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...]

Making Money Taking Online Surveys

Taking surveys is a great way to earn extra cash on the Web. There are many companies on the market that will pay you to complete short surveys and share your experiences with decision makers. While most people fill out surveys for extra pocket change, there are some people who make a full-time living simply filling out these surveys online. Sign Up for Survey Sites There are tons of survey … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Online Shopping

Online shopping is a multi-billion dollar industry that’s seeing massive year over year growth. Retailers have jumped on board and begun to tailor their business models to fit the new medium, offering websites and mobile apps to accompany brick and mortar stores. That being said, many brands have seen significant success forgoing the storefront altogether. On the consumer side, there are tons of … [Read more...]

Four Business That Found Success After Failing on “Shark Tank”

"Shark Tank" is a television reality show that airs on ABC and strives to match new companies with investors. ABC boasts that it helped companies make millions of dollars and increase their customer bases. Though the show often features three to five companies every week, not everyone walks away with a deal. Some decide that they don't want to accept the offer given to them, and others fail to … [Read more...]

New Year, New Budget! Save money with Mitsubishi

Most of us include improving our budget when listing our new years resolutions, but what if you're in the market for a new car? Well, you might want to consider the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most gas efficient non hybrid car on the market today, as well as the most affordable at around $12,995. I recently had the pleasure of driving the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage … [Read more...]

Rent The Lego Movie @ Redbox & Score a $5 coupon, Enter to win prizes

The Love It Forever Promotion: Rent The LEGO Movie from Redbox and provide your email addresses at checkout for a $5-off coupon to purchase the 3D Blu-ray or Blu-ray/DVD combo pack at participating retailers. The Build a Redbox Kiosk Contest: From now until July 28, build a Redbox kiosk and post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #RedboxLEGOMovieContest. Ten winners will receive a The LEGO … [Read more...]

Access your money anytime, anywhere with Visa #Giveaway

Traveling or everyday spending - prepaid and re-loadable Visa cards are a convenient and secure alternative to cash or checks. You can even set up direct deposit to your Visa Prepaid card. It's is easy, with just one form from your HR department. No waiting for a check, no lines, no hassle. Did you know that Visa is accepted in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe? So, no … [Read more...]

Never Lose Your Stuff Sweepstakes

Organized by Mom Powered Media Cohosted by Positive Kismet, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, & Bloggieaway Sponsored by Bungee Virtual Lost and Found In today's busy world, it feels like none of us have a chance to sit back and relax. Business meetings, school functions, and of course, running errands when time allows. With how busy our lives are, we don't have time for those … [Read more...]

The cost of college tuition

In the 1940s only 25% of adults had college degrees. Today it has become all but essential to get a four year degree if you want a fair attempt and finding a good job, but not even a degree guarantees you a career. We’ve all heard that college graduates are entering a meager job market, but now they are also graduating with large amounts of student loan debt to pay for as well. Not only has the … [Read more...]

Add protecting your identity to your list of resolutions #IDSafetySeason @Fellowes

This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own. It's a new year and like a lot of people, I've been thinking long and hard about resolutions. Getting more organized, and focusing on our budget is always at the top of my list. Another concern is that each year, after the holidays we're left with a pile of bills and receipts from all of our December shopping. Then … [Read more...]

Asurion Brings Peace-of-mind To The Summertime

This post was created in partnership with Asurion, but all thoughts are my own.   The big crowds, splashing pools, and vacations that make summer so much fun can also spell disaster for delicate phones. A couple of years ago, during a visit at an amusement park, one of girls, while on a roller coaster had her cell phone slip out of her pocket. It fell several feet and hit … [Read more...]

The Money Code Book & $50 VISA Gift Card #Giveaway

Like most families these days, financial issues can be a major source of stress in our home. It's not something we often talk about, but reading about it has been a great help. I recently received a copy of The Money Code by Joe John Duran, CFA. It really does help to read a book written by an expect. I found the book smart, and encouraging. It definitely has made a difference in our financial … [Read more...]

Enter Now To Win eBay’s $25,000 Sweepstakes!

eBay is celebrating the 100 millionth listing on a mobile device with a gigantic $25,000 sweepstakes! As we know, parents are constantly on-the-go between soccer practice, carpool, errands and never-ending household chores. As I've blogged before, selling unused household items on eBay to earn extra cash to fund new items, and family activities or to make ends meet is easy. However, let's … [Read more...]

Five Apps on My Motorola Xyboard That Help Me Do It All #VZWSS

Balancing a workload, a family and a household is never easy. Trying to do it all and stay with-in a budget is even harder. The internet is definitely my biggest and best tool to help with all of the above. I don't know how working families managed before it, and thanks to my Motorola Xyboard, with Verizon's fast 4G LTE service I never have to leave the house or office without it. I'm able to … [Read more...]

eBay MoneyMakers Video Series & Chance to Win #eBayMoney

eBay is about to unveil their new MoneyMakers video series. The eBay MoneyMakers series profiles real families who have turned to eBay to keep their financial lives on track during tough economic times. These stories, told by the families themselves, show how they were able to make real money online, in a legitimate setting that brought real income to their families. The first story in the … [Read more...]

Preparing For our Holiday Budget with eBay

With the holiday season just around the corner now is the perfect time to start cleaning out those toy boxes and closets. I do this every October to not only rid of clutter, but to help prepare our budget for the holiday shopping that is about to happen. Like most families, we've really scaled down our gift list, after all going broke is not what the holidays are about. Yet, each year, there are … [Read more...]

I Love Being Paid To Read

Do you love to read but don't always have it in your budget to pick up the newest and greatest books? If so, you're not alone. In a day that eReaders and eBooks are the "thing" I still enjoy the feel of holding an actual book in my hands, and turning the pages when I read. Shopping and buying books has been a weakness of mine that can be compared to how some women shop for shoes. I tend to keep a … [Read more...]

eBay Classifieds, $50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. I am a proud member of the eBay Classifieds Ambassador team! eBay Classifieds is a great family friendly web site to not only buy and sell items from home, but to search for jobs, pets or even a new place to live. It's fast, super easy to use and did I mention free? Yes, Free! I am not only an ambassador, I am also an eBay Classifieds user. This spring I was able … [Read more...]

Ray Lopez: Inside the Minds of Car Dealers, Book Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. If you’re thinking about buying a car, I highly recommend you do plenty of research beforehand so you don’t get taken advantage of. In his new book, Inside the Minds of Car Dealers: How to Buy Your Next Car Without Fear, by and then leave a comment below telling me something you learned. Follow Ray the Sales Guy on a reader or Facebook. I … [Read more...]

MoonJar, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all who entered. Teaching our daughter the real value of money has not been an easy task. Like most ten year old girls, she loves to spend. I'll admit to letting her slide when it comes to our rule of banking half of all of her money. It's just not easy to tell her she has it but she can't spend it. Even harder then saving money has been teaching her … [Read more...]