Home Archive Advertising Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Disclosure About Me Contact

Blog By Donna

A Knoxville Lifestyle & Mom Blogger


Note: This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may be paid a referral fee at no expense to you.


Tag Archives: 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 […]

Comments Off on 6 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Better Options to Bridge the Gap for Those Who Need Money

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2014 | Categories: Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The most difficult thing about working is that paychecks rarely come on an acceptable schedule. Simply put, the money comes at one time, and the bills come during another. This can create major problems for people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck. What are they to do when they have car trouble, a dental emergency, […]

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 […]

The Best Vacation I’ve Ever Taken – Caneel Bay St. John Virgin Islands

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2013 | Categories: Fun, Giveaways, Money Talk, Summer, Travel
Sunset Cruise, Virgin Island, Caneel Bay

I was thinking about the best vacation I’ve ever taken and while looking back over the photos we took I can remember the week so vividly. In March of 1998 my husband and I went to St. John, USVI for a 7 day/7 night vacation. It was heavenly. We stayed on Caneel Bay at the […]

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 […]

Ask and You Might Receive Money, Discounts and More

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 2, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
ask and you might receive money, disounts, and more

Guest Post Image Source I wasn’t born this way.  I, like most of you, accepted the “number” I was given. If someone told me the salary, the price, the terms, or whatever, I’d either accept or decline.  It never occurred to me to ask for what I wanted. Then, while at an investment class, an […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

Teaching a Child about Financial Responsibility

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings
teaching a child about financial responsibility

Guest Post Before I get to my article, I want to personally thank Donna for allowing me to contribute to her terrific blog a couple times per month. I hope to bring you some money saving tips and related coupons to help make your paycheck go a little bit further, or like today’s post, offer […]

College Grads – What They Need to Know About Credit

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Education, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
college grads - what they need to know about credit

Guest Post Image Source Recent statistics show that 22 percent of the American population has obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree. This number sits at an all-time high for the country, and it’s hard to argue the economic benefits of obtaining a degree. Unfortunately, it seems that credit companies seem to know right when a […]