The Best Things in Life are FREE

Thank you to our guest blogger, Bobbi Pack, from! We all remember the old saying, “The best things in life are FREE” but what can someone do for free that is actually….well…uummm….fun?  After doing a little research I have come up with a few ideas on how to explore the fun things to do with […]

7 Tips to Rein in Back-to-School Spending


Content courtesy of USAA By J.J. Montanaro CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Last year at this time I wrote a piece that highlighted the fact that Americans spend nearly as much on back-to-school shopping as they do during the holidays. In my mind, that made it imperative for everyone to bring their “A” game to the back-to-school […]

E Day

Thank you to Sara Gibb for this touching blog! There are no fireworks at my family’s favorite military event. No parades, no throngs of civilians enjoying their hard earned day off. We gather to celebrate one friend, one son; a single focus on a single day. E-Day was born on June 28, 2005, when Erik […]

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Nourish Schools

Thank you to Casey from Nourish Schools for this great way to look at getting healthy! Our country has a funny way of promoting health. When a typical American says he is getting healthy, his approach is often to cut “bad” foods or to eat less. But when we try not to think about something, we […]

Today is Military Consumer Protection Day


Today marks the first ever Military Consumer Protection Day, a joint cooperation dedicated to empowering the military and veteran communities with information as the first line of defense against consumer fraud. Below you will find relevant content from USAA providing tips and information on how military families can keep both their identity and finances safer. Courtesy […]

Free Ideas for Summer Fun!

Thank you to our guest blogger, Raven Green! It’s getting hot and school is out. How do you have fun with your kids without breaking the bank or suffering in the heat? Indoor Ideas Reminisce through Photos- Mom LOVE to look through old photos and now is the time to share that with your kids.  Photo […]

Easy Summer Grillin

Thank you to our guest blogger, Bobbi Pack, from! Summer is in full swing and it’s time to break out the grill! Living in North Carolina it is way too hot to turn the oven on, so we try and grill outside every night.  Here are some awesome and easy “griller” ideas to help […]