finance

We Don’t Have To Sign Credit Card Receipts Anymore
Save your signature for autographs because according to USA Today we no longer have to sign credit card receipts! This archaic method of proving that you are who you say you are has been made obsolete thanks to EMV readers and much more advanced fraud fighters.
A First Time Maine Dance Mom Takes on Picture Day!
My 7 year old has her first real dance school recital coming up in May. We are so excited! First things first though, picture day.
This is her $60.00 costume. It's pretty cute, but the tutu is crushed and wrinkled and it may be beyond my skill set to get it looking ballerina-ready...
Learn From My Mistakes. What NOT to Put Down a Kitchen Drain!
Who knew that eggshells clogged up drains? Not me! Even my garbage disposal couldn't prevent them from stopping up the works and making me lay down some cash to have a plumber get things moving again. Is there anything more miserable than spending your hard earned sushi budget on something prev…
How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Leave At Your House?
The Tooth Fairy is due for a visit at our house. Short Kid's two front teeth are about to vacate the premises and that means a donation to the Ice Cream Truck Fund! My Mother-in-Law pointed out that Anneliese looks like Nanny McPhee!
Ask me what I want for mother's Day...
Shelling Out Big Money for Kids’ Birthday Parties!
Kids' birthday parties are big money! A new study found that on top of shelling out $250 on gifts, the average parents spend about $450 on each of their children's birthday parties. I am a below average parent, thank you Family Dollar.
Short of hiring Beyonce, here's where that $450 goes:

Entertainmen…
Lottery Winner Do’s and Dont’s!
I am daydreaming about what I will do with my Powerball winnings, but I will take a short pause to share with you what I have learned in the event that you or I should win the estimated 675 million dollar lottery!

Sign the back of your ticket right away and put it in a safe place
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Free Apps May Wind Up Costing More Than Paid Ones!
Time to clean up your phone, those "free" apps are killing your data plan! My kids add free games on my phone, but today that comes to an end! I will now pony up the .99 cents because being cheap is costing me. A new study done by U.S.C...