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A Letter to our New College Student

A Letter to our New College Student

Last year at this time, I was preparing for senior photos and finalizing details about selecting a college and absorbing the reality of Madison’s last first day of high school. Before I knew it, we were planning a graduation party. La ...
Tips for Renewing Your Passport

Tips for Renewing Your Passport

Since the girls were babies, we have paid the fees to keep their passports active. It ensures we are ready to take a family cruise, visit beautiful places like Turks & Caicos or even be able to cross over into Canada while visiting ...
Tips for Planning a Graduation Party

Tips for Planning a Graduation Party

This past weekend marked a milestone for us as we celebrated Madison’s graduation from high school. Maybe it was the fact that we were juggling life in a pandemic or perhaps a serious medical crisis, but the time seemed to really fly ...
If You Enjoy Finding Money, Read This and Claim it!

If You Enjoy Finding Money, Read This and Claim it!

A few weeks back, my friend, Kim, posted a link on Facebook that really got me charged. No, it wasn’t about politics. It was a link to an unclaimed property website. It’s not a new concept to me at all. In fact, when I worked fo ...
Tips to Prepare for High School Senior Photos

Tips to Prepare for High School Senior Photos

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve used the pandemic as crutch to avoid doing some things. Whether it’s travel, upgrades to the home, what to make for dinner or a doctor’s appointment to treat an ailment, I’m ...
Does Your Teen Know When to Tip?

Does Your Teen Know When to Tip?

Some things have happened over the course of the last several months that really made me think about how my girls are growing. Madison attended her first college fair and both girls took organized trips with their peers. During Madison̵ ...
Preparing to Attend A College Fair

Preparing to Attend A College Fair

It seems like just yesterday that I was waving as Madison boarded the bus for preschool. But it was far from yesterday… it was August 2007. So much of what we did back then was a first. I tried to start making a list of those early &# ...
How to Get Your Teen Ready for Driver’s Education

How to Get Your Teen Ready for Driver’s Education

Last year at this time, I was faced with the realization that my daughters are growing up. While Madison wasn’t old enough to get her full driver’s license, she was authorized by the state to have a school permit. It’s a r ...
The Fastest Way to Get Through the DMV

The Fastest Way to Get Through the DMV

During a recent trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, I had a revelation. This was our third trip there over recent months, all for different reasons. First, we were there so Madison could get a license to drive to and from school, then ...