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Financial Planning & Advice for the Modern Family

Colorado Families For A Fair Wage

Who We Are

We offer informative resources on everything from budgeting and business advice to increasing your income and planning for your kid’s college education.

Whether you’re a family of 4, a single parent, a widow or one-half of a cohabitating couple, we can offer you some valuable advice to help you stay in control of your finances.

Our content contributors have over 55 years of industry experience.

Our Vision

Given the current economic climate, it’s now more important than ever before to stay in control of your finances.

Our goal is to inform, educate and help our clients and readers to better budget their monies, maximise their investments and plan for the expected and the unexpected.


Planning Services. We can help you to better manage your money so that you’re never under pressure when it comes to unforeseen expenses.

Business Strategy Services. Family business owners have to do a lot to keep their heads above water today. It’s getting more and more difficult with each passing day so our aim is to offer the best business strategy advice and services to ensure a positive ROI for family business owners.

Business Consultation Services. Ongoing assessment is essential if you want to keep your family business’s income in the red. We offer you free advice on our blog section and we also offer business consultation services that will ensure a successful outcome.


Our company was founded in 2007 at a time when everyone was struggling.

We witnessed the huge devastation that family businesses experienced with closures happening in Colorado and all over the country.

We saw an opportunity to help family business owners (and families in general) to stay afloat financially and our company was born.


Joe James

“This was the first time that I started a family business and I needed some professional help. I was searching for someone with a lot of experience that will help me and provide me with important advice. Then I found this company that was focusing on providing clients with an informative resource for family businesses.”

Amy Sandoval

“I love working with them, they helped me and my family business out a lot. Without them, I am sure that my business would have failed a long time ago. They provided me always with the best advice and informations about my family businesses. I would recommend them to everyone that has a family business.”

Patrick Jenkins

“All the problems that I had with my family business disappeared when I started working with this informative company. They saved my family business that my father left on to me. Their advice was very helpful, they always understand what I wanted from them and they delivered each time.”



Marketing Ideas For Family Business

Marketing is a huge and very important part of family business. Nowadays, there are many different ways you can market and advertise your business. All of those marketing strategies are evolving each day, and that’s why you have to stay updated. In order to have a...

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The Best Budgeting Tools for Families

These days, it is harder and harder for families to get by, with the cost of living rising ever higher, while it seems that pay packets have stagnated, and don’t match the rise in the cost of just surviving. And we know it can be hard to come up with the funds to even...

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Affordable At Home Family Events

When you have a family with two or more kids, it can seem overwhelming when you start to consider doing “family” things together. This is because every place you may want to go can become expensive. A trip to a skating ring can cost nearly $100 for a family of five. A...

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The Best Ways to Save Money on Holidays

We all need a holiday from time to time, an opportunity to unwind from the rigors of the daily grind, and to reset the stress levels to somewhere near normal. However, the problem with a lot of holidays is, they are quite pricey, and can stretch a family’s finances to...

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by | Apr 6, 2017 |

Thrifty DIY Home Pest Care Ideas

Thrifty DIY Home Pest Care Ideas

When it comes to homes, there are a lot of expenses for homeowners to deal with. There is an unending list of bills to pay, maintenance items to take care of, and more. The one thing we do not often consider is the amount of money we may spend trying to rid our home of pests. It is an added expense that most of us cannot afford to handle. However, it’s a necessary evil unless you want the bugs to gain control of your home. This is often why people search everywhere for affordable, DIY home pest care options.

Dealing with the Pests

MosquitosHave you ever been sitting at home, minding your own business, and have a palmetto bug run across your foot? Or been lying in bed at night and hear a mosquito or a housefly buzzing in your ear? It is an annoyance that most people must face at some time. No matter how clean your home may be; insects find a way to invite themselves in.

This is why some homeowners opt to have an ongoing maintenance/protection plan. Every month or so, someone from a pest control service will come by and spray all the cracks and crevices of their home to ensure that pests never gain the upper hand. It is very effective and may be required in homes that have serious pest issues, but it is pricy. Some of these services can end up costing as much as a couple hundred dollars per spray by a professional exterminator. Price does depend on the size of your home. Can you afford it on top of everything else?

A Better Option for Thrifty Homeowners

Hot Shot Pest Control If you want to avoid the high cost of professional extermination, it is possible to do it. There are numerous bug control options that you can spray around your home if you want to avoid chemicals and cost. Many of the ingredients may already be in your home.

For those who want faster results, there are many more mosquito control options at propane mosquito traps. They include options like bug zappers, propane traps, and more. There is no shortage of pest control options and one of them is guaranteed to fit into your budget, no matter how tight it may be.

Take Control and Avoid the Bugs!

Every homeowner must deal with some type of pest in their home at some point. Most often, summer seasons, dry weather, wet weather, and just pest migration can trigger an infestation of insects. They are unavoidable. This does not mean that you are stuck dealing with them. It is your home. Not theirs. Before you suffer through another insect invasion, make sure you know what your DIY pest removal options are. You will save yourself, and your family, a lot of headaches.

Affordable At Home Family Events

Affordable At Home Family Events

When you have a family with two or more kids, it can seem overwhelming when you start to consider doing “family” things together. This is because every place you may want to go can become expensive. A trip to a skating ring can cost nearly $100 for a family of five. A trip to the movies is approximately the same, maybe more if you add in popcorn and drinks for it. Going out to dinner, football games and other sporting events, and more are all going to come with a major price tag. For this reason, many families are looking for more affordable at home family events.

Affordable Entertainment At Home

Frugal MomsFamilies began enjoying family game nights as a first solution to outrageous prices. Game nights could be weekly and allow each member of the home to choose their favorite games. Families also took that to the next level with family movie nights. Ordering a movie off Pay Per View or hitting the Redbox machine made it affordable. They could then cook their own popcorn and have their choice of beverages. These at home events are ideal, but as kids get older, they may want to avoid spending time at home. They may outgrow games or run out of movies that they want to watch. Instead, they opt to visit friends and life takes over.

A Better Way to Save Money while Bonding

Communities are also working toward a solution to put the “affordable” back into family life. The goal is to encourage families to live, play, and enjoy life as a family, together. A person within the community may open up their lawn for a neighborhood game night, pool party, or a cookout. Community dinners do not have to cost the hosting family a lot of money. Simply encourage all families to bring a food item. Someone in the community could also set up an outdoor movie night using affordable movie screens and a projector or a television with a DVD player hooked up. Outdoor speakers are affordable as well and you could even add an amplifier for outdoor speakers if you wanted.

Benefits of Community Wide Entertainment

Outdoor Movie Screen For CommunityBy doing a community event in your neighborhood, you make it less expensive for families to get out of the house. You encourage people to get to know their neighbors and spend time as a group. You can host events that take up a single night each week. Backyard games such as horseshoes or badminton, movie nights, barbeques, cookouts in the park, and so much more. The options are endless. Even if it takes a little while to get everyone interested, it will still be worth it. Families and communities in today’s world barely say, “HI” to one another. They work, they go home, they sit on their phones, tablets, PCs, and video game boxes. Is that the way that we should continue to live? Or should we strive to know our neighbors, save money, and enjoy living life?