How to Save Money Cooking at Home

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Want to learn how to save money cooking at home? It’s not difficult. You’ll eat better, save money, and meet your budget. During our first year of marriage I spent more than $500/month to feed two of us. The year was 1994. If push came to shove, today, I could feel all eight of us […]

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

Back to School Savings

Back to School Savings  Life as Mom

It’s officially stock up on school supplies and dust off the lunch box supplies time. How can you shop wisely and reap back to school savings? If you haven’t been inundated already by school supplies sales, I’d be surprised. Even though I did my shopping as soon as the 4th of July was over, I […]

Why We Give Our Kids an Allowance

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We give our children a set amount of money each month. They don’t have to “earn” it. It’s an allowance without strings.

Legoland on a Budget

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Want to visit Legoland in San Diego? Not wanting to spend a lot of money? Check out these tried and true tips for enjoying Legoland on a budget.

Saving on Easter Supplies (Frugal Friday)

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Looking to celebrate Easter on a budget? Consider some of these ways to save. Easter is just days away. Chances are you may be planning for some kind of special gathering with friends and family. It might be tempting to run out and buy whatever you need, in a frenzy of activity, instead of taking […]

Easter Crafts for Kids

6 Fun & Frugal Easter Crafts |

Celebrate Easter and spring with these inexpensive crafts for kids that use supplies that you can easily find at home.

Save Money with a Pantry Challenge

save money with a pantry challenge

Wondering how you can squeeze a little extra out of the monthly budget? Save money with a Pantry Challenge.