Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Whose Your Valentine? - Contest

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Its a time where we show our love ones just how much they mean to us! It is also the inspiration for our next Marty's Thoughts On Life and Money Contest.

                       World's Best Valentine

Do you believe that you have the worlds best boyfriend/girlfriend then now is the time to tell the world why! That's right we are giving you a chance to nominate your spouse gay or straight, (that's right everyone is welcome) to win the title of the Worlds Best Valentine!
      I like many people in this world am single and I hate when I am left out of all the Valentine's day fun. So I decided to add another element just for all the singles out there. If you are single but still want to participate you have two choices.
1.You can nominate a couple you believe is worthy of the prize
2. Love is universal and anyone can be your Valentine! You can nominate your mother, father, best friend or child.

Requirements :

Step 1. Every person who enters must sign up for at least one of the sites below by clicking on one of the banners  below.
  Hint: You will be sent a confirmation email in order to complete the sign up PLEASE click on the link provided. Everyone who signs up will receive a $5.00 bonus! For a glimpse into proof of payments please go My Payment Wall

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 You Must Complete the Step Above or Your Entry Will not be counted!

Step 2. -Tell us why you believe your spouse or family member is the worlds best valentine
please be specific  don't just give me generalizations (ie shes awesome or hot...tell me why)
-Please write  a small paragraph explaining why you think they should win.
-Must be between around  50-100 words
examples- cute story of how you met,3 detailed reasons why they are awesome, a story that highlights how this person has impacted your life in a positive way!
-Feel free to send in a picture
-Last but not least Have fun!
-Please make sure you completed the first step and clicked and signed up for one of the free sites
( Please leave your email that I can contact me if you win!)

   Example  Entry from last years Winner!
My Valentine is my husband of almost 16 years. We met in college and have basically grown up together. He is an awesome husband and father. He works so hard to provide for our family. This would probably embarrass him but I have a story of what kind of guy he is. In 2004 we had just had our 2nd child and we were very overwhelmed with a 1 year old and a newborn baby, so at the time we decided he would have a vasectomy. Three years later I regretted our decision. Although painful, he went through a vasectomy reversal because he knew what having another child would mean to me. We were blessed with our 3rd child in 2009. He will go to the ends of the Earth for us. He will go out even when he's sick just to buy our daughter something she wants, or to get something to cheer me up. When we were dating he would write me poems, and although he doesn't have time to do that any more, he shows me daily how much he loves me. I had a bad childhood and the years I've had with my husband have completely made up for it. I can't believe I'm this lucky. He takes care of me when I'm sick and 2 years ago was my support system when doctors found a tumor in my breast (after surgery it turned out benign). He is my best friend, makes me laugh and smile, listens to me patiently when I need to vent, and is my shoulder to cry on when I need it. In a word, he is my everything.

How do you enter? 
It's super easy first just go to the comment section  below and enter your story.Then use one of the many social media (twitter,Facebook,etc) buttons below to share the story with your friends.  
( Please leave your email that I can contact me if you win!)

When does it start?
NOW!! So go ahead and leave your story in the comment section below.
-Please make sure you completed the first step and clicked and signed up for one of the free sites

When does the contest end?
I want you have enough time to enter your story and get the prize in time for Valentines Day. So the contest will end on February 12th, 2015 at midnight

Whats do you win?
 Good question! The person who wins the title of the Worlds Best Valentine will receive Dinner and a Movie
This gift includes one $25 Fandango ( Movie Tickets) Gift Card and one $25 Darden® Restaurants Gift Card that will be sent via email. Darden Restaurants Gift Card can be used at any Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Season 52, Yard House and Red Lobster in the US. Fandango Gift Card can be used to purchase any movie tickets on Fandango.

* One $25 Fandango Gift Card ( good for two adult movie tickets or a child ticket)

*One $25 Restuarant Gift
- Olive Garden
-Longhorn SteakHouse
-Bahama Breeze
-Red Lobster

So please go ahead and tell us about your special someone and enter to win a chance to show the world how much they mean to you! The contest has officially begun!

( Please leave your email that I can contact me if you win!)
 -Please make sure you completed the first step and clicked and signed up for one of the free sites

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Marty's Thoughts on Life and Money's Top 7 Post of 2014
2014 has come and gone! The new year is here but  before we delve fully into 2015 I want to take a minute to look back at some of the best and most view articles of 2014. Which ones did you miss? Take this chance now to catch up – or pin it for future reference.So in no particular order:

1.  Happy Birthday To Me : 26 Ways to Give to Those in Need!
For my birthday instead of asking for a gift I decided to list 26 ( my age!) different charities that you can give to instead

2.  A Teachers Dream : My Journey Towards Higher Education
In this post I write about my journey towards becoming an educator. I talk about what inspired my career choice and what I had to go through along the way.

From Comedy to Tradegy: Suicide Prevention Resources - See more at:
3. From Comedy to Tragedy: Suicide Prevention Resources 
Inspired by the death of Robin Williams.  This post features several resources for anti-suicide prevention

4. If you could ask a budgeting/ financial expert anything what would it be ?
I always love hearing from readers what they think. I am planning on doing an interview with peronal finance experts! But I had no idea what to ask them so I decided to ask the readers. If you have any question idea please feel free to contribute.

5. 418 Yummy Make Ahead Freezer Meals and Organizer 


6. Come Along Troopers and Join Me on A Treasure Hunt! 

I discovered a new money making site and the best part....dragons!! Yep, you heard right . This site lets its member raise virtual dragon that are fun to play and you make actual money from. 
Share your Family Recipes! *Cookbook Contest* Ends 4/31 - See more at:
Share your Family Recipes! *Cookbook Contest* Ends 4/31 - See more at:

7.  Share Your Favorite Post of the Year!
SHARE some of your favorite blog posts that you've written over the year with the rest of us! Everyone has their favorite and I want to know what it is.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Counting Our Blessings All Year Long : Grateful Jar Activity

Now I didn't make a jar for the past year but I thought I would make a little list of all the good things that happened to me this year.

- Learned to cook
418 Yummy Make Ahead Freezer Meals and Organizer
418 Yummy Make Ahead Freezer Meals and Organizer
 418 Yummy Make Ahead Freezer Meals and Organizer

- Paid off my part of student loan

- Became just a little closer to my estranged mother.
"My mom is awesome because"

- Got a clean bill of health from the doctor

- Received my college degree.
 A Teachers Dream : My Journey Towards Higher Education

A Teachers Dream : My Journey Towards Higher Education - See more at:
- Redecorated my house

These are just a few of the things I accomplished this year! Please go to the comment section below and share with us what goals you accomplished this year and what your hopes are for the year to come.

Here is my blessings jar for 2015 now it's your turn!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Share Your Favorite Post of the Year!

 Let the Christmas Eve sugar coma begin! My sister and I are having a sleepover on the living room floor next to the tree eating homemade cookies, pumpkin pie, and ice cream while watching Christmas specials. Life is good! I hope the same goes for you please remember

The holidays are here again! In order for me and my family to truly enjoy the holiday this will be the last post for awhile. But I wanted to leave you with something to think about while your eating holiday snacks! On my return I will be putting together a master post series on Top 50 Post of 2014. I know what some of my favorites were but that's not what is important here what is important is what YOU thought was the best post that I have written from the past year! So while you're busy opening presents, sipping on special eggnog, and debating family history please take a minute to think of and SHARE some of your favorite articles,debates,interviews from the past year. 

~~I cannot wait to hear what you guys think should make this list!!~~~

Which articles, interviews, debates or Top 10 list that I have written do you think have earned a spot on  Top 50 Post of 2014?” 

If there are post from across the internet(Even one's that you have written!!) that you believe need to be on this list as well feel free to suggest them


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