Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies & Shopping Lists

Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas. The Huntington Bank Backpack Index found an annual index chart that tracks the average cost of back-to-school supplies. It now costs an average of $1,000 to send a child back to school for supplies, clothes, health checkups, sports, and more! That's as much … Continue reading Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies & Shopping Lists

3 ways to prevent your summer vacation from destroying your finances

  Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. Not only is it warm out, but children are home for break and most of the time not busy with school or extracurricular activities. Vacation is a great time to forget about the real world and enjoy a few days doing whatever you want. Unfortunately, you may suffer … Continue reading 3 ways to prevent your summer vacation from destroying your finances

Shopping for Spring Break

Your midterms are in full swing, your brain is fried, the travel plans are booked and all you can do is anxiously wait for Spring Break. For those of you going somewhere warm this Spring Break, you might want to take this opportunity to update your wardrobe. Just remember, updating your wardrobe does not have to cost … Continue reading Shopping for Spring Break

Hosting a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

There are just two days left until the most watched annual sporting event in the world airs on NBC... Super Bowl XLIX. That being said, many of you may be interested in hosting a Super Bowl party with your friends or family, so I thought I would share some of my favorite game day recipes that your guests … Continue reading Hosting a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is now just a week away! Are you prepared for the best holiday of the year? If you are looking to throw a Halloween party with some creepy yet delicious appetizers, check out some of my favorite recipes below! These super simple spook-tacular Halloween recipes will be fun for you and all your party guests no matter … Continue reading Spooky Halloween Recipes

Thrifty Thursday: DIY Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is that time of year where rules do not apply. You can be anyone or anything that you chose. But, the hype of Halloween can get pretty costly. That's why I always recommend making your own costume! It's so much more fun than walking into the costume shop and spending between $50-$75 on a costume that you … Continue reading Thrifty Thursday: DIY Halloween Costumes for Girls

Football Friday: Tailgating Fun!

Happy Friday Everyone! Football season is finally here and I could not be more excited! The early morning tailgating, the smell of meat cooking on the grill, thousands of people roaming Melrose Ave and the Iowa Fight song blasting in the background.... it's all just so perfect. Now there isn’t really a wrong way to tailgate, but with another … Continue reading Football Friday: Tailgating Fun!

Fitness Friday: Gym Free Fitness

If you are tight on cash this summer but are looking to get your body in excellent shape, you have come to the right place! Now, I’m not a nutritionist or a certified personal trainer, and I’m certainly not a doctor, but I know that when Summer rolls around, I like to do some extra exercises to … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Gym Free Fitness

Budget Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some dads are super easy to shop for: new tie, baseball tickets, fishing equipment...done. And then there are those dads who require many days devoted to thinking of some clever Father's Day gift idea. Either way, the big day is right around the corner. Do you have a gift picked out for the most important man in … Continue reading Budget Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas