Welcome to family money adventure

Encouraging you to build wealth with kindness and your values center stage. 

Why family money adventure?

There are three main components to our content. We want to share how we manage family finances in order to travel more and spend more time together. 

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Family

Our site is for families, or those planning a family. Our family means the world to us and I know that you feel the same way (about your own family of course. We will be satisfied if you just like us).That is why most of the content you find here is all about the kids. In the future we plan to expand on content for teens as our kids grow. Subscribe to stay up to date on our latest posts.

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Money

Money is important. It’s hard to do most things without it. Growing up, I don’t remember learning about money, spending, saving, budgets or retirement. Most of us aren’t taught about money until we already are in debt or have made poor financial decisions. We want to share some practical solutions for making your money work for you. Financial freedom should be a goal for every family.

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Adventure

Our family loves adventure. We love to explore, learn and have fun wherever we go. Adventures can be local. Adventures can be in your own neighborhood or even your own house. Our goal is to share ways you can find more room for adventure in your family’s life, whether through travel tips or learning to get creative in your part of the world. Oh and we make sure to share how to do it on a budget.

Our Latest posts

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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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Teaching Your Family About Money

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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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How To Build Credit

Building good credit is a lot like building a strong house — it’s all about laying down a solid foundation for your money matters. It might sound tough, especially if you’ve got a lot on your plate as a parent, but getting a handle on your credit score is super important for keeping your finances on track.

This guide is here to help make things simpler. We’re going to break everything down into easy steps and explain why each one matters, so you can make smart choices for you and your family.

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How To Create A Family Budget

People tend to hate the word “budget.” They see budgets as restrictive, and in many cases, they’re right. But they don’t have to be. Budgets are simply a plan for how to spend your money.

Having a solid family budget is essential to managing your money effectively. There are dozens of budgeting methods available to use. Some work better than others, and what works for our family may not be the best option for yours.

Follow along as we walk step-by-step through how to create a family budget.

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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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The Best Debit Cards For Kids

Debit cards for kids are helpful financial literacy tools for teaching your children about money management. Cards are typically either tied to a checking account or are reloadable prepaid cards.

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