Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Here is Missouri our schools tend to start back for the new school year in mid-August. Early I know compared to many other states, but that’s the way it is. To help families save a bit of money on back-to-school shopping, Missouri has a sales tax holiday each year. This year the tax holiday runs August 7-9, 2015. Even if you don’t have a student you can still take advantage … Continue Reading →
How to Save Money with Your Freezer

How to Save Money with Your Freezer

Last year we finally bought a small deep freeze and it has been great. Our refrigerator is a side-by-side so the freezer space there is limited, but with the extra freezer we have a lot more room now. As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms … Continue Reading →
Save up to $1500 on Samsung SUHD TVs at Best Buy

Save up to $1500 on Samsung SUHD TVs at Best Buy

I’ve told you all before how much I love my Samsung HD TV, but today I was blown away again by the new Samsung SUHD TVs at Best Buy. It is amazing the amount of detail, the brilliant color, and the depth you feel when watching these televisions. If you go to your local store now thru June 13 and you can see an exclusive sneak peek of Jurassic World … Continue Reading →
Key Ring App Keeps You Organized and Saves Money PLUS a Giveaway

Key Ring App Keeps You Organized and Saves Money PLUS a Giveaway

Recently I was asked to try out a new app, Key Ring. You all know I love apps so I happily agreed, especially since it is the type of app I would actually use myself. Disclosure: I have been compensated for sharing my opinion and they have provided the prize for the giveaway. Honestly, I have seen similar type apps before but I really like the function of Key Ring. … 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 just cash though. When my son was little it was … Continue Reading →
Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!

Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not really great with money. However, the more I do work on understanding it and planning our own money the better I am getting at it. While I do have savings for retirement already, there is really no plan other than just keep depositing money. This worries me because I have never really sat down with Hubby … Continue Reading →
Win a Programmable Thermostat #VZWBuzz

Win a Programmable Thermostat #VZWBuzz

Are you ready to start making your home a smart home? A great way to start is with a programmable thermostat. There are several different brands of these types of thermostats available at Verizon (disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and am compensated for my work – opinions are my own). The great thing is that you can control these with your smartphone, tablet, or a computer! I love … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: Get a College Degree Without Breaking the Bank

INFOGRAPHIC: Get a College Degree Without Breaking the Bank

There has been a lot of talk about college in the last couple of days with President Obama’s idea for free community college. I am for that idea and think it would benefit a great many students. Since that plan is not in place yet I found this week’s infographic which talks about getting a college degree without breaking the bank. This infographic is a couple of years old, but … Continue Reading →
Rock ‘N Learn 10 DVD Math & Science Collection Deal and Giveaway

Rock ‘N Learn 10 DVD Math & Science Collection Deal and Giveaway

In my email I get a lot offers to review various items. I say no to a great majority of them, but then there are those that stand out. Today Rock ‘N Learn jumped out at me. Why? Because as a former homeschooler and a parent who supplemented education during the time that my son was in “regular” school I was always on the hunt for really helpful educational items. … Continue Reading →
The Sims return for The Sims 4 – Free Online Demo and Preorder Info

The Sims return for The Sims 4 – Free Online Demo and Preorder Info

Need to escape reality for a little while? For over 14 years we have all been able to do that by creating our own reality playing The Sims Series. My family and I have played The Sims throughout the years and love the ability to make our world however we want it to be through the eyes of our Sims. Now The Sims™ 4 is ready for preorder and there … Continue Reading →