Finances

By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Dec 13th, 2019
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Today, we’re sharing about 4 Money Saving Tricks That Will Really Work for You as part of a sponsored guest post. Most people would love the opportunity to save more money. After all, we’d all like to have some extra cash to build a bigger safety blanket for our retirement, or to ensure that we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Feb 8th, 2019
18 Comments
1952 Views
Today’s blog post on Redhead Mom is about understanding term vs. whole life insurance policies as part of a sponsored post with Mason Finance. From the minute our children come into our lives, we are looking for ways in which we can protect them. Something that I personally don’t like to think about is death […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
May 23rd, 2016
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. The first time I ever had a credit card was my freshman year in college. I’ll never forget it. I was attending the local community college and if you signed up for their credit card, they’d give you a full pound bag of Peanut M&Ms. Oh […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Apr 8th, 2016
1 Comment
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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart. All opinions are mine. I love to shop and believe it or not, I especially love to shop for groceries and household supplies. As much as I love to shop for these items, I don’t necessarily like the cost associated with it. Here are 5 Ways to Save on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Nov 24th, 2015
18 Comments
3155 Views
As self-employed individuals, both my husband and I are responsible for obtaining our own health insurance rather than through big companies or corporations. What does this mean for us? This means it’s time to start looking at our options for health insurance for 2016 during Open Enrollment and make the most cost-effective decisions for our fa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Dec 31st, 2014
25 Comments
5425 Views
Having a big family can add up to a lot of money fast if we aren’t careful about how we spend it.  We save money by stocking up on sale items and using lots of coupons.  Growing up, my mother clipped coupons every weekend.  In this day and age, we can still clip coupons, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Mar 19th, 2014
6 Comments
4223 Views
I started blogging in July of 2008 and I still can’t believe it’s been almost 6 years!  What started out as a hobby has now turned into my full-time career and I still love it as much as I did when I started.  I never thought I would actually be able to make money from […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Jan 15th, 2014
2 Comments
3480 Views
For many years, people just cut coupons out of newspapers and advertising pamphlets; sometimes, they got these paper coupons in the mail. This made it very easy to keep track of everything because they just had to have a special folder or a drawer where they could put them, and then they could go through […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jan 12th, 2014
1 Comment
2197 Views
Your first day of school, first dance, first kiss, wedding day, birth of a child, purchase of a home.  All of these are memorable moments in our lives that many of us look forward to.  Home ownership or renovating a home can seem like a very daunting and impossible task for many Americans.  Many aren’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Dec 11th, 2013
2 Comments
1917 Views
Choosing to buy a new car is a big decision. There are many details to be decided, after all. Once you actually choose to purchase a car, you’ll also have to decide whether you want a brand new car. Are you comfortable with a used car? Do you need blue tooth in your car? Do […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Nov 6th, 2013
10 Comments
3049 Views
Can you believe the holidays are upon us?  I can’t!  Frank and I have already started our Christmas shopping for our 6 kids and it’s adding up fast.  Now is the time of year when we’re looking to save money on everyday services we use, one of the big ones being our cell phone bill. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Oct 16th, 2013
2 Comments
2448 Views
Orlando, Florida has been booming over the past 40 years. The construction of Disney World, Universal Studios, and several other tourist attractions has brought in trillions of dollars to the city of Orlando and the surrounding communities. Orlando is quite a diverse place and relatively low cost, with some communities offering affordable homes in the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jul 29th, 2013
0 Comments
1994 Views
Financial planning is an important part of life and one that many of us tend to overlook or not fully understand.  When planning for your retirement, what do you immediately think to do?  Most people would plan for retirement by funding their 401Ks and then using financial vehicles such as mutual funds, bonds and securities […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jul 16th, 2013
1 Comment
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In today’s families, women play a huge role in finances, as opposed to those we’ve had in the past.  When looking at articles on women and finances, I found this one very interesting – “Women and Finances: Growing Older Makes Women Better with Finances.”  In the article, a study conducted by Joanne W. Hsu, an […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 29th, 2013
1 Comment
5591 Views
Moving in together with someone you love is a super exciting thing and a major life change!  While it is an exciting life event, you should still protect yourself in preparation for the worst.  You shouldn’t expect it, but you should protect yourself.  I found an article entitled, “8 Tips for Protecting Your Finances Before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 28th, 2013
1 Comment
1626 Views
I started my role as a mother at a young age.  I didn’t give birth at a young age, but I did take care of my little sister like a mother when our mom was away at work.  I changed her diaper, rocked her to sleep, fed her with a bottle and then baby food, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 27th, 2013
0 Comments
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Many Americans dream of the day they enter the retirement years of their years.  If the retirement years are finally here for you, you’re going to want to make sure your money lasts the rest of your life.  You can only estimate how many years you will live, and you will have to manage your […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Jun 17th, 2013
10 Comments
4822 Views
I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. I love to travel and as a blogger, I get a lot of opportunities to travel.  One thing I’ve learned from my traveling experiences is […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
May 8th, 2013
15 Comments
3109 Views
This post was inspired by Genworth Financial. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. For more information about long-term care, visit the Genworth Financial website. As a work-at-home mom, I think about paying the rent, the utilities, and putting food on the table.  I have to be honest and admit that I don’t think a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 16th, 2013
3 Comments
1536 Views
I remember how excited I was to get my first checkbook.  I was away at college and chose my very own checks with the image I wanted on them.  I chose the Whale Scenes checks.  I felt so grownup to have my own checkbook and be able to pay my own bills with the money […]...
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