But I want it . . .

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We might be great at telling our kids no, but do we tell ourselves “No”?  The holidays are approaching, your savings goals are clear . . .and there are daily temptations to throw those goals out the window and make impulse purchases instead.  The grocery store, department stores, even fast food can throw you off track if you don’t plan … Read More

Family Who Saves TOY & MEDIA SWAP Party!

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A few years ago, one of our employees organized an Accessories “Swap” party and it was a great success–everyone who participated got rid of jewelry, scarves and shoes they didn’t wear any longer and everyone who participated went home with great accessories they were excited to wear! It’s now that time of year when the toys and games and movies … Read More

Curb Impulse Spending

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We might be great at telling our kids no, but do we tell ourselves “No”?  The holidays are approaching, your savings goals are clear . . .and there are daily temptations to throw those goals out the window and make impulse purchases instead.  The grocery store, department stores, even fast food can throw you off track if you don’t plan … Read More

Family Savings DREAM Board

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Kids are visual and they stay excited longer about a goal when they have a visual reminder. Heck, if we’re honest, adults stay better motivated with a visual reminder as well! Create a Family Savings DREAM Board together! (Some of you have already started a version of this on your Pinterest boards 🙂… Read More

Budgeting Tools

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There are so many budgeting tools out there, it can be intimidating.  Families Who Save Together use a range of budgeting strategies from online* tools to a cash-only envelope system. We are a fan of most budgeting tool as long as your family is using one–studies show it’s almost impossible to have success in Savings until you have a budget … Read More

Savings Thermometer

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A Savings Thermometer

Draw a picture of a giant thermometer. Put a picture or write your family savings goal at the top. One family we know used an outline of Mickey Mouse ears as their thermometer for a trip to Disney!  Consider putting small milestones on the chart if your goal is large.  Tack it up somewhere that the whole … Read More