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 Kevin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and four kids. His spare time is spent exploring Northeast Ohio and planning family vacations.

Pandemic Adventures in Hocking Hills

After months of being cooped up in our home, we decided our family needed a getaway. Several of our spring and summer trips were canceled due to the pandemic. I know many of you have had similar exper... Read more

Financial Tips & Resources for Dealing With COVID-19

Our current situation is like nothing any of us has seen before. The impact the COVID-19 pandemic is going to leave on our world will no doubt be felt for years, if not decades, to come. It’s muc... Read more

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

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