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Family, Food & Fun in The Great Smokies!

Summer seems to go by within the blink of an eye and sadly, we don’t always get to relax as much as we would like to. Before worrying about getting back into the school-time routine, your family deserves to have one last getaway before summer comes to a close. What better way to get some quality family time than to make a little trip over to Pigeon Forge, TN? Located along the smoky mountains, Pigeon Forge entices hundreds of thousands tourists each year whether it be for bonding time, delicious food, or endless entertainment. Read More »

Take your family on a Food-cation!

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Everyone knows that one of the best parts of vacation is the food! And it’s a major score when your choice of travel destinations is also the home to really amazing restaurants which is the case with Destin, Florida. Beyond the beauty of the Emerald Green waters, sugar sand beaches and fun activities the whole family will enjoy are some of the best-kept secrets (or maybe not now) of Florida fares. Here is a list of our favorites! Read More »

Get Away with a Great Smoky Mountains Vacay!

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Every summer, my husband and I love taking our kids somewhere new for vacation. We believe that habitually going the same places every year gets boring and when it comes to vacation we want to be anything but routine. This year we chose Tennessee as our destination for “new” fun. It is remote, far away from where we live, and has all the components for the great time we were looking for. Wanting to add a little spontaneity to our trip we didn’t book a hotel or anything in advance. We packed our bags, hooked up the GPS, loaded up the van and took off for our Tennessee adventure! Read More »

5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips

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Parents and grandparents typically pass down many things to the next generation — jewelry, furniture and other family heirlooms. But what if the best thing that the preceding generation passed along was their financial wisdom? Through years of investing and saving for retirement, Baby Boomers have experienced a lot and learned many helpful lessons along the way. Read More »