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Val's posts from: May 2018

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted On: May 25th, 2018
Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday. It is the unofficial start to summer. Public pools start to open. Schools are either out or will be soon. Better still, we get an extra day off of work. There are parades, festivals, cookouts and American flags everywhere. Retail stores have massive sales ...read more

4 Ways to Save on Vacation

Posted On: May 22nd, 2018
Like most people, I have an extensive list of places I want to visit. Apart from time, the biggest obstacle to all my travel plans is ... you guessed it … money. But actually, traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. When it comes to booking a vacation, at home or abroad, there are many different ways to save money. For example, I have a friend who recently flew out from Dayton to Las Vegas for the weekend for $120 round trip! ...read more

Upcoming Summer Festivals

Posted On: May 18th, 2018
Festival season will soon be in full swing! Going to festivals is a great way to discover new foods, possible new hobby and craft idea, as well as local businesses that might not have been on your radar. My little one is at the age now where she enjoys going to festivals because there is always something fun to do for the kids. ...read more

4 Tips to Help You Save Money on Home Renovations

Posted On: May 15th, 2018
Owning a home is a lot of work! You have regular up-keep, repairs and renovations to worry about. If you are like me, the renovations never stop, and they can get expensive. There are, however, ways to save money without sacrificing quality or style. I promise it can be done! ...read more

Free Summer Fitness Classes

Posted On: May 11th, 2018
I have loved the warm, sunny days lately. I think they are finally here to stay! Along with warmer weather come more opportunities to get outside. Free or low-cost outdoor fitness classes begin to pop up; in fact, there are a few scheduled to start in the upcoming weeks that I am interested in. ...read more

Easy DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Posted On: May 8th, 2018
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when we celebrate how great our moms are. The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s to honor the memory of her mother. The church where her mother is buried holds the title of International Mother’s Day Shrine . ...read more

Local Summer Camps

Posted On: May 3rd, 2018
It is hard to believe it is already May! While it may not feel like it, summer is right around the corner! Soon the kids will be out of school, leaving us moms and dads to find fun and engaging activities for our little ones. Thankfully, finding activities during the summer is pretty easy ...read more

Money Saving Apps

Posted On: May 1st, 2018
Have you ever thought about using your smartphone to save you money? If you are like me, you use your phone for just about everything anyway. Why not use it to save money as well? There are tons of legitimate apps out there that will do just that! A while ago my friend introduced me to an app that would save me money by me simply going grocery shopping. ...read more