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Making Ends Meet as a Stay at Home Mother

Making Ends Meet as a Stay at Home Mother

This post is sponsored by Ingo Money. All opinions are my own. Four years ago, I made the decision to quit my job and become a stay at home mother. This was a scary decision, but it was one that I was ready to move forward with. In order to become a stay ...

How Will You Take Care of Your Parents? Cost of Caregiving

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This post is brought to you by Genworth Financial. All thoughts 100% my own. I’m thankful to have never been in a caregiver position. But I know this won’t last forever, while my family is young, my parents are getting older and there will come a time when a caregiver decision will need to be made. Ideally, ...

How to Plan Your Finances When Moving in With Someone

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*This post is supported by Genworth Financial. All thoughts are 100% my own. Moving in with your significant other is an exciting time in your life. While new couples should enjoy this life event, they should also be prepared financially should things not work out the way it was planned. Sure, we don’t anticipate bad things to ...

How’s your credit score shaping up?

Your credit score determines whether loan, mortgage and credit card applications will be accepted. While a low credit rating is not the end of the world, as some people seem to believe, it is useful to know a bit more about your own credit history so that you can take steps to improve it. ...

How to Shop for a Baby Shower Gift on a Budget

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Summer is just days away, this means that mommies everywhere will be making plans for the arrival of their Thanksgiving and Christmas babies. What this means for many, Baby Shower invites coming in from every direction. Baby Showers are fun to go to, but they can be stressful when trying to purchase a baby shower gift ...

Planning For Retirement | Options for a Stay at Home Mother

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I’ve partnered with Genworth Financial to bring you these helpful tips to help prepare for retirement. (All thoughts are my own) At what age do you start thinking about planning for retirement? When I was working full time, had a 401K and no kids, retirement saving was in full force. Now that I am a stay at home ...

Debt and Savings: Family Sized Lessons

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Kids are expensive. You know that. They don’t know that. It’s one of the magical parts of childhood—you don’t have to worry about how much things cost. Your parents just give you what you need. When we’re little, it’s okay to assume that somehow we will always just get the things we need. As we ...

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Foster Carer in Bristol

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Being a foster carer can be extraordinarily difficult and incredibly rewarding at the same time. Giving a child in need a home is the same thing as giving them an opportunity to grow into well-rounded happy adults with a variety of goals, dreams and ambitions. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer in ...

How to Purchase a Home with a Low Down Payment

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After getting married and having children, buying a home was one of the biggest decisions in my life. My husband and I were married, living in an apartment with our first child on the way. We wanted a place of our own, a place to raise our children and a place that we could make improvements ...

Budgeting for a Child’s Birthday Party

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Sticking to a budget is something I have trouble with, especially when it comes to throwing a child's birthday party. I’ve tried the envelope method, the “I’m only going to take this much out of our account” method and even tried the credit card method. The only option that I haven’t tried is the Visa ...

When to Start Making Long Term Care Decisions

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Making plans for long term care isn’t an easy topic to talk about. I just turned over another birthday, and with age, things like life insurance, long term care, and wills are becoming a topical conversation in my home. We don’t want to put financial burden on our children as we get older and we ...

H&R Block At Home Premium Edition | File Taxes at Home

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H&R Block At Home Premium Edition allows you to file taxes at home with ease and convenience.  Sound scary? The last time that I tried to file my taxes at home, my situation was a simple and single W2. Being a blogger, I now have deductions, 1099-misc forms, my husbands W2’s and enough paperwork to make my ...

Does a Stay at Home Mom Need Life Insurance?

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What is your worth as a stay at home mom? I recently came across an article about why women need to purchase life insurance. It was staggering to read that 43% of working women do not have life insurance. While they didn’t give statistics, I can only imagine the rate of uninsured stay at home mothers. Women ...