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3 Key Tips for Going to Disney World on a Budget

We just returned from our family’s first Disney World vacation. It was magical, exhausting, expensive, and the kids are already clamoring for when we are going again. We had been looking at it for years… but every time I would start, I would become totally overwhelmed by the cost, all the choices, and lost on…

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3 Simple Tips to Big Holiday Savings

 I received complimentary product from Burt’s Bees Baby to facilitate my review.  All opinions presented are 100% my own. #BurtsBeesBaby #Holiday Holiday savings sounds like an oxymoron, right?  But the holidays don’t have to be a budget-breaking extravaganza.  Today’s holiday post is the first in a multi-week series featuring holiday savings tips to celebrate the season…

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Women & Money: 10 Facts We All Should Know

Over the last 100 years, women and money have come a long way. Learn about the history of women’s financial rights, the modern statistics associated with women and money, and why improving women’s financial literacy is Family Finance Mom’s #1 mission. While there’s endless discussion today of the gender wage gap, the reality is women’s…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finance for Baby’s First Year

Congratulations, your precious baby is finally here. Now the real fun begins! While you may have purchased everything on your baby registry list, there are many family legal and financial tasks you cannot actually begin until your baby arrives, and some come with significant time sensitivity. So even if you’ve been preparing for a baby financially…

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Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Before kids, most parents never even gave life insurance a thought. Most of us don’t like to dwell on our own mortality… especially when celebrating a new life, the birth of a child! But when you have a new baby, that’s exactly when you should be thinking about it most. It’s what life insurance for parents is for – to protect your family financially when faced with the loss of you or your spouse. So what exactly is life insurance? How does it work?

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7 Secrets to a Successful First Home Mortgage

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. “We are pre-approved for WHAT?!?!” I will never forget nearly falling out of my chair when my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to get our mortgage pre-approval to buy our first home over a decade ago. We still had student loans, car…

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Don’t Blink! College Will Be Here Before You Know It

This post was sponsored on behalf of Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET). As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. I blinked. And Facebook kindly reminded me that our visit to her preschool… the one we made before we actually enrolled… really was 2 years ago. Her preschool graduation is in 2 weeks.  Just writing…

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Savvy Shopping with Groupon Coupons

This post has been compensated by Groupon Coupons. All opinions remain 100% my own. Financial savvy is not only about saving money.  It’s also about spending money wisely.  This month’s Financially Savvy Friday topic is Savvy Shopping.  To kick off the topic for the month, I’m going to give you the inside scoop on Groupon Coupons to save…

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