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10 Financial Questions to Ask Before Marriage

  May 17

Getting engaged is such a fun time in a couple’s life. After all, you’ve found the one you love. You’re deep into planning your dream wedding. You’ve registered for all the necessities, the menu is set, and the DJ is booked and ready to give you an epic party during your reception. You might think … Continued
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Reflections on My Twins Turning 4

  March 30

Last week, my beautiful twins turned 4 years old. I remember the day I decided to share on my blog that I got the world’s greatest 2-for-1 deal. Oh man, I was not expecting that ultrasound tech to show me two babies on the monitor that day. I’ll never, ever forget how the hubs and … Continued

I’m Changing My Parenting Mindset – No More “It Gets Better”

  January 10

I was walking out of the thrift store, arms bogged down with all my treasures (and a firetruck… and a filthy Scooby Doo vehicle… because that’s the only way I got my two toddlers to participate in my thrifting adventures.) I let a nice, old man go in front of me in the checkout line … Continued

6 Things Every College Student Should Know About Money and Adulting

  July 13

Adulting: it’s hard. I’m now 30 years old, and I’m still overwhelmed by the days I have to #adult with the best of them. Back when I started college, there were so many things about life and money I didn’t know. In fact, it’s hard to believe it’s been about 8 years since I finished … Continued

How One Entrepreneur Left High Finance to Help the Little Guys Win With Money

  June 19

Every now and then on the blog, I like to do what I call an entrepreneur spotlight. I love talking to other entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs, and learning how they overcame obstacles to build their businesses. Today, I’m sharing an interview I did with Shannon McLay, a financial expert who hosts an award winning podcast … Continued

Reflections on 7 Years of Blogging & Turning 30!

  May 25

Last week was a big week for this blog and me! I celebrated Mothers Day on May 14. My blog turned 7 years old on May 17, and I turned 30 on May 19. It was a week full of celebrations where I got to enjoy my hubby, my kids, and my work. The hubs … Continued

5 Things My Grandpa Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

  March 28

A few days ago, my grandfather passed away. It was not unexpected because he had been sick for a few years, but it’s still hard. The main word I think of when I think of my grandfather is fun. He was just a really, really fun person. He had a bit of a wild streak and … Continued

3 Life Lessons I Learned from Joanna Gaines

  March 17

This week, I finished reading an incredible book that really surprised me (in a good way). Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. So, I wanted to read their book, The Magnolia Story. I patiently waited on a list of people at my library to get … Continued

That Time I Found $231 In My Basement

  March 7

Yesterday was one of those crazy days that was full of highs and lows. In the morning, I talked to my accountant, Eric, who told me my tax bill was going to be about $2,000 more than I was expecting. Womp. Womp. One day I’ll get my business tax estimations right, but this year’s miscalculation … Continued
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