Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne is the co-founder and budgeting and family travel enthusiast behind FamilyMoneyAdventure.com. Kevin is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance and travel. He is a regular contributor to Forbes Advisor, Credit Karma, Fox Business, Credible, CreditCards.com, and Student Loan Planner.

Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love

Despite what you’ve been taught or have grown up seeing, you can spend your money on what you value. What you like. What you love.

It’s called values-based budgeting. And we’re going to show you how it works and how you can create a family budget that covers all of your bills, helps you save for the future, and keeps your money going towards the things you value most in life.

Visiting Holiday World in 2022: A Complete Guide

Hidden in Southeastern Indiana, close to the Kentucky border, lies one of the most unique amusement parks in America — Holiday World. Located in Santa Clause, Indiana, the park is a regional gem and favorite among amusement park enthusiasts. While it doesn’t boast some of the bigger roller coasters found at other amusement parks, it holds its own with family-friendly attractions and many unique offerings.

Our Adoption Story

Adoption is more than just an expansion of your family. Or the expenses that accompany it. 

Adoptions are messy. Painful. Gut-wrenching. Chaotic. Traumatic. 

Maybe it’s not like that for everyone. Our girls were older when we adopted them. We also already had other kids. Maybe it’s not as jolting an experience adopting a newborn. I have no idea and won’t pretend to understand what that’s like. 

The Best Vacation Rental Sites & Why We Love Rental Homes

After adopting our two girls, we soon realized that our future travel plans would need to change. That’s because we no longer fit into a standard hotel room. There are some hotel chains that offer suites that fit up to six people. We still book these types of places when we’re on the road for a night or a weekend sports tournament. However, spending a week or longer cramped into a hotel room isn’t very fun. That’s why we love to book most of our travel through vacation rental sites.