Family Money Adventure

Kevin Payne is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance and travel. His work has been featured in Forbes and Credit Karma. He is a regular contributor to Student Loan Planner, FinanceBuzz, and Club Thrifty. Kevin is the budget and family travel expert behind FamilyMoneyAdventure.com. Kevin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and four kids. His spare time is spent exploring Northeast Ohio and planning family vacations.

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

As parents, we have the important task of preparing our children for adult life. Sometimes that’s done through example. Other times, it’s done through teaching moments. Teaching kids everything th... Read more

Christmas (Planning) in July

It’s July and it’s time to start thinking about...Christmas. What?! I mean it. It’s the perfect time to start planning for all of the expenses that come along with the holidays. You know it’s ... Read more

Baseball Lovers' Guide to Northeast Ohio and Beyond

Baseball is back and not many places do it like Northeast Ohio! There are a plethora of professional baseball teams within driving distance. Plus, a day or night out to the ballpark makes for a perfec... Read more

4 Great Budgeting Apps to Track Your Finances

Budgeting is an important part of financial success for any family. It helps you analyze past finances, adjust for current expenses, and plan for the future. Being able to track your spending allows y... Read more

Family Travel During Peak Times

If you’ve ever tried to book a family vacation during spring break or other popular vacation times, you know that generally, you are going to end up paying more than you would at other times of the ... Read more

How to Do More (and Less) in 2019

It’s a new year. Have you spent some time recently reflecting on the past year and dreaming of what is in store for you and your family in 2019? Maybe you’ve made resolutions or set goals you want... Read more

Enjoy the Seas’N of Play at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Our family recently visited the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. If you’ve never visited, it’s a great local attraction for families. The aquarium is packed with interesting aquatic creatures as well a... Read more

The Importance of Holiday Traditions for Families

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes anticipated traditions for our family. Like many families, there are certain events and activities we love to include in our celebration of Christmas.... Read more

Olmsted Performing Arts & Other Local Programs Provide Affordable Options for Learning, Entertainment

One of our family’s favorite activities is attending plays and musicals. Whether we take all of the kids or it’s just my wife and me on a date night, we always love our time at the theater. Clevel... Read more

How to Create a Travel Fund for Your Next Family Vacation

My family spent time this past summer exploring Washington D.C. and Ocean City, Maryland. A few days into our trip, I was already thinking about and planning trips for next summer. My wife thought I w... Read more

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