Back to School with American Express Offers

If you're an American Express cardholder like me, you pride yourself on being smart with your money. That means making wise choices and minimizing debt. That can be tough this time of the year, when you start seeing those three dreaded words on signs and in ads EVERYWHERE. You know the words I'm talking about: "Back to School."...more

My Favorite Way To Save Money: American Express Offers

For a little over five years we have used our American Express card to pay for everything. We have done our research on rewards programs and the options offered by Amex were by far our favorite, not to mention the long list of other benefits of being a card member. We have used Amex rewards to purchase a refrigerator from Home Depot, to buy a television through Amazon, to book rental cars, and more! ...more

5 Ways to Save Money Without Sacrifice

Recently my 2012 series about how I lived on $20 per week has been rediscovered and I have been fielding quite a few questions about how I was able to survive on that little money....more

Save Big This Back to School with Amex Offers

I became an American Express advocate at a fairly young age. My father provided me with a credit card, for emergencies only of course, when I was a senior in high school. This was every teenagers dream! I’m not going to lie, a time or two I used this for “dinner emergencies,” “shopping emergencies,” and “travel emergencies.” Nonetheless, it was comforting to know I had the funds available in case of an extreme emergency....more

Living in Boston, I often have the opportunity to play surrogate mom to friends’ kids who move here to attend college. I enjoy helping them settle in, having them to dinner, and bringing them chicken soup when they’re sick. I’ve always loved Back to School season, so even though my own children are done with school, I look forward to opportunities to vicariously shop for supplies, furnish dorm rooms and stock the mini fridge with comfort foods. ...more

How to Save on Your Credit Card Bill with Amex Offers

Anybody that reads here regularly knows I am a huge fan of saving money. Noah and I are constantly looking for ways we can save on things we do every day. Our American Express credit card is a huge way we save on everyday expenditures each month. I feel like credit cards have gotten a bad rap lately. ...more

My Must Have Kitchen List Part 2: Things You Don't Really Need

Since my last "must-have" kitchen list, I've been putting together a list of things that you don't really need, but want for the kitchen. We all know that everyone has that list, too....more

Save Money with Your Amex Card and Enter to win a $100 Amex Gift Card!

Like most of you, I'm all about finding bargains. I take time to clip coupons, search out discount codes before I place an order online, save special offers from restaurants, and look for deals on group discount sites. There's really no reason to pay full price for anything if you do your homework. It's so easy to save money and over time, it definitely pays off. ...more

Family road trip togetherness and Chevy Traverse...

When we were kids, even though my parents didn't have a ton of money, they always found a way to make sure we had some kind of vacation or trip. We were so excited to pile in the car as kids and see something new with some family road trip togetherness, especially when we were going to a new state....more

Life is About the Journey -- Road Trips Then and Now.

Our car trip to Utah was a memorable one this summer. Drew was going to drive us up, and then fly back down. He ended up having a job interview the morning we had hoped to leave early on. That put us a few hours behind schedule...more