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How to Plan a Family Vacation on $30,000 A Year

How to Afford Family Vacation Travel on $30,000 A Year

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Summer days are fast approaching and I’m already anticipating the kids’ cries of “Mom!  We’re bored!”  In an attempt to prevent that from happening this year, we started planning our family vacation the day after school started in the fall.  You might ask why we start planning the family vacation so early.  It’s simple … we live on a $30,000 a year budget and have to carefully plan luxuries such as vacations in order to stick to that budget.

First Steps to Planning a Family Vacation

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April 21, 2017

How is Baptism Celebrated

How is Baptism Celebrated

No matter when this special occasion is, this is a big celebration. But, how do you celebrate for a baptism? Who do you invite and what is appropriate to make and do at the celebration. This isn’t a birthday party; this is a time to celebrate purification in the Lord. You have decided to give your life to Christ and want to show your church that you are going to live as a Christ follower. So here are some easy tips to make this a great celebration of your loved one’s Baptism.

How is Baptism Celebrated

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How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

Do you need a family vacation? Who doesn’t? If you don’t take one soon will your insanity build until it topples in heaps? Were you thinking gosh I need a vacation as you were cleaning dishes for the 90th time today? You were wondering who dropped all these dishes off and when your dishwasher relief was coming in for the second shift?

You waited for them as the dishes piled up once more. You came to the conclusion you were first shift, second, shift, third shift, and the last shift. You are in fact an expert at dry food removal, so this skill and making hairballs should afford you a page in the Guinness Book of World Records but not a home on millionaire’s row.Continue reading

Family Vacation Getaway at Sands Bethlehem

This post was sponsored by Sands Bethlehem as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Family Vacation Getaway at Sands Bethlehem

I am not a fan of winter by any means. I don’t like winter sports, and if I am totally honest, I only go out because my kids need to get out and play. Plus, well, life requires it. Cold weather is something I could do without. Come spring I am beyond anxious to be able to play outside with my family and to start taking trips again. If you are looking for a place to go with your family, this spring Sands Bethlehem is just the place for your family vacation getaway this year.

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March 22, 2017

How To Pick A New Job

How to pick a new job

What do you do when your world turns on its ears? How do you handle a day that you thought would never come even though you knew it was coming. You knew because the evidence was there. It was right in front of you. You didn’t want to see it. You didn’t think those four words would be said. That they would be acted on. They were. They were said, stated, and emailed. Those four words changed everything.

Change your career with a new job

The four words that changed everything are:

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How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

No savings, no emergency fund, nothing to fall back on.  That’s where we are now that necessary repairs to our paid off, ten-year old car have been made.  I’m sure many of you can relate. That’s why I am sharing How to Save Money when your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out!  I know what it is like to have that need, so I want to help you learn how to manage!

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

Did you know that according to the Federal Reserve, 48% of Americans say they wouldn’t be able to come up with $400 in an emergency, and only 38% could handle an unexpected expense of $1000?  We are fortunate as we had $1,500 in an emergency fund.  However, spending it to repair the car put us back to ground zero.  Now that our emergency fund is wiped out, we need to save money.

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