Budget

By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
May 27th, 2019
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Today, we’re talking about 7 Ways to Throw a Graduation Party on a Budget in partnership with Basic Invite.  With a big family like ours, school events and activities costs can definitely add up quickly throughout the year. This year is a bit different from others though because we have our oldest daughter graduating from […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jan 18th, 2017
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It’s the beginning of the year and that means that many of us are setting New Year’s Resolutions (or goals). Whether it be saving more money or paying off debt, getting control of our finances is something that can deeply impact our lives. While there are different ways of creating a budget out there, there […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 30th, 2016
6 Comments
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When it comes to having a family, getting your finances on the right track is super important.  That means building your savings, paying off debt, living within your means, and preparing for the future. Being out of whack financially can cause a lot of heartache and stress, which can ultimately affect your health and happiness. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Dec 31st, 2014
25 Comments
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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 Budgeting
Feb 27th, 2014
6 Comments
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With a big family, the grocery budget can get kind of big sometimes.  So I am constantly on the lookout for good deals on products we buy on a regular basis.  I was super excited to learn about another way I can save money on my grocery budget – mySupermarket.com! With mySupermarket.com, an online grocery […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 29th, 2013
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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 Gosney
In Budgeting
May 8th, 2013
15 Comments
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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 Freebies / Coupons
Apr 9th, 2013
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FEATURED COUPONS COUPONS.COM $1.00 off Weight Watchers Chicken Breasts $0.50 off two (2) TWIX Brand 4 to go Cookie Bars $2.00 off Non-Drowsy Children’s Claritin Syrup $5.00 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin 24ct or larger $3.00 off Non-Drowsy Children’s Claritin Chewables $1.00 off 2 BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages $1.50 off any (1) ONE Dial Brand Lotion [&helli...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 6th, 2013
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Vacation period is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about your next family break. Whether it’s going to be a couple of days or a couple of weeks, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, as long as you’re thrifty with your spending and practical in your planning. This guide from PassSmart […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 2nd, 2013
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FEATURED COUPONS COUPONS.COM $0.55 off any ONE Ecce Panis Bakery breads $0.50 off one Softsoap Body Wash $3.00 off any one BOP IT! Game $1.00 off any Crayola Xtreme Coloring™ Products $5.00 off ELEFUN or HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS game $2.00 off one NERF Dart Refill Rack $6.99 or more $1.00 off one NERF Dart Refill […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 2nd, 2013
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When reading an article on women taking control of their finances, I read something that peaked my interest.  Did you know that more than a third of American women are now the family breadwinner?  Although that is pretty awesome, women still tend to pass the buck on important money matters, including investing and retirement.  Have […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Coupons
Mar 16th, 2013
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SAVE $5.00 on ANY Fresh + Sexy Wipes™ by Playtex® (any size) SAVE $0.50 on any ONE (1) Snuggle® Fabric Softener Liquid or Dryer Sheets SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) all® Liquid, Powder, or mighty pacs® Laundry Detergents (excludes trial size) $2.00 off Any ONE package of GOODNITES Bed Mats $2.00 off one PULL-UPS […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Mar 4th, 2013
5 Comments
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“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  How many times did we hear that growing up?  And how many of us repeat that same saying to our own children?  I’m sure there are a lot of us!  With a big family, we are on a tight budget, so I take advantage of good […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jan 7th, 2013
7 Comments
1853 Views
Iframe support required to view this content. Wanting a happy relationship or marriage is completely natural, but what can you do to ensure it will stay that way when talking about finances?  You have to be proactive when it comes to talking about finances with your spouse or partner.  You can’t just “expect” it to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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Life as we know it can change overnight – with little or no warning, our family’s welfare and financial security could be put at risk unexpectedly.  While we have no control over the acts of Mother Nature, we do have control over our family’s financial security and well-being.  As a mother, I want to ensure […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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As our children get older, we start looking more closely at saving for college and retirement.  Being a work-at-home parent makes it even more necessary to start setting aside money for our future, as I don’t have an employer doing it for me.  Like many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck can make it difficult to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 17th, 2012
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In our family, we live on a budget and I find that I am constantly saving money with my various store loyalty cards.  Whether for the grocery store, department store, drug store, or even online shopping, I find I get great deals and sometimes even get cash back!  We recently shopped at one of our […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Nov 8th, 2012
397 Comments
19790 Views
As a mom, I am constantly running my little guys around.  Whether it’s taking them and picking them up from school, going to doctor’s visits, buying groceries…..the list goes on and on.  While I love driving my car to accomplish these tasks, I definitely DO NOT like the money I spend to fill up my […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 23rd, 2012
4 Comments
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I live on the Central Coast and recently discovered a new Smart & Final opening in my hometown.  I was thrilled to be invited to the Grand Opening Preview of the 56th Smart & Final (the 3rd one on the Central Coast)!  Smart & Final is located on 1464 E. Grand Ave. in Arroyo Grande, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Oct 15th, 2012
1 Comment
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Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and is a great time to bond, but it can also be a difficult time to find the costumes your kids want. Halloween stores pop up here and there but it seems like the stock is ever changing, and travelling from store to store with a […]...
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