Wondering what to do with your leftover Easter ham? Our kids will tell you that one great way to use it up is to make some yummy Ham and Cheese Pockets using Great Value brand crescent rolls from Walmart. Check out how much they loved them when we whipped up a batch for … [Read more...]
Caring for Caregivers
My grandmother is a saint. For over 20 years, she has taken care of my uncle who has some severe limitations to living on his own and caring for himself. For a little while, she had some help from my grandfather, but, at some point, he developed some pretty big limitations … [Read more...]
Easter Food Ideas with Great Value
It will be Easter before you know it! At our house, that means tons of ham, mashed potatoes, all the fixin's, and loads and loads of Easter candy! The candy is never too hard to get rid of. (Beth just takes it to her candy dish at work!) The leftovers can be a bit of a hassle … [Read more...]
Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!
Benjamin Franklin once said that, "in this world nothing is certain, except death and taxes." Yes, folks, tax season is here and you can bet that the tax collectors are coming to get their pound of flesh. By now, you should have all of the documents you need to prepare your … [Read more...]
Start Planning Your Retirement Now
Do you know the best time to start planning your retirement? Now! Whatever your age, if you haven't started planning your retirement, there is no time like the present. The earlier you start, the less stress you will have and the less you will have to set aside each pay … [Read more...]
Protect Yourself When Buying a New Home
Last month, we let you know about some of the huge benefits of buying a new home and how now is a great time to do it. Now we want to let you know about how important it is to protect your personal information when you are buying a new home and how easy it is to let your … [Read more...]
Cash vs. Credit Price for Gas
I saw a Cash Price for Gas last week pop up at our local Exxon last week. I sat at the red light across from the gas station in shock. Really? It was a 6 cents a gallon difference. 6 cents adds up when you are on empty even in a little Honda Civic. As I sat there I wondered if it … [Read more...]
Credit card rates – is being a tart such a bad thing?
Nobody likes to be called a tart, but in recent years the phrase has come to mean something very different in the financial community. The proliferation of comparison websites is in part to blame for this, but so too is the sheer range of balance transfer options there are out … [Read more...]
Celebrating the NEW Instant Savings Program for Ace Rewards!
To help homeowners ring in 2013, Ace Hardware launched today an Instant Savings program exclusively for Ace Rewards members that allows them to receive valuable discounts instantly, right at the register. Always the Helpful Place, Ace is giving homeowners an even better incentive … [Read more...]
Celebrate the Holidays with a Sears Kitchen Appliance Deal!
Are you in a fight with your Kitchen? Sometimes, Kitchens can feel neglected, overworked & outdated. It’s about time you and your kitchen made up. Let Sear's help mediate with up to 30% off your favorite appliance brands. Deal starts December 19th and ends January 5th! Check … [Read more...]
Life Insurance Options During Open Season
At many companies, it is open season for employee benefits. Every year, Beth and I have a discussion about how much life insurance we should have for each of us. The real discussion has less to do with each of us than it has to do with taking care of the kids. At the end of … [Read more...]
LOC Card Saves Your Key Ring!
Is your key ring loaded down with loyalty cards like mine is? I finally went through me key ring a few weeks ago and took off three cards for places that were either out of business or I no longer shopped at ... why was I still carrying around their plastic card?! I find it hard … [Read more...]
Great Value Holiday Party Treats Part 2
Earlier this week, in Great Value Holiday Party Treats, I shared a couple of easy recipes to use during the holidays. You got to see just how easy it is to make a Cinnamon Roll Cake and Frosted Cookie Bites using dough found in the refrigerated section of your local Walmart. … [Read more...]
Tax Return on Your Visa Prepaid Card
As the year gets ready to come to a close, it's almost time to start gathering all of your tax documents together for 2012. This past year has been pretty rough for a lot of people. I, for one, really hope to get a return this year, but we expect that it will probably be a bit … [Read more...]
How to cut down what you spending on gas
In the midst of the recession and with new laws in place to encourage drivers to be more fuel-efficient, we now have more incentive than ever to save fuel. If you are looking for a greener car to replace your gas-guzzler, try finding one online – sites like VCARS.co.uk have used … [Read more...]
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