Inspirational


Cultivating Optimism: 18 Strategies for a Positive Mindset

Maintaining a positive mindset is key to resilience, well-being, and overall success in life. Cultivating optimism can help you navigate challenges, overcome obstacles, and seize opportunities with confidence and enthusiasm. …

10 Budget-Friendly Home Décor Ideas to Transform Your Space

Looking to spruce up your living space without breaking the bank? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly home décor ideas that will help you transform your space …

Elevate Your Life: 14 Daily Practices for Tangible Personal Growth

Ready to take your personal growth journey to the next level? Incorporating small, tangible practices into your daily routine can lead to significant positive changes in your life. From expressing …

Homeless Kits: How Helping Others Helps You Too

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Making kits for homeless people might not seem thrifty, but it’s a beautiful way to give back to your community. …

Money


Banking on Equality: Financial Inclusion in a Divided Economy

As wealth inequality widens, this gap underlines a shortfall in financial accessibility for vast segments of society. The need for a more inclusive monetary system is increasingly urgent. The government …

Escape the Low-Wage Trap: Navigating Career Advancement in an AI-Driven World

Broken pathways hinder economic opportunity in the United States. Career navigation is critical in addressing stagnant wages and inequality among low-wage workers. The issue disproportionately impacts women and people of …

Revitalizing Main Street: Biden’s Small Business Strategy

In a significant move to bolster small businesses, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced a series of new federal initiatives. The moves promise critical support to small enterprises across the United …

The Retirement Crisis: Social Security’s Dwindling Funds Threaten Benefits

America’s aging population faces a grim reality as Social Security trust funds teeter on the brink of depletion.  Fund reserves for Social Security and Medicare will be exhausted by 2034, …

Travel


Original Wisconsin Ducks – A Must Do in the Dells

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. When I told my husband about the Ducks in Wisconsin during our vacation a few years back, he was confused …

The Very Best Places to Travel With Kids

Traveling with kids can be a daunting task whether you have one child or multiple. As such, you may be putting off traveling until your kids are older. But it’s …

6 Budget-friendly Things To Do in Bali To Beat The Winter Blues

It’s official: people in the Northern Hemisphere have traded their screen doors for snow tires. Meanwhile, the monsoon season hasn’t kept Bali’s doors from remaining open. The benefit for the …

14 Best Beaches in Florida to Visit at Least Once

If you’re looking for a great beach getaway, look no further than Florida. The Sunshine State is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Below we’ll review …

Home & DIY


10 Clever Ways to Fix a Sagging Curtain Rod

Elevating the aesthetics of your home is no small feat, and finding the perfect curtain plays a significant role in the process. This is especially true when your home receives …

Kinetic Sand vs Playdoh

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Kinetic sand and Play-Doh are two favorites in this house, but only one can be played with unsupervised…can you guess …

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard Naturally

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Keeping mosquitoes away from your backyard is probably an annual battle, isn’t it? We’re in Central Illinois and looking for …

15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the …

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