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Cedar Point 2024: A Complete Guide And Tips For Navigating The Amusement Park Like A Pro

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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The Best Things To Do In Cleveland With Kids in 2024

Ok, so I’ve dreaded writing this blog post. Not because we don’t love Cleveland. Because WE DO. Cleveland is so underrated. We love living here and proclaim its virtues from the rooftops whenever we can. 

I’ve dreaded this post because it’s nearly impossible to narrow down our favorite Cleveland experiences, attractions, museums, parks, restaurants, and everything else CLEVELAND. 

We’ve had the honor and privilege of raising our family near the CLE. The city has given us so many great family days. Whether you’re a longtime local or one of the billion people we’ve told to visit Cleveland, there are plenty of things to see and do in this fair city. 

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Things To Do in Chicago with Teens In 2024

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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Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2024

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 2024, 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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A Beginner’s Guide To Travel Rewards for Families

Shortly after adopting our girls, we realized that we needed to improve our finances. While researching how to save money, budget, save, and invest, I stumbled upon a couple of personal finance bloggers talking about travel rewards. By getting certain credit cards and meeting spending requirements, you could earn big sign-up bonuses and rewards redeemable for airfare, hotels and other travel expenses. 

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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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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.

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