How to Maximize Your Memberships


Chances are, you are already paying for membership into a warehouse like Costco, a group like AAA, or even some sort of insurance, but what you might not know is that those memberships come with added benefits in other areas! Here are just a few to ask about…

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5 Back to School Budget Tips: Maximize your Money!


It seems like back to school lists keep getting bigger and bigger these days, even though our back to school budgets are getting smaller and smaller. But have no fear! I’m here to help you maximize your money for back to school time. And even those of you who don’t have kids (or have moved beyond the back to school …

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Free Birthday Food & Deals 2018 {Live TV}

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Over the summer, our family celebrates 3 birthdays, so I felt it only fitting to share all the free birthday food & deals we’ve been able to take advantage of today on Talk of the Town live. If you want to know about more freebies and deals, make sure you sign up for my email list in the column on …

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Free Summer Fun {In & Around Nashville}


I’m doing the legwork for you – planning some FREE summer fun for you and the kids in and around Nashville! From short outings around here…to day trips…to weekend getaways, it’s a summer of fun for you and the family : Free Summer Fun in Nashville FREE Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Admission – Get a Community Counts …

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How to Find Lost Money

How to Find Lost Money

Have you ever wondered how to find lost money? Have you thought about unclaimed property the government may be holding in your name? There are literally billions of dollars of unclaimed funds in the United States alone, so why not claim your share. Here is where you need to start: Check the division of unclaimed property for any state you’ve …

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7 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life

7 simple ways to simplify your life

Simplifying isn’t necessarily a new topic, but it seems to be all the rage right now. With the viral popularity of Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, everyone is trying to get back to basics in multiple areas of their lives. You need to ACT: assess your situation, commit to a plan, take action (being disorganized …

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How to Set Yourself (& Your Family) Up for Success This Year

With the New Year underway, some of your resolutions may have already come and gone. But with these simple tips to help you plan ahead, you can rest assured both you and your family will be on the same page moving forward this year. How to Set Yourself (& Your Family) Up for Success This Year 1. Hold a Family …

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Gifts that Give Back {as seen on Talk of the Town TV}

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 For years I’ve been looking for gifts that give back as a way to both shop for people I love and support causes I believe in. After all, what better way is there to make your dollar stretch further than to know it’s doing double duty? In an effort to help with your holiday shopping AND giving, I’m sharing ways …

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Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Bites Recipe {ALDI Friendsgiving}

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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with ALDI. As one of my favorite places to shop, I was thrilled to develop this original recipe for sweet and savory sweet potato bites using the wide variety of affordable options available at ALDI for a quick and simple Friendsgiving get together. Chances are you’ll be traveling all over to meet up …

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Themed Fall Break Road Trips
{Driving from Nashville}


This fall break, my husband and I are each taking one of our kids for some individual travel time together, so today I want to share some themed fall break road trip ideas to destinations within just a few hours drive from Nashville that would be fun with (or without!) kids or grandkids. The key to these fall break road …

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