

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