Mother’s Day

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Make Mom’s Day…for Less!

Mother’s Day is a time where we find ways to express our love and appreciation for Mom. President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May for this holiday back in 1914 to celebrate this amazing lady in our lives. For over 100 years, we’ve honored and celebrated Moms on this special day! Since Mom is often considered the glue that holds the family together, indulging her on Mother’s Day is a priority. But finding that perfect gift can be a real challenge because to you, nothing ever seems good enough for Mom. And it’s even harder to spoil her when “you don’t have to get me anything” or “I don’t need anything” is all she seems to say! That doesn’t mean that we don’t try hard to make Mom happy. According to the National Retail Federation, total Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion in 2017.…

Why Moms Need Life Insurance, Too

There’s a popular belief that moms don’t need life insurance, especially if they don’t work. But given the many contributions (financial and otherwise) that most mothers make to their households, this couldn’t be more false. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled four scenarios to demonstrate why all moms need life insurance – whether they have a full-time job, a part-time job, or no job at all. You’re a Stay-at-Home Mom Think stay-at-home moms don’t need life insurance? Think again. It’s been estimated that stay-at-home moms in the US would earn $122,732 a year for their many job responsibilities, which include childcare, financial management, catering, housekeeping, IT, and car service. A $300K-$400K life insurance policy would be necessary to cover the cost of hiring outside help to fulfill these many duties in the event that you were no longer around to perform them. Your Spouse is the Breadwinner but You…

Spend Time — Not Money — On Mother's Day

shutterstock_134550482May 11th is Mother’s Day. And while tradition holds that a dozen roses, a Swedish massage, and a five-star restaurant are the perfect way to celebrate, these high-ticket gifts aren’t in everyone’s budget. Good news: it doesn’t matter. Showing your mother you love her is not about how much money you spend on her, but how much time you spend with her. Here are some great ideas for sharing this special day.
Memory Lane
Gather images and mementoes (like concert tickets or newspaper clippings) from your mother’s life and create a nice scrapbook that’s all about her.

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