I won’t lie - my family spends a lot of time on the tablet. Since we’ve cut cable, which I blogged about in this article, the tablet has become our primary mechanism of screen time. It’s actually much nicer than the continuously loud blaring TV. Our house is actually quieter with the exception of my boys fighting over toys. With our cable cut, my kids are constantly looking … [Read more...] about Are App Rewards Sending Kids the Wrong Message About Life?
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Rewards credit cards such as air mile cards are something I have tried twice. In theory they are great. You use your credit card for your regular weekly purchases that you would buy anyway, such as groceries and gas, pay it off in full at the end of the month and bring in the rewards. Sound too good to be true? The problem is for most of us it is! Otherwise the … [Read more...] about Rewards Credit Cards: Are They Right for You?
The holidays always seem to creep up out of nowhere, which can leave you feeling stressed and over budget if you don’t prepare ahead. And, even though U.S. consumers are feeling financially strained as a result of the pandemic, people are planning to spend more to make this holiday season even more special. According to the 2020 Holiday Consumer Shopping study from Roku and … [Read more...] about Holiday Budget Prep: 3 Things You Should Do Now
Now that your family is home around the clock, it may feel impossible to keep your refrigerator full for long enough before you have to run back to the grocery store. But, this isn’t the only reason your grocery budget has become bloated recently. According to the most recent Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, food costs rose an average of 2.6%—the … [Read more...] about 5 Shopping Strategies For Saving On Groceries During The Pandemic
Taking care of a family is hard enough, but managing the finances can seem next to impossible. Not only do you want to give them everything you can, but you also want to do it all without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to create and manage a budget that you can stick to that provides your family with what they need. 1. Track Your Spending Habits. There are several … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Manage Your Household Budget