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We know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to family finances. We fully acknowledge that everyone has a different starting line when it comes to personal finances. We also know that money carries so much power and influence. It allows you to take that family vacation, spend more time with those you love, and breathe easy about your future.  Our hope is that you find our content insightful and our suggested money tools helpful as you navigate your own unique money situation. 

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4 kids and 19 years of marriage we have found out a thing our two about how to build a functional family lifestyle. We are here to share that with you to help your family find balance.

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Walt Disney World Tips For Families

Our Disney World podcast episode series continues with Disney World tips for families. Whether it’s your first Disney World vacation or you’re a seasoned pro, these tips will help you plan an enjoyable experience for your entire family. 

Below are our favorite Walt Disney World tips for families. 

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How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles

Several years ago, I was introduced to the world of travel rewards. I learned that by getting certain credit cards, I could earn rewards and redeem them to cover our family’s travel expenses. In fact, our very first trip using points and miles was to the Orlando area. We visited Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando on that trip. We earned points with two hotel rewards programs and split our trip up between stays at two area hotels within those programs so we could cover the entire expense with points. We flew Southwest using Rapid Rewards points. Also, we earned enough points to qualify for a Southwest Companion Pass, which helped us save even more money. We rented a vehicle for the week, but I don’t remember if we covered the expense with rewards.

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Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023

The best budgeting apps help your family track monthly income and expenses and give you access to your budget anywhere, at any time. To determine the best budgeting apps for families in 2023, we looked at compared features, ease of use, availability, cost, and other essentials so that you can make the best choice for your family.

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Susie’s Bear Hollow opens at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Susie’s Bear Hollow this morning at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We’re longtime Cleveland Zoological Society members. Spending a day at the Zoo is one of our family’s favorite things to do in Cleveland. I jumped at the chance to see the new state-of-the-art habitat as it opened today. The morning also marked the unveiling of the new AdventureKeys program in partnership with KeyBank. 

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Kings Island Halloween Haunt Guide

Kings Island is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. It has some of our favorite roller coasters, like Orion, and of course, that iconic blue ice cream. In the fall, Kings Island is transformed into a fall and Halloween-themed wonderland for Halloween Haunt and the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. 

Keep reading to learn more about Halloween Haunt at Kings Island, including what to expect this year, the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest, and where to get tickets. 

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Cedar Point 2023: A Complete Guide

Cedar Point has a special place in my heart. Growing up, our family often made the trek to Sandusky, Ohio, no matter where we were living at the time. I also worked there in the summer while in college. Cedar Point will always be “America’s Rollercoast” to me. Use this complete guide to visiting Cedar Point to plan your family’s next visit to the amusement park. 

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