Disney World Packing List – Free Printable

We've talked about what you need in your Disney backpack for every day in the park, we've covered the best fast pass rides in each of Disney Worlds theme parks, but there was one thing I totally forgot to get to.... The ultimate Disney World Packing List. So here is...

Ultimate Family Camping Checklist – Free Printable

Who doesn't love the chance to get outside and go camping with the family?! Camping is a great budget friend and frugal family outing everyone enjoys. The hardest part with camping was that we always felt we were forgetting something. Enter our ultimate family...

The Best Backpack for Disney

Heading to Disney World can require a lot of planning. Still, when you are spending a full day in the park, you may need more items than you can fit in your pockets, enter your backpack for Disney. Here are some great backpacks for Disney World, to help you with your...

10+ Fun Outdoor Games for Large Groups

As soon as the nice weather hits our family can't wait to get outside and do things with the neighbors if you feel like your outdoor game skills are lacking here are 10 fun outdoor games for large groups. There is nothing better than getting together with a large...

Top 10 Baby Registry Must Haves for New Moms

Congratulations! Your family is growing by one (or is it twins?!), and you are in full nesting mode. If you’ve done even the slightest bit of research, there’s a good chance that you are one overwhelmed new mom-to-be. There are limitless registry suggestions put out...

Budgeting for Beginners: How to Make a Budget in 7 Easy Steps

Stay with me on this because what we do in today’s challenge will be a game changer! It’s time for us to start a budget. If you have never done this in the past, it’s going to be life changing. Budgeting for beginners is really easy when you follow the steps....

100+ Great Disney World Tips to Rock Your Family Vacation

Disney World can be done one of two ways, by the seat of your pants and hope it works out, or planned out using these great Disney World Tips and tricks and take your trip from an ok trip, to one that will amaze your family and give the a lifetime of...

Top 10 Dumbest Things We’ve Wasted Money On

Money mistakes, I've made quite a few, and I'm sure I'll make a lot more, but some of them I have managed to catch and stop. Others linger on like a bad cold. If you are making any of these money mistakes, know that it's ok, but do your best to try and change them....

How to Budget for a Trip

A travel budget is your ticket to the trip of your dreams. The best things in life might be free, but the next best things--like travel!--can cost a pretty penny. By learning how to budget for a trip, you can make your dream vacation a reality faster than you think....

70+ Ways to Make More Money in 2019

So you are looking for ways to make more money, I feel your pain. Sometimes we just need an idea to latch onto that will start earning us money. This article has a ton of ideas for you to start making extra cash. The biggest thing will be for you to take action on...

Hollywood Studios Rides and Attractions

Hollywood studios is like taking a giant retro step back into the past where you get to experience the magic of Hollywood. For being one of the newer and smaller parks, it boast some of the best rides in Disney World. Here is the complete list of Hollywood Studio...

How One Woman Paid Off Over $70000 in Debt in Under 2 Years

In 2012, knelt on the floor, with my forehead resting on the edge of my bed, I was crumpled into nothingness, hysterically sobbing. In that moment, I felt totally and utterly hopeless, because... I had a problem that nobody knew. I was carrying a secretive and...

Top 10+ Ways to Earn Extra Money Online in 2019

It used to be that if you wanted ways to make extra money online there were a lot of steps involved. Fast forward to today and there are tons of ways to earn extra money online. If you have a smartphone in your pocket you can start earning today. Best of all there are...

Magic Kingdom Rides and Attractions: The Complete List!

Disney's Magic Kingdom Rides offer something for everyone. The rides and attractions in Magic Kingdom range from young toddlers to thrill seekers, and everywhere in between. In fact there are so many rides in Magic Kingdom that it can be overwhelming. Don't fear. We...

10 Easy Ways To Save Money On Groceries

Food is a huge area of spending when you’re a family with growing kids. Any way you can cut your food costs is a considered a win. When it comes to saving money around food, realize that it all counts. Lets get started on how you can save money on your...

Hawaii Packing List: Everything You Need for an Island Vacation

Going to Hawaii is a trip of a lifetime,  truly there is no other place like it. If you are used to living in a colder climate Hawaii is the perfect trip for you to soak up some sun and take in some amazing sights, no matter which island you are on.  To help...

How to Win the Money Game

(This is one of the steps in our Money Kickstart Challenge. If you want to get a copy for yourself simply click here and enter your email. We'll send it off to you right away) Today is a big day. Today we are going to learn how to win the money game and the one simple...

How to Get Ahead Financially this Year

If there is something we can all use after the holidays it's a financial check-up. If you feel like your credit card bill is so big it needs it's own mailbox, you aren't alone.  It seems to come every year... family gatherings, work outings, shopping, Christmas...

How to Use the Daily 5 In Your Life for Success

This year I've decided to set myself up for success. More importantly, I'm defining success before I start to go after it. I'm using something called the daily 5. These are the 5 things that I need to do every day to ensure that my day is successful. You see I'm the...

Best Disney World Fanny Pack

A day in Disney World involves a lot of things. There are a lot of smaller items you should have on you at all times, and your pockets just aren't going to cut it.  Sure you could load up a Disney backpack like we did, but it would be better to have some items on...

Money Goals: How to Set and Achieve Them

Now that the resolutions are done, it’s time to talk about setting some money goals. Everyone needs to have a financial goal. Even if that goal is to “Set a better money goal for this year.” Whether it’s saving up for a new car, paying off your credit cards, or...

A Look at Amazon Prime Benefits and All of Its Perks

It’s no secret that Amazon Prime is designed to help you save money on shipping. We’ve all been there. You have the two items you need in your shopping cart only to realize that you’ve also added a shipping charge. Your choices used to be buy something extra or pay...

4 Quick Ideas To Save On Christmas Spending

4 Ideas To Save On Christmas Spending Christmas season is officially here. If you managed to get some sweet deals and savings over, the past few weeks, good for you! When it comes to holiday shopping we all tend to get a little nuts in the frenzy. Here are 4 ideas to...

How to Survive Financially as a Single Mom

Being a single mom is tough. You have to do everything - the cooking, cleaning, routine, discipline, school run, budgeting... and it can all be incredibly overwhelming. If you are a newly single mom, it can be a bit too much, especially if your ex was always the one...

Blooom Review

The money moves you make today shape your future. Most of us already know that this is true, but we’re not always sure what to do about it. In a world that makes it challenging to anticipate the next few years or months or even weeks, long-term planning can be...

How To Make Money With Your Car

I can’t be the only one who hates paying for gas and car insurance more than anything else, can I?!   Cars are becoming more and more expensive to run, with gas prices increasing, insurance prices going up, and the regular maintenance needed to keep them running....

Wealthsimple Review: Is it right for you?

Investing is easy.   No, really.   According to 100,000 Wealthsimple clients, investing really is simple. So simple, in fact, that over $3 billion dollars has been entrusted to the platform. This Wealthsimple review answers common questions about everything...

Drop App Review – Earn with Drop

Shopping can be rewarding. But to enjoy those rewards, you have to remember your membership cards, loyalty codes, promotional certifications, and paper coupons. Wallets, keyrings, apps, and email. That’s a lot to juggle for very little reward. Thankfully, Drop is here...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Maui

Maui is the place that's on everyone's travel bucket list. After having been there, it's no wonder. This island is diverse as it is beautiful. From tropical rainforest, to the top of the volcano that resembles the moon. You will not believe your eyes when you arrive...

16 Home Updates That Will Optimize Your Airbnb

You’ve started listing your spare room or home on Airbnb, and now you want to keep your first guests happy. Whether it's a simple side business or a sizeable part of your income, your reputation on Airbnb is likely important to you. Helping guests feel comfortable,...

7+ Ways to Make Money for Christmas

With the holiday season quickly coming up there is a sudden urge to make more money before Christmas finally arrives. If you need to make money for Christmas then picking up a side hustle is a great way to earn some extra cash before the holidays. Here are some ways...

30+ Easy Ways To Save Money on Utilities

When we started our operation financial freedom we knew that we had to save money everywhere we could.  One of the things we did was to start looking at the recurring expenses namely: Utilities. You know, those pesky expenses that come out every...

25 Mouth Watering and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

It's that time of year where you're busy with kids activities, and meal making time is at a premium. You can't bear another night of take out, but you can't think of anything to make. That's where these 25 delicious and easy slow cooker recipes  come in. Simply get...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

The following post is a sponsored post with Sun Life Financial; all thoughts and opinions are my own. When it comes to insurance, I'll be the first to admit, I'm at a bit of a loss. It's not that I don't understand the different types of insurance (we can get into...

100+ Ways to Save Money

There are a lot of ways to save money, from coupons to apps, to common sense things that we can forget to do there are tons of things. Here are over 100 ways to save money in your daily life. These ideas won't feel like a lot but they are a big part in how we managed...

How to Budget For Christmas

Did you end up with a credit card bill shock last January because you didn't budget your Christmas gifts? Right now budgeting for Christmas might seem for off, but now is the time of year to start thinking about your budget for Christmas. We don't want the same...

Epcot Rides and Attractions: The Complete Guide with Reviews

When it comes to Epcot rides and attractions, the best thing you can do is to know which ones are there, and which ones are the must-experience Epcot rides. First things first, let's get to all the rides that Epcot has to offer. Compared to the other parks it can feel...

Top 10+ Rides to Get Fast Passes For at Disney World

There are a lot of rides at Disney World and as a first timer it's overwhelming to book your rides before you get there. Here are the top 15 Disney rides to get your Fast Passes before you arrive. If you don't like rollercoaster then you can check out this post here...

6 Mortgage Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early

6 Mortgage Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early   6 Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early While we have been pretty happy about our paid off mortgage, not everyone feels the same way. Sure haters are going to hate, and everyone has their own opinion...

Tiller Money Review: Why I Switched from Mint to Tiller Money

I'm a huge fan of keeping it simple. When I find something that works, I stick with it. For instance, I'm still driving a 2004 van because it works fine. It's simple; find something that works and stay with it until it doesn't work anymore. Doesn't that make sense? If...

How to Start a Travel Fund in Under 5 Minutes

Our family just got back from our trip to Maui. It was a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. We learned to surf, and for my 40th birthday we went up in a helicopter (two things off my bucket list).  It's all because last year we set up a travel fund for this...

8 Excellent Money Moves In Your Twenties

When most thirty year olds look back on their twenties they usually have a couple of regrets (yes this is coming from personal experience). Let's avoid them by starting to take action on the most important money aspects. By starting on these today you are...

5 Renovations that Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

I have a cool post for you this week, my buddy (and author) Sean Cooper is sharing his tips to increase the resale value of your home. Sean's book Burn Your Mortgage is a great book and has a lot of great insights to helping you get out of debt faster. Sean paid off...

The 10 Best Ways to Transform Your Budget Right Now

Hey! I'm on holidays this week so Tim from Atypical Finance has graciously offered to help out with this weeks article. Tim knows his stuff, so I asked him to share his best ways to transform your budget. There is some great info in here so I hope you loved it as much...

How to Make an Extra $500 a Month

(I have a great guest post this week from my buddy Russell. If you have been wondering how to make an extra $500 a month, Russell is awesome enough to share how he makes at least an extra $500 every month. Think of what this extra money would mean to you and your...

How To Save Money On Kids Clothing

If you have growing kids then knowing how to save money on kids clothing is probably at the top of your weekly thoughts. Buying kids clothing can feel like a you are playing a losing game as they make their way through multiple growth spurts. Add in the fact that your...

12 Ways To Save Money Eating Out

Eating at restaurants is my financial kryptonite. Still every now and again it’s fun to go out to eat with the family or friends. The key is not going crazy. We have some tricks we use to save money eating out. There are a few key areas that if you can master make...

Credit Card Strategy | How We Maximize Our Cash Back

Since becoming debt free we look for ways to optimize our spending. I call this Money 2.0 because it's the next level of money once you have all of your expenses and spending under control. We have been thinking about what the best way is to optimize our spending....

7 Ways to Make Money With Your House

Some people say their home is their greatest asset, but without it generating any type of revenue, that asset is kind of a dud until you sell it. Here are some great ways to make money with your house. If you're looking for ways to turn your home into a money maker...

My First Money Lesson

There are a lot of first in our lives. The one that I am always curious about is the first lesson someone has about money. I call it...   My First Money Lesson I believe that this can be a truly defining moment for a person. It definitely was for me. When all my...

Want to Become an Airbnb Host? Here’s 15 Things You Need to Know

Imagine if you could make enough money renting out part of your house to pay your mortgage off quickly! Sounds awesome right?!?  Becoming an Airbnb host is one way you can do this. With any kind of new money making idea there will be questions that come up immediately...

Staying cool at Disney World: How to Keep Cool in the Florida Heat

Disney World is your family’s trip of a lifetime. With the majority of people passing through the parks in the summer months, there one more thing you need to be prepared for. Namely the heat.  Disney World is H.O.T. in the summer. As in hotter than you may have...

Have You Normalized Your Spending?

A few years ago I was visiting a childhood friend who had moved to Atlanta (btw Atlanta is one of my fave places to go). As we were driving back to his place the conversation turned to money. "Remember when we would get our allowance, it was $5 and we felt like we had...

Free things to do in Disney Springs

A trip to Disney World does not have to be dominated by expensive park passes every day. Take a day off from the theme parks and spend some time at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in Disney World. Here...

How to Save Money on a Rental Car: We Saved 50% Doing This

Ideally, if you could drive your car to wherever you are going it would be better. You would save money on airfare, and you wouldn't have to worry about driving a rental car. Plus, you would have the familiarity of driving your own car. But not all trips allow...

7 Best Frugal Snacks to Try in Disney World

Eating at Disney World can be so expensive, but you can still enjoy good food without breaking the bank. There are many places to get the best frugal snacks, meals, and more in Disney World. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat and save.   Snacks Popcorn...

Top 5 Free Family Entertainment Ideas

(Hey! Today I have an awesome post today from Tracy over at EarnitSaveit, make sure to check out her site after you have read these great ideas on free family entertainment) Family time is priceless, but the money spent on family entertainment often leaves us with...

How to Handle Disney World With Food Allergies

Disney World with food allergies is a different experience. I’ve lived with food allergies my whole adult life, and one of my children has severe allergies as well. So when it comes to dining out, we know the ups and downs of allergies. After doing Disney...

What to Bring to Disney World Parks & One Thing You Can’t Bring

If you are headed to Disney World you want to make sure you are well prepared for your day. From the hot sun, to hydration, and everything else, having a well prepared backpack for Disney World is essential to making sure you have a great day. Special Note: If you are...

10+ Great Gifts for Your Teacher

Whether celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week or just planning to thank a teacher at the end of the school-year, it’s always best to get them something they will truly appreciate. That said coming up with great gifts for your teacher can still be a challenge. Ask your...

How To Easily Save Money On Electronic Accessories

When it comes to saving money, obviously I'm a big fan. But I have a blind spot. Electronics. Spending money on electronics is my financial kryptonitie. So when I went to my friends house who had just decked out his man cave I had to pick his brain about how much it...

Epcot One Day Touring Plan: How to Do Epcot in a Day

Disney Worlds Epcot is a theme park unlike no other. Where else can you go to soar in amazement around the world in Soarin'. While in the same place sample foods from all over this amazing planet.  Epcot has done a great job of balancing interesting attractions,...

How to Make Investing Personal and Beat Your Retirement Goals

Hey everyone! I have a great post today about investing from my buddy Joseph over at Peer Finance 101. Since financial freedom is the BIG goal right now he's willing to share some great advice about investing and beating your retirement goals (sign me up!). When it...

How A Family of 4 Is Flying to Hawaii For Less Than $2000

Hawaii feels like the pinnacle of family travel.  Since I’m encroaching 40 (I feel like if I keep sharing this fact I'll get used to it... it's not working so far) I decide this was the year to do it. Now that we are debt free, we are moving to a Money...

100 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electricity

Your electricity bill is one of your biggest on going monthly costs.  It's one of those costs that is literally costing you every second of the day. If you have anything plugged into an outlet, chances are you are paying money to keep it charged through...

Top 7 Animal Kingdom FastPass+ Rides and Strategy

Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Orlando always gets dismissed as the one Disney theme park you could pass up on. But dig a little deeper and this park is the favourite of many first time Disney visitors. In fact the top fast pass rides in Animal Kingdom have the...

How to Make Money with No Money

When you want to make money and you don't know where to start there is one place you should always look first. Helping people with their problems. Some of the best ways to earn money are to do things that other people don't want to do. Most of this type of work...

Disney World with Toddlers: 5 Tips for Your Toddlers at Disney World

Nothing delights children more than the exclamation, “We’re going to Disney World!” Whether it’s a surprise or a trip that’s been planned with your kids by your side, your child will have a blast at Disney World if you know how to plan your trip with their age group...

Is Pay Per Mile Car Insurance Right For You?

Did you now that 65% of Americans drive less than 12,000 miles a year? Do you know what's not fair? Paying the same amount of auto insurance as someone else when you barely drive your car. It doesn't make sense. Luckily Metromile has come out...

10 Incredibly Cool Ways to Make Money With Pets

Did you know that the pet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year money maker? If you are an animal lover and can't get enough of your furry friends you might be surprised that they could earn money as well.  Then you could turn your playtime into earning time. Here...

Important Dates for your Disney Holiday

For most of us Disney is going to be a once in a lifetime trip. To make sure you have the best time you want to make sure that you have some key dates marked on your calendar. I've covered how to save for your Disney trip in this post, once you have the savings plan...

How to Save Fuel and Money Too!

When it comes to driving, there is one cost we can (somewhat) control and that’s fuel. Let’s face it owning a car gets expensive. Fuel is your biggest on going cost so looking for how to save fuel makes the most sense. Luckily there are a lot of easy things you can do...

How Much Do You Know About Life Insurance Medical Exams?

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Health IQ, for more information please see our disclosure There's a significant gender gap that no one's talking about. While our attention is focused on narrowing the gender pay gap, many don't realize that fewer women...

Why it Makes Sense To Rent Our Belongings

Meet Tom. As a freelance filmmaker based in Hackney, it can be all or nothing; some weeks he will be swamped with work and others the phone might not ring as much. As such freelance industries can be unreliable when it comes to pay, so Tom, rather than roll with the...

Is a Lump Sum Mortgage Payment Right for You?

"So... lump sum mortgage payment or increase my monthly mortgage payment?" This was the big question that was thrown at me over dinner with friends last week. Invitably the topic of mortgages come up when we are with friends. A mortgage is your biggest...

Epcot FastPass+ Tiers Complete Guide with Strategy 2019

Disney World's Epcot is an amazing theme park that often gets dismissed for the other Disney World theme parks.  Epcot (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorow) is broken up into two main sections, the Future World and the World...

7 Surefire Ways to Save Money at Target

Before I tell you some great ways to save money at Target I need to get something off my chest. Full confession. Our family is a little obsessed with Target. K. That's a lie. Our family is HUGELY obsessed with Target. Phew! I feel better getting that off my chest. I...

Ultimate Travel Packing List: Free Printable

There's nothing quite like a great travel packing list to make you feel that you have everything under control for your next trip. Vacations are fun but the planning can be stressful. To help minimize your stress we created a re-useable travel packing list that you...

The What, Why, and How of Emergency Savings Accounts

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Health IQ, for more information please see our disclosure Whether your goal is to pay off debt or save up enough money for your dream vacation, working out your budget is the first step. You can find countless articles...