Money Smart: Financial Tips for Stay at Home Moms

The age-old argument between stay-at-home moms and career women can go on for years. Some may argue stay-at-home mommies have the toughest job there is; a round-the-clock, 24/7 job of taking care their children, but they don’t get paid for it.

According to How Stuff Works, the United States has 5 million full time moms, some who even quit lucrative careers to tend to their families. But hope is not lost for those moms who opted out of the traditional 9-to-5.

Check out some tips to for full-time mommies to opt into their monthly budget.

1.) Where is the Money Going?
Accessing where all of your money is going is vital to creating a secure, financial budget. You can’t help what you don’t address, so it’s important to keep track of every penny. What do you spend money on that you can make at home? Do you really need cable TV? Can you check off a few of those extra expenses on your phone bill? Be honest with yourself about your needs versus your wants.

2.) Cook Meals at Home That Will Last
Going out to eat can get really expensive. By the time you add up appetizers, drinks, money for tip and parking fare, you’ve spent more than you’d initially thought. Consider eating out a luxury, something you do to reward yourself for an accomplishment, or once every three weeks. Instead, opt for yummy at home meals that are not only cost efficient, but can last over the span of a few days.

Try different recipes, too. For example, when making a big pot of spaghetti sauce, put some sauce up for chilli night. Buy chicken in bulk and use it with different recipes throughout the week. Or if you must have a dinner night out, check out websites to see where kids eat free on certain days and times of the week.

3.) Coupons Are Your Friend

Oh, coupons, other wise known as, free money! Make it your duty to grab a Sunday newspaper and cut coupons for your household needs. Not only is it free, but a little piece of paper can save you money when buying what you would normally buy anyhow.

4.) Consider Part Time Work From Home
In today’s economy, there are valid opportunities to work from home and make some serious dough. Many companies off customer service positions where all you’ll need is WIFI and a phone. Check out some positions that are flexible that allow you to spend time at home, but make some extra cash on the side.

- Angela (@SheisAngela)

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Petrolicious examines a very special Jaguar C-Type

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Jaguar’s C-Type is legendary. But within that rare breed of feline, the 1953 C-Type is rarer still, with only three lightweight versions built to run Le Mans.

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2016 BAC Mono is updated with 305-hp, 2.5-liter engine

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For the 2016 model year, the BAC Mono gets a 305-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine to replace its previous 2.3-liter mill. The extra 25 hp comes with no weight penalty.

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Barack Obama Calls USWNT After World Cup Victory, Invites Team to White House

It probably wasn’t as cool as beating Japan to win the 2015 World Cup, but the players of the U.S. women’s national team got a phone call they’d never forget from Barack Obama.

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The President told the team that “you guys kind of took the suspense out of it” after scoring four goals in the opening 16 minutes. He also jokingly asked Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat trick, what she’s been eating.

Obama concluded the conversation by inviting the team to the White House to celebrate the title.

The USWNT love fest will continue on Friday, too, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced there will be a ticker-tape parade to honor the champs.

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Watch YouTuber Shane Dawson Come Out As Bisexual In This Emotional Video!

So inspiring!

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Opening up about your sexuality is such an emotional and difficult thing to do, so Shane Dawson did it where he feels most comfortable: on YouTube.

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On Tuesday, the viral video maker uploaded himself making a courageous confession about his sexual preference, and bravely shared with his 6.7 million subscribers that he’s bisexual!

Shane is known for doing comedies, parodies, and sketches on his channel, but in this touching vid he showed his serious side and talked about how confusing it has been for him to be attracted to more than one gender.

During the 14-minute admission, he shed some tears about how much he’s struggled with his identity because of his bisexuality.

But, he says a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders now:

“I feel so f*cking good because I feel like I’ve been hiding for so f*cking long. So, I love you guys.”

See the entire tear-jerking video (below)!

Even though Shane revealed he didn’t want to make this video, we’re really glad he did!

We’re so proud of him for being brave enough to open up and share his feelings with the world, and we hope he’s happier now that he doesn’t have to hide who he is anymore!

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Four new Microsoft devices leak including one for Continuum codenamed ‘Munchkin’

The site MicrosoftInsider.es tonight is reporting on four new alleged Microsoft devices heading to market later this year. The code names for the devices include Valora, Munchkin, Murano and Livana and there is an accompanying graphic giving more details about the hardware.

According to MicrosoftInsider.es and their sources, Valora is the next-gen of Treasure Tag. In fact, this device was recently seen passing through the FCC. Evidently it has a new feature on board called ‘Motion Guard’ likely to alert users when the tag is moved, as opposed to just being out of distance from the paired Windows Phone.










Four new Microsoft devices leak including one for Continuum codenamed ‘Munchkin’

The site MicrosoftInsider.es tonight is reporting on four new alleged Microsoft devices heading to market later this year. The code names for the devices include Valora, Munchkin, Murano and Livana and there is an accompanying graphic giving more details about the hardware.

According to MicrosoftInsider.es and their sources, Valora is the next-gen of Treasure Tag. In fact, this device was recently seen passing through the FCC. Evidently it has a new feature on board called ‘Motion Guard’ likely to alert users when the tag is moved, as opposed to just being out of distance from the paired Windows Phone.










Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos is welcomed by Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem and French Finance Minister Sapin at a euro zone finance ministers meeting on the situation in Greece in BrusselsBy Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. "The stark reality is that we have only five days left … Until now I have avoided talking about deadlines, but tonight I have to say loud and clear that the final deadline ends this week," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Friday to present the proposal, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped to have convincing reform commitments from Tsipras on Thursday so she could ask the German parliament to authorize negotiations on a new aid program.


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