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Start Preparing Your Children Early

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Parenting

With the way the world is constantly changing it is important that your children be well prepared to survive in the world. As a parent it is your duty to make sure that your children have the proper knowledge, skills and wisdom to be able to make sound decisions and take care of themselves. With […]

Our Son is Becoming Money Smart Using Kids Wealth #KidsLearnMoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Remember last month when I told you about finding this great resource kit for […]

DriveTime Cancel Anytime Lease is Perfect for Anyone Working in Another State #DriveItForward

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 24, 2015 | Categories: Auto, Financial

Before my husband and I first moved to Tennessee, I stayed in Cincinnati for a few months while he worked here and came home on the weekends. It wasn’t that bad of a drive, but if he had taken the job in California, he would have had to flown to and from CA. If that […]

Raise Money Smart Kids with Kids Wealth #kidslearnmoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. It was important to my husband and I to teach our son about money […]

6 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2015 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk

It’s that time of year again, no not Valentine’s Day, but…. tax time. If you expect a tax refund, it’s not so bad, though. The only problem you have is figuring out how to spend it. Sure you could go on a shopping spree and/or splurge on something you normally wouldn’t buy, but why not […]

How to Spend Smart for a Brighter Financial Future

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 16, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, How To, Money Talk, Savings

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m frugal. I try to save what I can, and I like to think of myself as a smart shopper. Spending money is easy. Too easy. But if you have to spend or want to spend, it takes a little more work to do it smartly. To spend money smart […]

20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]

5 Steps to a More Frugal 2014

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk

I’ve had this article in a draft since January and forgot about it. It’s still early in 2014 and still very relevant… Many people set New Year’s resolutions that deal with saving money or cutting costs. They want to live more frugally so they can pay off debt, start a college fund for their kids, […]

Stock Market Games: Top Five Things You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post For new investors, the stock market can seem confusing or scary. Knowing where and when to invest your money in the stock market can seem overwhelming. These five tips can help you feel more at ease when investing your money in the stock market: 1. More Than Dow Jones The American stock market […]

ID Theft And Your Teen: What You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Financial, Guest Posts, Information, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Over the past decade, identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Thieves use credit card information and social security numbers to have access to existing credit and also to apply for more credit in the name of victims. In fact, the IRS has estimated that […]