Future College Student

Financial Tips To Help Your Future College Student

It seems like just yesterday you were helping your baby get on the bus for kindergarten and now you’re talking to them about the colleges they are interested in attending. Time sure does fly, and while it is easy to get swept up in all of the excitement and changes that are going to happen […] Read more…

6 Toxic Money Behaviors

Money can be a delicate subject.  We all have our own ideas about how our money should be spent.  Some of these money behaviors can actually be toxic and can create some serious damage in your financial life.  The scary thing is that there are a number of these toxic money behaviors.  Unless you are […] Read more…

Our Retirement Cruise to Aruba with Royal Caribbean

My husband and I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Aruba as a way to celebrate my recent retirement.  What a wonderful trip!  We actually visited several of the islands, as part of the traditional A-B-C cruise – Aruba, Bonnaire, and Curacao as well as Puerto Rico and the island of St. Maarten. […] Read more…

Get around a cruise ship like a ninja - Quick tips to not get lost on these huge cruise ships. #cruisetips #cruisers #cruisingtips #cruiseships #tipsforcruising #travelhacks

How to get around a cruise ship like a NINJA

Cruise ships are HUGE – ever get lost on one? Not me.  I’ve learned a few tricks about how to get around a cruise ship like a NINJA and I’m going to share them with you. One thing I’ve never struggled with is finding my way around a new ship.  I happen to be blessed […] Read more…

18 Ridiculously Useful Gifts for Women

Every year, I take great delight in picking out the most ridiculously useful gifts for women and for men.  I put a lot of time and effort in picking out the most unusual, fun, and unique items I can find, because no one likes boring gifts. I do have three sons, so I finished the […] Read more…

18 Ridiculously Useful Gifts for Men

With three grown sons, a husband and two grandsons, I have a whole houseful of guys to buy gifts for all year ’round.  So I am always on the lookout for any ridiculously useful gifts for men.  In so many ways, I think guys are a lot harder to buy for than women, so I […] Read more…

How to Prevent Seasickness on a Cruise

Fear of seasickness is one of the main reasons people are scared to go on a cruise.  And I don’t blame them.  Being nauseated and/or throwing up is definitely one of the most miserable feelings imaginable.  However, it doesn’t need to be a problem.  Many people enjoy their cruises completely FREE of seasickness and you […] Read more…

5 Tips for Cruising for Chubby People

This post came to me like a flash last night.  Cruising for chubby people – what a great idea for a post!  My husband and I were picking our excursions for our upcoming cruise to Aruba.  I think it’s definitely fair to say that we are chubby people ourselves.  It was a little intimidating looking […] Read more…

How to Clean Every Type of Floor in Your Home

Maybe it’s finally spring and it’s time to get everything cleaned up or perhaps you are just fed up with having dull and listless looking flooring, but whatever it is, you can brighten up every type of floor with just a few quick and easy steps. Heart your hardwoods   While deceptively easy to keep […] Read more…

Tips for Cruising with a CPAP Machine

Traveling is always an exciting and chaotic time, especially on a cruise. However, regardless of your destination or manner of travel, getting quality sleep is a must. If you’re like me and depend on a CPAP machine to sleep, you may have some concerns about bringing it aboard a ship.  There are many travelers successfully […] Read more…

Dealing with Adult Children Living at Home

One of the most often overlooked parenting challenges is dealing with adult children still living at home with you.  It may be that they went out into the world and came back (yo-yo kids) – sometimes with kids or spouses along for the ride.  Or maybe they are the “failure to launch” kids who are […] Read more…

How to Survive Your Son’s Eagle Project

Now that it’s been a few years since our sons Eagle Project, I can look back with a bit more perspective.  I can see some of the things we did well and a few areas where we pretty much crashed and burned. One thing I can tell you is that these Eagle Projects are HARD. […] Read more…

15 hacks to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise. Everything is negotiable and with a little work, you can save a LOT. #cruises #travel #cruisedeals #frugaltravel #guestposter

15 Hacks to get the BEST Cruise Deals

Today, we have a special treat.  I’ve invited Divya from The Travel Savings Addict to guest post to share her best tips on how to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise vacation.   Follow these simple tricks to save money on your next cruise holiday!! While cruises are super fun, they can be costly. […] Read more…

6 Ways to Overcome Your Shopping Addiction

Keeping spending under control can be a difficult impulse to control.  Especially if, like me, you have a bit of a shopping addiction. Nowadays, we are absolutely bombarded with advertisements flashing the latest and greatest products.  These ads are specifically targeted to make us want to spend more and more.  Sometimes, it can be hard […] Read more…

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