Moneywise MoM

Spender? Or Saver?

Do you ever get sick of hearing your children repeat the words "I gotta have that" or "I wanna get that" over and over and over? Yeah...thought so.  We all do. I think we all tire of having to fight the "I want that" battle every time we enter a …

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Moneywise MoM: Plan Ahead for the Holidays


*Gina is stuck in the mess from Hurricane Sandy, so we are rerunning her post from last November* It's time! Get into the spirit and start thinking about the holidays, everything from cooking to entertaining to gift shopping to cards. Yikes! Take a little time to plan ahead for the …

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Moneywise MoM: How to Save on Lego

SavE on lego

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, are you already thinking about toy shopping? I like to start watching prices early so that I know I'm getting the best deal. When you know what "regular" price is for your big-ticket purchases, you'll know when a sale price is worth it. One …

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Finding Summer Fun Around Town

Summer is upon us, and while it's great having the kids at home, it won't take long before you hear, "Mom, I'm bored!" With a little planning, you can fill your calendar with FREE and low-cost family activities around town. Here are a few suggestions: Museum VisitsCheck the websites of …

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Moneywise MoM: Frugal Ways to Get “Me Time”

Ikea Smaland

Finding "me time" is hard for most moms, but I found it especially difficult when my twins were infants and toddlers (remember I also had an older child). Seemed like I couldn't leave them with anyone--most friends, family and sitters I tried were overwhelmed--which was how I felt most of …

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Moneywise MoM: Go Green to Save Green

Are you making an effort to be more "green" at home? Anytime you go green, you can save green--meaning money in your budget! Even with young children and the busy-ness of life with multiples (and more), there are some simple changes you can make to your lifestyle. You'll see a …

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