Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby So you are having a baby? Congratulations! On a budget? Congratulations! One of the most amazing gifts you can give your children is the ability to manage their money. Unfortunately, babies do not understand that money does not grow on trees. So until they figure it out, you must manage money no way that will teach invite. Budgeting for a new baby is a money skill that you should learn. Tips for Budgeting for a New Baby One of the first places to start is all ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring

Karla's Korner: The Promise of Spring The Promise of Spring….. There’s something magical about the arrival of spring. The harshness of winter seems to wear on our emotions; quite often the “winter blues” set in and we buckle under the cold dismal heaviness of darker days, clouds and precipitation. And when we think we can’t bear it any longer the time changes (if you live in a state that participates in daylight saving time) and the sun begins to thaw the cold hard ground and often our ...

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How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund

How to make money using tax refund

How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund It is that time of year. The time of year that we fill out endless documents that verify how much we have paid into the system and how much if any we will owe or get back. I hear it all the time I can't wait to get my tax refund. I am going to buy "insert item that isn't needed here". This is How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund.  The first thing I need you to do is figure out what debt you have. Yes, you read ...

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Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad Review

mattress pads

Mattress Pad Make an old mattress still useful by adding a mattress pad. The Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad is 100% cotton pad, which adds a soft layer of comfort while protecting the bed. It fits mattresses up to 20” and are machine washable. Dimensions: Twin (39”x75”x20”) Full (43”x75”x20”) Queen (60”x80”x20”) King (78”x80”x20”) California king (72”x84”x20”) You can buy it here >>> Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad See more Mattress Reviews! Also check out ...

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Karla’s Korner: Write On

write on

Write On…. It was my husband’s birthday this week and a large envelope arrived in the mailbox; it was from his sister Diane. Intrigued he carefully opened it to discover four children’s birthday cards, one for each of a child’s first four birthdays. A bit confused he opened the first one and read the following words: “To our darling little David. From Mummy, Daddy & Diane. 28/2/64. With tears filling his eyes he shared these treasures with me; I choked back a flood of emotions knowing ...

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How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

One of the keys to successfully running a household for under $30,000 a year is managing your food budget. The way to make your food budget stretch is to use a few really helpful tips... How to Manage Food Budget for Family? 1) Coupons. You may think couponing is hard, or time consuming, or extreme, but in this day and age with couponing being main stream there is no excuse to great to ignore savings like that. Especially staple items that are regularly in couponing cycles (which are ...

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Karla’s Korner – Being Vulnerable: Living with Our Hearts Wide Open

Hearts Wide Open

Being Vulnerable: Living with our hearts wide open This week it seemed as if my inbox, social media newsfeed and conversations were filled with the idea that vulnerability is a good thing. As much as I tried to shove this topic aside, I finally gave in and took a dive deep into thought, prayer, conversation and little online research. What I found was a wealth of information that not only clarified but solidified the idea that vulnerability, while complex is a necessary element of life. I ...

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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Wealth

Find out the secret on How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Wealth

Using Tax Refund to Build Wealth How to use your tax refund to build wealth... If you just got a tax refund and you have been living lean in an effort to get ahead (or simply stay afloat) your first instinct may be to splurge... But, remember when I mentioned the lottery and all of those financial talks? When people first get a large sum of money the first thing they want to do is SPEND. A smart person knows that the first thing you do is stop and THINK. How to build wealth? How can you ...

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The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough

Fight the cough not the kid!

The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough Fight the cough not the kid! My sweet little 4 year old boy recently spent a week in the hospital. He is fine now, thank God but it was quite the experience. Two weeks after we brought him home though he got sick with the nastiest cold I have seen in a very long time. While we were in the hospital and during the first couple of days at home he had to take a lot of medicine. At first he didn't mind since he was in pain and knew the medicine would make ...

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Karla’s Korner: Picture Perfect Memories

Making picture perfect memories

Picture Perfect Memories… They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, I probably have several hundred thousand words stored on my computer. When my children were first born, I had the camera nearby all of the time. As they got older, it seemed that the camera stayed put more often and only came out on special occasions. As they approached adolescence I was not quite sure where the camera was. Now that they are practically grown, I find myself trying to capture their ...

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