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Home Organization Tips

Posted March 4, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

The pandemic shifted us all to spend more time at home. At first, the extra time at home seemed like a dream come true. After days turned into weeks and weeks into months, we are now here one year later. The combination of working from home and home-schooling, along with limited leisure, has left many of us unorganized amongst congested and cluttered spaces.

Valentine's Day Budget Friendly Craft

Posted February 1, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

Kids of all ages will enjoy creating a happy hedgehog craft with hearts, paint, pom poms, and our printable hedgehog template. Best of all it's budget friendly and you can easily adapt it to use items you already have at home.

New year. Fresh start.

Posted January 21, 2021  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change

Welcome to a new year! Now is the time for a fresh start and some new goals.

A good goal must be specific, measurable, achievable, and realistic. When it comes to personal finance, it’s easy to get overly ambitious and lose steam within a few weeks. Big dreams like saving for the future, or becoming debt free, are often far too lofty and vague to be attainable. Instead, we’ve broken down four mini goals, or challenges, for the month of January to get you thinking about your finances.

Want to give back this holiday season? We’ve got some ideas.

Posted December 22, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change

Safely Volunteer During this 2020 Holiday Season.

During this time of year, many individuals and families want to volunteer, donate gifts, or weave the importance of giving into their holiday traditions. We’ve had to give up a lot in the name of stopping the spread of coronavirus, but one thing you don’t need to give up right now is volunteering and giving back to our communities.


Host Thanksgiving on a $50 budget

Posted November 5, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change, Education

Thanksgiving Dinner for $50?!

If this seems crazy, you may be surprised to learn a typical Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people in 2019 was just shy of $49.* The beauty of this meal is that while it seems rich and extravagant, the ingredients are simple, hearty, and easily feed a crowd.

If the task of hosting falls to you this year, sticking to the menu below will keep your budget on track.  

Start saving for the holidays, today!

Posted October 20, 2020  |   Topics: Savings Tips, Wallet Wisdom, Pocket Change

The holiday countdown has begun.

Soon Halloween will arrive and, days after, retail stores will immediately change displays and advertising over to winter holidays. The average consumer spends around $1,000 during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. Perhaps COVID-19 has changed your financial situation this year. Now is a great time for families to think about saving up before the winter holidays.

Back to School Tech Tips

Posted September 15, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change, Education

Six tips will equip your family for taking on back-to-school tech.

Back-to-school looks a little different this year, and as a parent, you have your work cut out for you. Whether your student has a hybrid schedule or is learning exclusively from home, being tech-savvy will help you (and them) navigate the school year more smoothly.