5 Simple Yet Very Effective Tips for Moving on a Budget

Moving into a new home is not that easy. It is physically exhausting and emotionally draining. It can also become a costly activity if you are not well prepared and ready. Fortunately, there are simple ways to make moving quite easy and inexpensive. Here are some of the most effective ones that can save you from unwanted stress and huge expenses. Leave out the junk Don’t bring all the stuff … [Read more...]

The Big Move: 4 Safety Tips to Remember When Moving into Your New Home

It’s time for the big move! Yay! You can now officially call yourself a homeowner. It feels good, doesn’t it? “Yeah, I own my own 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath,” you can say to the baby boomer who asks if you own any real estate. You can even let them know, “Yeah, I haven’t had to cut down on the avocado toast, either!” In celebrating the move, you might overlook a few moving safety protocols. It’s one … [Read more...]

8 Summertime Decorating Tips and Ideas for Your Home

Summertime is here! This just means more time for fun and exciting outdoor activities. But before you head out and do some camping and picnics, it’s best to redecorate your home first and give it a summer feel. Below are some tips and tricks that could bring the summertime feel inside your home. They are pretty easy to do and won’t cost you that much to do so. Check them out! Heavy to … [Read more...]

Houses vs Apartments, The Pros & Cons

Buying a house vs. renting an apartment – which one is the better choice? Gone are the days when apartment living is considered as the only choice for financially challenged families and individuals. Nowadays, even those people with enough money choose to rent an apartment than buy a house.  Renting an apartment has now become a lifestyle choice. It’s not longer taken as a sign of a financial … [Read more...]

Take Control with the 2017 Mazda CX-5, Zoom Zoom! #DrivingMatters @MazdaUSA #ad

I recently spent a week driving the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring is a fresh newly updated model, while a lot of the cabin design is carried over from last year’s model (premium cloth seats, heated and powered seats, push button start), the exterior features a slightly more bold look, such as it's sleeker front-end, grill and headlights. When it comes to reviewing new … [Read more...]

The 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, Knows No Limits #DriveToyota

I’ll be honest, when I think of mid-size, SUVs or crossovers that can handle winter conditions here in Michigan, the word Hybrid has never crossed my mind, though the name Toyota sure has. I've had the pleasure of reviewing several vehicles from Toyota over the years, and they never disappoint. I just recently spent a week driving the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and it just so happen to be a week … [Read more...]

Five Things We Love About The Toyota Sienna #DriveToyota

So fancy that Toyota calls the Sienna the "Swagger Wagon", but when I see it, I see a van. A nice, good-looking, modern van, but a van none the less. I've never been a big fan of minivans or vans. In-fact this was my second time ever driving one. Even though it would not be my choice for day-in and day-out, the 2016 Toyota Sienna has a lot of smart and amazing features. Some of which I was pretty … [Read more...]

Enter To Win A $250.00 Gift Card!

We have another $250 Winners Pick It Gift Card Giveaway! One super lucky winner will win a $250 gift card to Walmart, Target, Albertsons, Amazon, Sams Club, and more. If you win you get to pick where you want your card. I have to say over since I have been doing this 90% of people choose Amazon, which I don't think I would choose different. You can get everything and then some from Amazon but if … [Read more...]

Our New Gathering Place, Rosie O’ Grady’s #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

I must have driven past Rosie O' Grady's a dozen times or more since they opened. Thanks to surfing Restaurant.com, my family now has a new place to gather for some laughs and really good food. It was a beautiful evening, so we opted to sit outside. They have a rather large outdoor seating area with a covered, and lit patio, a tv, and a separate bar. The nice seating around a couple of fire-pits … [Read more...]

The 2016 Toyota Avalon, A Family Sedan You Can Get Excited About #DriveToyota

When you think about family size sedans, the first thing that comes to mind is practical. The description doesn't exactly scream excitement. A statement I would have agreed with, until recently when I was asked to drive the 2016 Toyota Avalon for a week to review. With its combination of comfort, quality and performance, the 2016 Toyota Avalon is one of the most impressive cars on the market. I … [Read more...]

$5 Coke® and popcorn for students @ AMC Theatres #cupgrade

Here is a good deal for teenage movie fans - show your student ID, and grab a 21 oz. fountain drink and 53 oz. popcorn for just $5. Download and share this awesome #cupgrade. Valid at participating AMC Theatres, while supplies last. Not valid at Dine-In Theatres locations. Locations without 21oz drink or 53oz popcorn will offer comparable substitution. Tax not included. One Coupon per ticket … [Read more...]

10 Practical Tips to Help You Buy a House before You Turn 30

Who wouldn’t want to have a house to call his own? Of course, everyone is dreaming about it. It’s part of everybody's goals in life. However, it is not something that can be easily achieved especially for a person who is not careful and mindful about his/her expenses. The tendency is that after school, during your first few years of working, all you care about is buying or spending money on … [Read more...]

Red Robin’s new Red Ramen Burger & a great deal for college students

Ramen Burger, the Elusive Burger Sensation, to be Available for the Masses at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. The ramen burger – the latest food frenzy to sweep New York and Los Angeles – is going national for the first time! Guests can visit Red Robin restaurants around the country to get a taste of the highly sought after culinary craze. To celebrate the limited time offer, Red Robin has … [Read more...]

Eat more, spend less with the $3 sale on Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew #sp

Spring has sprung! There’s no better way to celebrate than taking the family to enjoy alfresco dining and fruity drinks. To bring in the new season, Restaurant.com is serving up $25 Certificates for only $3 with Promo Code: SALE. All their other deals are on sale too! For example, grab a $10 Certificate for just $1.20. Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting diners, … [Read more...]

Golden Chopsticks, an East Side Favorite #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

Chinese food has been a favorite of mine for years. Like most favorites, I tend to play it safe and stick to my usual restaurants when eating out. While recently planning a dinner and movie date with our teenage daughter, I decided to branch out and give a new Chinese restaurant a try. We used the restaurant.com app, put in the theater address, and found a great deal for Golden Chopsticks, right … [Read more...]

Dos Hermanos Restaurant & Market, a real hidden gem #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

One of the things I love about using Restaurant.com is finding places to eat that we've never been to, right in our own neighborhood. Our most recent find is an awesome little Mexican restaurant, and market named Dos Hermanos. This was our first time at Dos Hermanos, so we had no idea what to expect. From the street, it's the market that really stands out. When we first arrived I thought we … [Read more...]

Restaurant.com Delivers the “Better than Best” Cyber Monday Sale #ReviewCrew #CyberMonday

One of my favorite money saving sites is participating in Cyber Monday! For families who want to avoid the hours of cooking and clean-up this holiday season, Restaurant.com delivers $3 for $25 Certificates with Promo Code: CYBER today only! Find places to meet, eat and be merry from 22,000 restaurants nationwide. And if you’re traveling, you'll want the Restaurant.com on the road with you! Use … [Read more...]

Trying something new, thanks to @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

These are busy times for our family. Due to our active work schedules, we eat out a lot this time of year. Most of the time we tend to frequent or order from the same local restaurants. I can be a creature of habit that way. Thanks to Restaurant.com and being a part of the Review Crew, we have been trying to break this habit, and getting out to try new restaurants and foods. It's been really fun. … [Read more...]

The Salvation Army thrift stores host Fall Savings Spectacular

One of my favorite places to shop resale is The Salvation Army thrift store. Just recently while looking for t-shirts, our teenage daughter found a jacket and a winter coat that she loves. Both combined cost us less than thirty dollars. A total score for our tight budget. The Salvation Army’s Fall Savings Spectacular is just around the corner. All 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store … [Read more...]

Click, Save, Smile – The Future of Online Spending

Make no mistake, times have changed. Whilst once there was an unwritten rule in place that stated the cost of something was directly linked to both its quality and desirability, this trend has been replaced by a far more palatable, cash-saving dynamic. The age of online thriftiness is well and truly upon us. Whilst this doesn't necessarily extend to every avenue of life – for example, pulling out … [Read more...]

Going the extra mile with the 2015 Mazda-3, Zoom! Zoom! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA #Review

I recently spent a week driving this beauty! The 2015 Mazda-3 i Touring is a small, sporty, yet efficient 4-door vehicle that is full of surprises. My favorite, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment system on a 7" screen, standing up on the dash. My first impression was that it was going to be in the way or annoy me, but I was wrong on both counts. It is very easy to use, and it helped keep my eyes on … [Read more...]

Challenge Your Savings: A College Savings Plan #360Savings #ad

A new survey from Capital One Bank revealed that while people feel happiness and satisfaction from saving money, they also find it hard to actually save because of financial constraints and deep-rooted spending habits. Judging from my own experience, I have to agree. Even though I feel a lot better and less worrisome with a larger balance in our savings account, it takes a lot of sacrificing and … [Read more...]

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T , brings comfort & safety to our family camping trip

We recently put the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T to the test of a four day family camping trip. Our trip included, two adults, two teenagers, two tents, four days of clothes, and a whole lot of camping gear. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hatch did not disappoint, as you can see, we left nothing behind. We even used the Under-Rear-Cargo-Floor Storage Compartment for smaller items. Our campground is … [Read more...]