Category: Strategies for Paying for Disney

EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Recycling

Disney makes many efforts to recycle at their resorts and in their theme parks.  Recently, I featured an article here that discussed ways Disney recycles at their resorts. Their efforts were very evident during this year’s Flower and Garden Show…

Value Seasons per Resort Category

Saving money so you can get to Disney begins by saving money before the vacation, as well as while on the actual vacation.  There is no better way to begin these savings than by knowing when the Disney Value Seasons…

Save on Dining Out at Home and on Vacation

Many of us appreciate a night out to have a great dinner. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their 2008 Consumer Expenditures press release  families with an average 2.5 unit household spend approximately $2,698 on food away from…

Tax Savings for YOU

It is amazing to be a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) when tax season rolls around. I have many people email, call or simply stop me to ask me a variety of tax related questions. Everyone, upon everyone is hoping to…

Finding Restaurants Where Kids Eat for FREE

My family regularly goes out to eat on the weekend.  We love spending the time together and not having to worry with cooking the meal.  When dining out, I typically look through the local restaurant’s coupons first to see if we are…

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

One thing many of the rental car companies push when a renter comes to pick up their rental car is the purchase of the rental car insurance for the duration of the rental.  The average cost per day for this insurance…

Disney Vacation Club Savings with Points Rentals

Many of us love the plush accommodations found in Disney’s Vacation Club properties.  Something exciting to know is that you can actually stay in a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property without actually being a DVC owner.  However, the prices of the DVC rooms…

How You can Get Insurance Discounts

Insurance is an important part of life.  It is a necessary expense once you have purchased items that are of value.  Insurance is typically first purchased when someone buys their first car.  Often when we purchase that first car, we…

Earn Money with Garage Sales

When cleaning out your home, an excellent way to make some extra money is by setting aside items for a garage sale.  Garage sales are an excellent way to get the items you no longer need out of your home…

Cruise Vacations Hidden Costs

When I booked our most recent cruise aboard the Disney Dream, I was so excited to be going on the cruise that I did not consider all that I should have to get the best picture of what the actual…