What Do You Waste Money On?

What Do You Waste Money On?

This article crossed my path this week. It’s a list from Dave Ramsey of things that Americans waste money on. We often spend money on things that are truly superfluous, unneccessary, useless, or without value. I found it to be a really interesting list. The top three items? Credit card interest Deal websites Appetizers I’m […]

Free Tastes Better (Frugal Friday)

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Years ago neither a coupon nor a free deal could sneak by me. It’s like I had a sixth sense. I refused to buy anything that wasn’t free or very very cheap. That was when we were “gazelle intense” about fighting our debt. Pursing the deals was a way to evade debt. We saved money […]

13 Practically Free Family Night Ideas (Frugal Friday)

Practically Free Family Night Ideas | Life as MOM

Grab some family-fun inspiration and share some of your own on today’s Frugal Friday. This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. After spending many, many hours preparing for and attending multiple hockey games on Saturday night, I […]

Getting a Good Value or Why We Pay the High Cost to Live in California (Frugal Friday)

Frugality is getting a good value for what you pay. That’s how we can live in California and pay the high cost of living. This post was originally published on September 13, 2012. The message still holds true. Many people have wondered how it’s possible to live in California which has a reputation for having […]

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies (Frugal Friday)

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies | Life as MOM

This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]

Clean the Fridge and Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Clean out the fridge to save money

If you’re an immaculate housekeeper, then you probably can skip this post. If your life is such that clutter can pile up from time to time, then read on. While I love a house that is clean and tidy 24/7, that is not exactly where I live. For a couple hours every day, we enjoy […]

How We Said NO to Debt and Credit

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I’m unabashedly pro-cash. I’ve partnered with sponsor My Job Chart to tell my story about credit cards and debt: It’s been six years since we stopped using credit cards. I don’t miss it at all. I really don’t miss paying a big bill at the end of the month. I really, really don’t miss worrying […]

Fill the Freezer to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

Basic Freezer Meal Plan with Shopping List | Life as MOM

Fill the freezer with premade meals in order to save money on groceries as well as time and effort throughout the month. I’ve been cooking like a madwoman this week. Well, Monday and Tuesday, anyway. Last month during the Pantry Challenge, I emptied much of our reserve food storage. The deep freeze was emptied and […]