eMeals: Back to school lunches for kids

eMeals: Back to school lunches for kids

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The sound of the school bell ringing will soon be a normal part of your child’s day. Whether your child is 4 or 14, adjusting to school is never easy. This transition can be softened with the help of one of my favorite organizational tools, eMeals! eMeals provides you simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert meal plans to help you easily and effectively plan meals for your family.

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Your budget tells you what you can’t afford, but doesn’t stop you from buying it

Your budget tells you what you can’t afford, but doesn’t stop you from buying it

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Take control of your finances. It all starts with a budget: knowing how much your have coming in each month, and how much you are paying out. But just knowing your financial situation is not enough. You have to actually take steps to ensure that you are paying down the bills that you want to get rid of or not overspending and creating more bills.

Simple things to do to cut down on…

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Ba-cchini Bread: The Best Banana-Zucchini Bread You’ve Ever Tasted

Ba-cchini Bread: The Best Banana-Zucchini Bread You’ve Ever Tasted

Soooo delicious!

Soooo delicious!

Ba-cchini bread. That is what my kids started calling the banana-zucchini bread that I make. In their effort to shorten the title, it really comes out sounding like “bikini.” While this recipe is delicious, and of course, money savvy (you can make two loaves of this delicious bread for about what it costs to buy one sliceof this type of specialty bread at a bakery or coffee…

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5 things to know when starting a business

5 things to know when starting a business

Photo by reynermedia via Flickr

Photo by reynermedia via Flickr

Being a business owner and working for yourself has many rewards… and many risks. While the thought of not having to punch a clock for someone else is exciting to you, competition in the marketplace and inconsistent income streams can be substantial challenges for any new business. If you have been thinking about starting your own business, there are five things…

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5 Ways to Invest In Your Children’s Future

5 Ways to Invest In Your Children’s Future

Family Time ~ Having fun together!

Family Time ~ Having fun together!

Investing. Typically, when we talk about investing, we are thinking about putting money into stocks, bonds, or mutual funds in a retirement account or a savings account. There is usually a tangible goal in mind: being able to retire comfortably or paying for a child’s college education. That type of investing is definitely something that should be a part of…

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Simply Saving? Or Simply Shopping?

Simply Saving? Or Simply Shopping?

Gina Young:

I just had to share Heather’s blog post (from Simply Save) because she brings up such a good point about being money savvy when we are shopping… just because something is a good deal, should you buy it if you don’t actually need it? Definitely something to think about. Ask yourself: does buying this keep me from reaching my financial goals or paying a necessary bill?

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