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Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Saving money is a team sport. It helps to have friends to share ideas with and brainstorm, so let’s chat about our favorite ways to save money. Money. Money. Money. Can’t live without it, yet it causes so many problems. Oh my word. I’m pretty sure that money is something that lots of people argue […]

Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips for Families

Would you like to travel with your kids and see the world? Not sure you can swing it on a budget? Try these budget-friendly vacation tips to make it happen. For the first 15 years of our marriage — we’re approaching 23 years now — we traveled very little. Between work, babies, pregnancy, and debt, there […]

Travel Essentials for Family Trips

Ready to hit the road? Make sure that you have these travel essentials to make your family trip safe, fun, and trouble-free. After almost 20 years of traveling with kids, I’ve learned a few things. College boys probably won’t love your music choices, yet 7-year olds still get excited about Veggie Tales — even if […]

Save on Gas Costs in the Southland with Albertsons Gas Rewards

Looking to save on gas costs? Look no further than your grocery store check stand! This post is sponsored by Albertsons. All opinions are mine. Having lived in both Kansas City and Southern California with 5 million relatives living in Wisconsin/Minnesota/South Dakota, I feel like I have a pretty good sense of the differences between […]

How to Eat at Home to Save Money

If you eat at home, you will save money, and probably eat better, too. But, how can you pull it off without a lot of hassle? Spaghetti Squash with Vegetable Bolognese Everybody knows that eating at home can save you money. In fact, there are added benefits, such as increased food safety and a chance […]

Saving Money with Internet Shopping

Think internet shopping won’t save you money? Think again. Follow these simple steps to saving money with a few clicks of a mouse. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I have […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

FishPapa and I are approaching our 23rd wedding anniversary. We met 25 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

How to Give a Kindle Book Gift (& Why It’s Awesome to Do So)

Wondering how to give a Kindle Book gift? Or even why you should do so? The kindle is an amazing bit of technology! And its ebooks makes great gifts. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. […]