Researching the cost of raising a child can be enough to make any would-be parent’s head spin, but we went straight to the source and asked an expert about how to budget for baby.
With school less than a week away it’s time to start shopping for clothing and supplies. Unfortunately, tax-free weekend in Alabama is the weekend AFTER school starts. Here are a few ways you can save NOW!
How soon can you refinance a home? Is now a good time? How do families build their credit to refinance? We asked local experts YOUR questions about one of your most important assets – your home.
I’d love to know the best way to save for a child’s college education. The best way to save for a child’s education is the 529 Plan. Residents of Alabama should use the College Counts 529 Plan. This will be State and Federally tax free if used for higher education and you can receive a […]
Well, it’s official. I’m in love. Now, I’m not usually one to speak so publicly and freely about my heart’s desire, but since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I figured, “What the heck?” Before I go any further, though, I have to confess that the love of my life right now is a […]
As the school year gets closer, the pinch on your wallet can increase. New school supplies, clothes and shoes can stretch any budget and with so many here in the Tennessee Valley feeling the extra pinch of the government furlough any and all ways to save money are appreciated. So we asked Jennifer Bader from […]
As long as I can remember I’ve been doing chores to earn an allowance. When I turned 14, however, things changed. I still had to do my chores, but I got a substantial increase in pay. My parents would pay for my three basic necessities: food, water and shelter. I was not to tell my […]
Did you know that certain months consistently offer the best time of year to purchase specific items? This may seem like a no-brainer. . . I’m betting you’ve figured out by now that school supplies are cheapest in late July and August. (Have you checked your local office supply flier lately? You can’t beat a […]
Last week I stated that if every reader of Rocket City Mom donated $5 worth of school supplies we could make a huge difference. Well, on Monday, I went to Target to test my theory. I didn’t use any coupons and I feel like I walked away with a pretty good load of supplies. I […]
I don’t know when it came up, but I was talking recently to a big-wig here at the company about the spoiling of children. I was really poking him in jest, because I knew he had his brood in a private school.. and mostly because I knew he could take it. I don’t just poke […]
Have you ever seen the perfect coupon mommy as you’ve stumbled your way through the grocery aisles? You know the one I’m talking about – she’s got her cute coupon binder opened to the exact coupons she needs (organized by store, aisle, shelf, and product, of course. . .) and she even has extra coupon […]
First, let me say that I am no longer a mystery shopper. That is the only reason I feel reasonably comfortable writing this now. As it is, I can’t share all the details of the work I did because that would break the varied confidentiality agreements I signed back when I did do this work. […]