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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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Learn how to manage your family money better. From budgeting to traveling on the cheap, we share how we manage our family finances down to the very last penny, so you can too.

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Cedar Point 2024: 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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Cedar Point 2024 News & Updates

Cedar Point announced several changes and updates coming to the park and the entire family of Cedar Fair properties. Park fans waited a long time, but details have finally been released on Top Thrill 2, the latest roller coaster addition to the park. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it builds on former park coaster Top Thrill Dragster. 

Perhaps the biggest news is the announcement by Cedar Fair of a merger with Six Flags. The news sent shockwaves across the amusement park world. 

Keep reading for the scoop on Cedar Point 2024 news & updates.

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Kings Island 2024 News & Updates

On August 10th, 2023, Kings Island Amusement Park and Cedar Fair announced that it was expanding its award-winning kids’ area, Camp Snoopy. The park announced Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers, a new roller coaster, would be added to the family-friendly area for the 2024 season, along with other new additions to Camp Snoopy. 

We’re huge fans of Kings Island. Our kids are teens now and probably not as interested in Camp Snoopy, but the updated kids’ area will surely be a hit among families visiting the amusement park for years to come.

Keep reading to learn more about the changes coming to Kings Island in 2024. 

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The Best Things To Do In Columbus Ohio With Kids

Whether you are traveling through Ohio’s capital city, planning to take a trip there, or live nearby and are looking for new things to do with your family, Columbus, Ohio, has so many options for fun family activities. From impressive parks and gardens to interactive museums and exciting sporting events, there’s sure to be something in Columbus, Ohio, that will create a lasting memory for you and your family.

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Mint Alternatives: Budgeting Apps To Consider in 2024

Financial technology company Intuit recently announced that it was closing the doors on Mint, its ultra-popular budgeting app. According to the company, they are “reimagining” Mint as part of Intuit Credit Karma. The company is currently migrating customers over to Credit Karma. 

Unfortunately, Credit Karma doesn’t have budgeting features. Whomp Whomp!

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Things To Do in Chicago with Teens

If you have teens in your family, you owe it to yourself and them to schedule a trip to Chicago soon.  There are so many fun things to do in Chicago. It’s one of the most popular cities in America to visit, especially for families.

Check out our list of the best things to do in Chicago with teens.

Use our list to plan your next family adventure. It includes some of Chicago’s more well-known sights and attractions as well as some hidden gems. 

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