End of the Month, October Edition

End of the Month, October Edition

Budgeting, Earning Money, Saving Money
Day 33/365 With Halloween quickly approaching, it could be easy to forget that with it comes the end of the month. There is so much to do to wrap up before the next month begins, that I feel like I need a checklist to consult. SwagbucksGrocery Store Fuel RewardsExpiring CouponsExpiring OffersExpiring DealsDisney Movie InsidersTimesheets Swagbucks Each month, I try to…
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100 Ways To Hack Your Next Disneyland Trip

100 Ways To Hack Your Next Disneyland Trip

Budgeting, Disney, Earning Money, Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
Day 20/365 Let's face it, even though Disneyland is dubbed the Happiest Place on Earth, it's also one of the more expensive places to visit. With ticket prices increasing and hotel rates surging, it can cost a pretty penny to visit the original Magic Kingdom. Add to that crowd levels, wait times, and figuring out things like MaxPass, FASTPASS, mobile…
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Start an Emergency Fund

Start an Emergency Fund

Budgeting, Earning Money
Day 19/365 Even if you're just in the beginning stages of putting your family on a budget, one of the first things you need to do is start an emergency fund. This is money that you've set aside to use for emergencies. That way, when something comes up (like you need a new a/c unit or your car breaks down)…
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Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Budgeting
94/365 Since the holidays are almost over, it's a good time to reflect. Instead of waiting until next year, right now while you are putting away the decorations and cleaning up from all of the holiday madness, think about which traditions and activities brought the most joy to you and your family. Perhaps even have some discussions with family members…
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Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Budgeting, Saving Money
93/365 It's that time of year to evaluate your charitable giving for 2018 in order to reap the benefits on your taxes come April (or February if you're not a procrastinator). It seems counterintuitive, but you can actually save money in the long run by increasing your giving now. Standard Deduction Let me explain. The IRS has an allowance for…
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