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Bread Maker Challah Braided Bread Recipe

By |November 25th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

Yummy Challah Braided Bread made in the Bread Maker This is a super easy recipe to do it in the bread maker. It does take some time but it is easy since the bread maker does the hard work. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. It is a great recipe for any holiday event. Bread Machine Challah Braided Bread This is my [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner for less than $35

By |November 19th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

This is how we spend under $35 for our Thanksgiving Dinner! There are a lot of ways to make a Thanksgiving Dinner for less than $35. Here is what we do and I will also include some other cost saving ways to get it even less. Our favorite foods for Thanksgiving! Menu Roasted Brined Turkey Stuffing Broccoli casserole Mashed potatoes Gravy Homemade Bread Homemade cranberry sauce Apple Pie Free [...]

The 10 Best Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

Updated for 2020! Budgeting for the holidays doesn’t have to be as tough as it may feel. Here are the 10 best budgeting tips for the Holidays that I have personally done myself and have learned from others over the years. The sooner the better.  Let's get started: Tip 1: Write it all down! I know this is super simple and you may roll your eyes but it is [...]

Home Balancing Act

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|

Home Balancing Act This is a tough time for parents and kids of all ages and it is a home balancing act. We have all been stuck at home for months doing our part to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. Our family has limited our outings to a couple stores and only when we need something. We are so blessed we work in the positions that we [...]

Virginia Tax Free Weekend and Maryland Tax Free Week 2020

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|

Virginia Tax Free Weekend and Maryland Tax Free Week 2020 If you live in the DC Metro area this is a good time to look at the tax free weekend in Virginia and tax free week in Maryland. Virginia starts Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August, 9, 2020.  Maryland is for a the week of August 9 - 15, both are offering tax free for clothing and shoes. [...]

Steps you should take when you get a medical bill

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

Medical bills in my mind are some of the most stressful bills to get in the mail.  It can be daunting when a medical bill arrives in the mail.  I’ve written up steps  you should take when you get a medical bill.   When I get a medical bill thoughts that came to my mind include: Is it correct? Do I pay it or does my insurance? Am I [...]

What to do if you don’t have an Emergency Fund?

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

Note: Update April 2020, I wrote this article January 2019, in regards to the government shut-down.  We just have no idea when something bad can happen.  I am still in disbelief that we are going through this pandemic as of April 2020. What to do if you don’t have an Emergency Fund? Currently, in the US, the government had the longest shut-down in history and might start another one [...]

Financial Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: , |

Here are some Financial Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic of links, blogs, articles that can help you navigate this tough time. The best option is to call and let the company know immediately that you are having financial difficulties so they can help you. Credit Card Debt?  What should you do? Relief will NOT be provided automatically so you need to take action and ask for help if you [...]

5 Positive Financial Habits that Wealthy People Do and So Should You!

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

What are the top 5 positive money habits? Paying their bills on Time Wealthy People always pay their bills on time. It is so important to be aware of your bills and pay them on time.  Opening up your mail and email on a timely basis and making sure your bills are paid.  Now a days you can pay them automatically!  So you don't even have to think about [...]

Mental Health Resources during Tough Times

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: My Blog|Tags: |

Mental Health Resources during Tough Times Don't forget to think about your Mental Health Most of the United States and other countries are doing self quarantines and school closing. We are spending more time indoors some with family and some alone. These are tough times and this is uncharted territory for most. I want to emphasis it is 100% okay to reach to a therapist and talk [...]

How we had our Wedding on a $5000 budget

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: My Blog|

Our Wedding Story This is how we planned a wedding on a $5000 budget. My husband, Tad, and I are college sweethearts from George Mason University. We got engaged our senior year in college. I was so excited to think about wedding plans.  We were 21 years old and hadn’t moved out of our parents house yet and needed to figure that out first. We enjoyed being engaged and [...]

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