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Stamp A Different Passport: Explore Our National Parks!

Follow my blog with BloglovinFor years I was focused on stamping my passport. The farther flung and more exotic the destination the better.  As the below collage demonstrates the destinations were wide-ranging, varied and sublime. However, even when I had maximum frequent flier miles to spend going to these distant destinations they required a lot of funds and I dealt...

Working Out: Getting the Best Bang for Your Exercise Buck

Every New Year like clockwork gyms and workout studios see a spike in new members and a surge in attendance. But how many folks stick with their 'get-fit' goals for the new year? By March will that recurring gym membership charge be a total waste?New research from the NIH shows that not every workout is right for 'every body'....

Gaining Financial Confidence for the New Year

Holidays are always such a balancing act between trying to do everything while staying in the moment to enjoy special time with friends and family. As much as I love to see the kids faces on Christmas morning and doing the countdown on midnight,  my favorite moments are taking walks with them. Carving out time for walking and talking,...

Holiday Shopping Strategies – The Final Countdown

Christmas is right around the corner. We are only a few days out so it's time to start thinking strategically and performing triage in some cases. Even if you think you are done with your shopping you may want to take advantage of holiday sales to get a jump on next year. I know it sounds crazy, but if...

Great Gifts That Are Worth Every Penny

Apparently, this Christmas, Nordstroms is selling a rock inside a leather pouch for $85. Its being billed as a paperweight or a conversation starter. Wow. There are so many levels of wrong with that gift. Even if I had 15 homes I think I'd be tempted to return that for something else. Here are some great gifts we found...

Finding Extra Ways to Save During the Season of Lights

Christmas lights are one of my favorite things about the holidays. I love driving around to see them light up houses as well as the atmosphere they create in my home. Whether they are decorative accents or adorn a giant tree, their festive glow brings the holidays to life. Since my day starts long before sunrise, I like to...

Share a Cup and a Story

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine.As Veterans Day approaches this year, you’ll probably note a variety of sales and promotions along with reminders to say “thanks” to veterans. Frequently I feel like I could do a bit more to share my  appreciation for the...

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