Ways to Cut Expenses

Ways to Cut Expenses

COVID-19 has many Americans wondering how they can save money. There are many going through a tough time financially during this season, and you are not alone. Whether you’ve been effected by the hot and cold market days or you’re laid off during this time, we are here for you. Here are some ways to take this time with stride as the days come. Refinance your home. We cannot stress this enough! With mortgage rates at an ALL TIME low, your home payment can lower and your quality of everyday life can improve. Consolidate debt and lower all interest fees. Get rid of multiple credit cards! You can also consolidate insurance premiums, cell phone plans within the home, or even cable and internet packages! These are necessities in this day and age, but maybe try the switch from a cable company to a streaming service. Or, check the difference in price offered by your phone company to package internet with your phone costs. Eat at home! Purchasing meals and preparing for the work week ahead will save you more than you know. This is a major money saver for Americans.Additionally, see where you can stand to purchase generic on groceries. We love Aldi for this! They have great options for shelf stable foods and low prices of meats and dairy. When you shop, go with a list prepared and DO NOT DEVIATE!Buy bulk! Speaking of groceries, try this. It’s an upfront cost, but saves money in the long run. Paper products, detergents, and bulk baking goods such as flour, peanut butter, sugars, oils, and more are all great to...
20 Things To Do While in Quarantine

20 Things To Do While in Quarantine

Quarantine life will quickly reveal whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. How are you faring with being at home for long hours? Are you getting to the point of quarantine where you feel like you’re lost? Well, if you’ve already binge watched your favorite shows, run around the block a time or two, and you’re just snacking and well on your way to the quarantine-15lb addition, you might need a list like this. So, here’s our best suggestions and recommendations of how to fill this time and make it productive! Take care of your physical health. Eat regular and healthy meals, sleep, and exercise everyday. Being home amidst these circumstances can give added anxiety and stress, so doing these regular activities can keep a sense of normalcy and decrease stress. Take an online workout class or yoga session.Learn how to play an instrument. Now’s the time to break out the old rusty guitar or learn the keyboard. You know you want to!Read a book! It’s a time to catch up on all those kindle books you have in the queue. Organize and Clean Up! Now is a great time to organize those closets; cabinets and drawers; finances and devices.Home improvements. We know you’ve got a long honey-do list that you finally have time to complete! Now is also a great time to wipe down those baseboards, clean windows and touch up paint.Do a zoom call with all your friends or family. Family reunions will take on a whole new meaning in this. You can even have happy hour, moms night out, birthday celebrations or a cup of coffee...
I Still Believe by Lionsgate

I Still Believe by Lionsgate

Through the years, Lafayette, IN has produced several big names in the music industry. Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin from Gun ‘N’ Roses and Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon are just a few to name! However, there is one local name coming to the big screen soon. He’s a musician born and raised in Lafayette, IN, and he’s got roots here still with family and friends. Photo courtesy of MovieGuide Who is Jeremy Camp? Jeremy Camp is a Christian contemporary artist who has sold over 4 million albums. According to his website, here are some stats marking his music career: “Throughout his 17-year career, Capitol CMG artist Jeremy Camp has established himself with landmark accolades including: Lifetime consumption of almost 5 million and 325M lifetime streams Holds title for most #1s among solo artists on the Christian Airplay chartBillboards #2 artist of the Decade in 201040 #1 radio hits across all formats4 RIAA certified gold albums and 1 gold single1 Grammy nomination, 3 American Music Award nominations & 4 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards Jeremy has also authored an autobiography, I Still Believe (2013, Tyndale) and toured the world, sharing his music in more than 36 countries, and his organization, Speaking Louder Ministries, has allowed him to travel to Brazil, Guatemala, Ukraine, Japan and Kyrgyzstan.” I Still Believe: the Movie We proudly love and support the entire Camp family as friends, and this spring, on March 13th, 2020 a movie releases about Jeremy’s life, love, and career as a musician. Here’s what his website says on that: ” [Jeremy] is heavily involved with the biopic feature film about his life,...
Greater Lafayette, IN Breweries

Greater Lafayette, IN Breweries

There’s just something about having the right beer with dinner or on a warm afternoon with some friends. Craft beer has a culture of its own, and “all its glory”, is a deep well of fun for those who are into it. You’ll find folks all over the United States passionate about the subject of small batch brewing, and we’re about it! Thankfully, Greater Lafayette, IN brewers are abundant too. We are all about supporting the small businesses and supporting small breweries is no different! If you’re new to this endeavor, food and drink pairings are major players in the craft beer game. Be sure to check out each specific pairing recommendations with specialty craft beers. People’s Brewing Company (Lafayette, IN): Most known in the Greater Lafayette, IN for their ale, “Boiler Gold” and their porter, “Boiler Black”, (BOILER UP!) you’ll find a variety of People’s IPA’s, ales, stouts, or seasonals throughout the city in grocery stores or gas stations. Here’s their bio on Google: “Brewing facility for small-batch beer, offering daily tastings in tap room plus free weekend tours.” This is a fun destination for a day adventure. Teays River Brewing and Public House (Lafayette, IN): While Teays has their own micro-brewing going on with a stellar selection of beers- hops, malt, and alpha flavorings- they also have a full menu featuring steaks, tacos, stone fired pizza, and more. So whether you’re looking for a place to have dinner with some amazing ambiance or a night out with some friends, Teays is a great place to just come hang out no matter the occasion.Lafayette Brewing Company (Downtown Lafayette,...
Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

This old school Lafayette, IN favorite lives on! Previously, this party center served our community under different ownership, but now it’s back, baby, and the new ownership means business! Well, business when it comes to being your central spot for, “family friendly roller skating, birthday parties, private events and fundraising parties!” Join the fun during one of the specials they frequently run, or keep reading to find out which “skate” works for you. Whether you prefer inline or quads– you’ll find your place here! Great United Skates Amenities As a member of the RSA (Roller Skating Association International), expect a top of the line skating rink experience. Current music, fun arcade games, clean bathrooms and tables, and convenient skate rentals are just a few things to expect on the inside. New ownership gives fresh eyes and a face lift to the decor, so we’re excited for you to see the changes! Great Skates works their fun magic by organizing skate times for everyone. Here are a few of the designated skates available: Sensory Friendly Skate, Family Skate Night, Zumba Fitness Class, Tiny Tot Skate, Matinee Skate, Adult 18+ Skate, Winter Break Skate. Click here to view the entire event schedule and break down of each time slot through the weeks. Hover your mouse over each event on the calendar to see admission prices, event information, and the time allotted! Looking ahead, there’s a Kid’s Summer Camp coming up in summer of 2020. Give your kiddos a summer to remember by signing them up for skate camp! Birthday parties and private events are also on the list of possibilities. Click...
Best Burgers Around Lafayette

Best Burgers Around Lafayette

The burger scene here in Lafayette, IN is ever growing and changing. We love that about our home city! It’s constantly moving forward in many ways, and the food is no different! Each of these 8 burger joints has its own spin, flavor, and spot within the food culture here. Check out these intriguing spins on burgers (in no particular order) at our best burger spots around Greater Lafayette Indiana! Bru Burger (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Gourmet burgers at their finest, here at Bru Burger! This Indianapolis founded company says this about their burger make up: “Our burgers are made from a signature grind of sirloin, chuck, and brisket.” Burgers with goat cheese, onion rings, eggs, and pulled pork atop are just a few items used in the amazing, tasty flavor combinations at this restaurant! Check it out!DT Kirby’s (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Kirby’s says “All burgers are 1/2 lb. and made fresh to order medium rare.” They will only reluctantly cook it different. These guys are serious. Try the Grilled Cheese Cheese Burger or Mac & Nap for some fun, adventurous burger options!East End Grill (Downtown, Lafayette, IN) East End only has a couple of burger options (East End Burger, Wyagu Burger and Salmon Burger), but all are mouth-watering! Trust us, you’ll be glad you tried this place! Fun fact! East End was actually named Lafayette, IN’s Small Business of 2019! Triple XXX (West Lafayette, IN): Indiana’s First and Oldest Drive In is still serving up some of the areas BEST BURGERS! Triple XXX was featured on Food Network’s: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the Duane Purvis All American burger;...