Budgeting

By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Feb 27th, 2014
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With a big family, the grocery budget can get kind of big sometimes.  So I am constantly on the lookout for good deals on products we buy on a regular basis.  I was super excited to learn about another way I can save money on my grocery budget – mySupermarket.com! With mySupermarket.com, an online grocery […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jan 15th, 2014
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For many years, people just cut coupons out of newspapers and advertising pamphlets; sometimes, they got these paper coupons in the mail. This made it very easy to keep track of everything because they just had to have a special folder or a drawer where they could put them, and then they could go through […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 11th, 2013
2 Comments
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Choosing to buy a new car is a big decision. There are many details to be decided, after all. Once you actually choose to purchase a car, you’ll also have to decide whether you want a brand new car. Are you comfortable with a used car? Do you need blue tooth in your car? Do […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Nov 22nd, 2013
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I love this time of year with all the Christmas lights, red and green colors decorating the streets and store shelves and the happiness that goes along with the season.  I also love this time of year because it’s when M&Ms comes out with their holiday flavors.  Brighten your home for the holidays with red […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Oct 1st, 2013
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Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year!  Not only is it beneficial to sell items through consignment, but […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jun 20th, 2013
8 Comments
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This summer, we will definitely have a full house – six kids and two adults that is.  That means there will be food spilled and dirt tracked through the house.  Oh and I forgot one more thing – our house has white carpets.  Yeah, not what we chose, but older people without kids lived here […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
May 15th, 2013
5 Comments
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  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Scott Shared Values #cbias #SocialFabric #ScottValues I love that we have a big family!  Between Frank and I, we have 6 kids and that equals a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
May 8th, 2013
15 Comments
281 Views
This post was inspired by Genworth Financial. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. For more information about long-term care, visit the Genworth Financial website. As a work-at-home mom, I think about paying the rent, the utilities, and putting food on the table.  I have to be honest and admit that I don’t think a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 16th, 2013
3 Comments
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I remember how excited I was to get my first checkbook.  I was away at college and chose my very own checks with the image I wanted on them.  I chose the Whale Scenes checks.  I felt so grownup to have my own checkbook and be able to pay my own bills with the money […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 15th, 2013
0 Comments
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Economic times are tough and many are finding themselves in places where they are in debt, losing their homes, or finding they have to climb out and save their families by filing bankruptcy.  It is an emotionally and financially trying situation – one that no one wishes on another person.  The process of bankruptcy also […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 6th, 2013
1 Comment
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Vacation period is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about your next family break. Whether it’s going to be a couple of days or a couple of weeks, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, as long as you’re thrifty with your spending and practical in your planning. This guide from PassSmart […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 2nd, 2013
0 Comments
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By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Apr 2nd, 2013
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When reading an article on women taking control of their finances, I read something that peaked my interest.  Did you know that more than a third of American women are now the family breadwinner?  Although that is pretty awesome, women still tend to pass the buck on important money matters, including investing and retirement.  Have […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Mar 4th, 2013
5 Comments
146 Views
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  How many times did we hear that growing up?  And how many of us repeat that same saying to our own children?  I’m sure there are a lot of us!  With a big family, we are on a tight budget, so I take advantage of good […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jan 7th, 2013
7 Comments
69 Views
Iframe support required to view this content. Wanting a happy relationship or marriage is completely natural, but what can you do to ensure it will stay that way when talking about finances?  You have to be proactive when it comes to talking about finances with your spouse or partner.  You can’t just “expect” it to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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Life as we know it can change overnight – with little or no warning, our family’s welfare and financial security could be put at risk unexpectedly.  While we have no control over the acts of Mother Nature, we do have control over our family’s financial security and well-being.  As a mother, I want to ensure […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
0 Comments
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As our children get older, we start looking more closely at saving for college and retirement.  Being a work-at-home parent makes it even more necessary to start setting aside money for our future, as I don’t have an employer doing it for me.  Like many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck can make it difficult to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
42 Views
Growing up, my dad taught me about earning money and saving money.  We would earn an allowance and each time we came up on “pay day,” we set aside a certain amount that would go into savings.  This was back in the day when we would actually go into the bank to make a deposit […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Jun 18th, 2012
2 Comments
116 Views
As a single mama of a family of four, prescriptions can add up really fast!  When your little ones are sick, you want to do anything you can to help them feel better.  Dropping off the prescription isn’t that painful, but going to checkout can be!!!  That’s why I recommend the Walgreens Prescription Savings Plan! […]...
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