Credit Card Chips: Everything You Need to Know [infographic]

Credit Card Chips: Everything You Need to Know [infographic]

With the new year fast approaching many people have resolutions about managing their money and credit. One of the newer things happening are chips in cards. These are known sometimes as smart cards, chip cards, smart chip cards, and EMV cards. These new cards are supposed to help protect against fraud. However, just like all kinds of money related things … Continue Reading →
It is National Tooth Fairy Day! Infographics and Resources

It is National Tooth Fairy Day! Infographics and Resources

Today, February 28, is National Tooth Fairy Day! I found an infographic from Delta Dental for this week to show you what kind of budget the Tooth Fairy is on these days. I remember when my big brother lost his first tooth he got a table hockey game and I got a little china tea set! After that it was … Continue Reading →
Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

We are into September and the college kids are getting into the swing of things at school. Those kids that graduated high school last summer but opted not for college are hopefully working on their goals and jobs and maybe even living on their own as well (like my son). Just like in any relationship that involves money, there are … Continue Reading →
Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

This time of year there are a lot of teens and young adults moving out of their parents’ homes. Some are headed to college to live in a dorm, some are going to live off campus while at college, and others are taking the plunge and going out on their own into the real world! Most of us parents want … Continue Reading →
Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this Bluebird project. Opinions are my own. Have you heard of Bluebird? It is an alternative to traditional checking and debit cards that you get from a bank. The service is provided by American Express and Walmart, an interesting combo. I have been asked to get a Bluebird account and try it out and … Continue Reading →
Learning Money

Learning Money

I have mentioned in the past that money is not my strong area, and it is not for Hubby either. We decided though that we have to quit just saying that and having an “excuse”. We are both working together to really get a handle on what money comes in, what goes out, and how to better plan for our … Continue Reading →
The real place to get your free credit reports

The real place to get your free credit reports

There are so many commercials on TV, radio, and lots of online ads all stating you should go to them to check out your free credit report. While you may get your credit report through them, the actual official site is AnnualCreditReport.com (this is not an affiliate link of any kind) I suggest you bookmark it and add some sort of note … Continue Reading →
10 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

10 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Vacation season is in full swing this time of year and sadly the crooks know it also. We never want to be the victim of a crime, but on vacation is especially tough. You can take some steps and make plans ahead of time so that you can relax and enjoy your trip and have a worry-free vacation. Do not … Continue Reading →