Back to school can come as a relief to some parents who are exhausted from an eventful summer. But on the other hand, back to school means an extra cost for stocking up on supplies and clothes for the next year. This expense may not come at the best time since it seems like you’re [...]

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Summer is right around the corner. For our family that means a few lazy afternoons spent on the shores of the Gulf, lots of iced tea to try and counteract the heat here in Houston, and watching tomatoes, basil and other summer specialties ripen in our backyard vegetable garden. Summer also means that the school [...]

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Throwing a frugal kids party is both fun and easy if you let it be. I just counted and I have thrown 11 kid’s parties (and counting). Here are some tips to make it an enjoyable time for you, the kids, and your wallet. source: Adrienne Tips for a Frugal Kids Party Make Your Own [...]

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My husband and I enjoy the occasional spoiling of our niece and nephew, especially since we do not yet have kids of our own. We give them Christmas and Birthday presents, take them out on little adventures when we visit my family each year, and always allow them to pick out a new book at [...]

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This is a guest post by Diane McDougall. Diane is a mom, professional accountant, and financial provider for her family of six. She and her husband made it possible for him to be a stay-at-home dad so that they can be an active, everyday part of their kid’s lives. Bank of Dad My dad’s favorite [...]

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What do newborn babies need? What should you put on a shopping list for a newborn baby? What should you register for? Some friends of ours are having a their first baby. They are registering soon and were looking for advice on things you couldn’t live without. She asks: “What should I definitely register for, [...]

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Our Family is Expanding…

Posted by Madison

I’ve been dropping hints here and there, and if you’ve been following me on Twitter you knew something was up! We’re having another baby!!! We just got our clearance from the doctor that they believe the baby is healthy. (My pregnancies are high risk, so to get that news brings a lot of relief.) We [...]

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Time for some reader input! Here’s a question from Jaynee. She and her husband have been doing a great job saving money for their kids. They diligently put gifts the kids receive into their savings accounts. However, now that the balances are growing, she knows a savings account isn’t the best place for the money [...]

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Tax breaks, savings credits, and fabulous graphs of the Presidential tax plans are all the rage, but I think the root cause of the money management problem in our country is the complete lack of financial education. Our schools don’t teach a comprehensive financial program (or anything in most schools), and many parents don’t teach [...]

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Haven’t started your shopping for Father’s Day yet? Don’t worry, neither have I. While I was browsing for the perfect gift for my kids to give their dad, I found lots of great ideas. Some of them are frugal (under $25) and some of them are fun (over $20); all of them will put a [...]

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