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One Class Review

One Class Review

If you’re in college or considering going back, you probably want to soften the blow of tuition, books, fees and housing as much as possible. While we have posted about a number of different opportunities to earn money on the side, today we’re talking about something...

Money Making Ideas for the New Year

Money Making Ideas for the New Year

Is making more money a New Year's resolution? You've come to the right place! January marks the beginning of a new month, year and decade and what better way to enter this transformative period by setting up additional income streams? Whether you need extra cash to...

Keeping the Christmas Card Tradition Alive

Keeping the Christmas Card Tradition Alive

As a child, I always remember my grandmother getting Christmas cards, usually starting the first week of December. She’d place them all over the huge bay window along with her decorations and I’d marvel at them as they accumulated. My other grandmother had her piano...

Preparing Your Child for Preschool Graduation

Preparing Your Child for Preschool Graduation

Preschool graduation is one of those things that some think to be silly - "Oh it's just preschool!" they'll say. And I can't help but question if they've ever had preschoolers, because let me tell you - the friendships they form at 4 or 5 years old are some of the...

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

I’m so over standardized testing. Maybe not as over it as my Kindergartner and 1st grader, but close! Given this past year’s health crisis, my children are still both learning remotely. Most days are actually pretty okay. And I recognize a large part of that is not...

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Self-care. We hear so much talk about how important it is to practice self-care. But what do you see when I say self-care? If you take one scroll down social media or Google it, you’d likely get the idea that self-care is all about the massages, baths, lotions, and...

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Amber Temerity Lozzi

Founder of ThriftyGuardian.com, Amber is a money wise mama looking to help other parents lead rich lives.

She lives in Springfield, IL with her two kids, husband, and more pets than she cares to admit to.

She also works as an online business strategist at AmberLozzi.com.