November 9, 2016
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How Kids Can Save Money for Disney (+ Disney DIY Tutorial!)

Saving money for a family vacation generally falls on parents who pitch in the big dollars, of course. But when it comes to nickels and dimes, there’s no reason that kids can’t jump on board too! Here are some ways … Continue reading

September 18, 2015
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8 Things to Consider When Making MORE Cuts to Your Budget

Your budget is already tight and now you have to tighten the belt even MORE? That might be enough to make anyone cry, but it’s not impossible. A month ago I was laid off from my job after 18 years … Continue reading

April 2, 2015
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One Easy Way to Save Cash on Disney Vacations!

We all want to save money on our Disney vacations, right? What if I told you that you could get back a good percentage of your travel costs just by shopping online? Seriously! That frees up cash for park tickets, … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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“I Want to Save More Money” – 5 Basic Questions to Ask Yourself

It’s not simply enough to say that you want to “save more money”. Money has a way of disappearing from your bank account and wallet so quickly if you don’t keep track of it. If you want to save more … Continue reading

October 14, 2014
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8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make it Through the Holidays

With autumn here and winter fast approaching, we move into the festive “holiday season”! For some though, this time of year is also wallet-draining, stress-inducing and all-around nerve-wracking! But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips … Continue reading

October 2, 2014
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Kids are FREE in San Diego during the month of October!

Offering 100+ FREE things for kids in the San Diego area, Kidvasion in October has begun!! October is a great time to visit San Diego. The summer crowds have gone, the weather is still quite warm and of course, all the fun, free … Continue reading

October 1, 2014
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Budgeting Steps to Savings -Buying the Best You Can Afford…Without Going Broke

Cheap stuff is cheap for a reason. For me, I’d much rather buy a higher quality item than something made cheaply. I use the word “cheap” as something that is inexpensive and also of lesser quality. I know there are … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
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Birthday Party on a Budget – Make it Totally Fabulous on the Cheap!

I love to host birthday parties! The cake, the balloons, the coordinating table settings, the treat bags…I love planning it all. What I don’t like is spending a ton of money on a few hour celebration! I have dozens of ideas … Continue reading

August 27, 2014
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Budgeting Tip – Don’t Want It? It’s Defective? Tips for Making Returns

If you got it home and changed your mind, don’t keep it or give it away…take it back to the store and get a refund! It’s broken or defective, even months after you bought it? Again, take it back and either … Continue reading