Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne is the budgeting and family travel enthusiast behind He's also the host of the Family Money Adventure Show podcast, where he helps families learn to manage their money better so they can afford to do the things they love.  Kevin is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance and travel. He is a regular contributor to USA Today, Forbes Advisor, Bankrate, Fox Business, Credible, and

How to Save Money on the Big 3 Expenses

Too often, people (myself included) focus on cutting small expenses from their budget instead of going after big financial wins. We’ve all heard how dropping Starbucks lattes and avocado toast from our daily routine is the solution to paying off tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt or building a million-dollar investment portfolio. Yes, making these kinds of changes can help, but they won’t have as significant an impact as learning how to save money on your biggest monthly expenses. 

Tips for Planning Solo Travel with Children

Parents, have you ever planned a trip just for you and your child or one of your kids? Or maybe a solo trip with more than one child? 

Planning one-on-one trips helped us connect with each of our kids and instill a love of travel and adventure into their lives. It also provides a unique opportunity for them to take ownership in planning and enjoying a vacation just for themselves. 

Cedar Point Frontier Festival Guide 2023

We were lucky enough to attend Cedar Point Frontier Festival last season. The inaugural event included mouth-watering bites, craft beers, seltzers and signature cocktails, games, shopping, live music, and something for everyone to enjoy. Not only was the Frontier Festival an undeniable success but it also raised money for an important cause — The Prayers From Maria Foundation. 

The Frontier Festival returns to Cedar Point for this season, running May 25 – June 18, 2023. Here’s a look at what to expect at Cedar Point Frontier Festival 2023, ticket options, and tips for having a great time at the amusement park. 

Cedar Point Unveils The Boardwalk for Family-Friendly Thrills For The 2023 Season

I recently was invited to a media event at Cedar Point Amusement Park for the unveiling of the park’s new themed area — The Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is located towards the Lake Erie Shore adjacent to Cedar Point Beach. It’s home to the new Wild Mouse Coaster, a family-friendly coaster, along with several other attractions that either existed in the area before or were relocated. Here’s a look at what you can expect along The Boardwalk at Cedar Point.