Can Money Buy Happiness?

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Can money buy happiness? You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out what research has to say about that.

How a Security Camera Saved Me 25 Bucks


photo source: Jeepers Media So a couple weeks ago I was in Walmart, purchasing a gift card for our neighbor who kept an eye on our house while we were away. I had kids with me; we bought various items; confusion reigned. The next day no one could tell me where the gift card was. […]

How Having Less Can Save You More

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 It’s okay not to have all that you think you want. When we have less, we save more. And we treat what we have with more thankfulness. We tend to think that if we don’t have an excess of something, i.e. money, that we are lacking. Having “just enough” money to pay the bills can […]

5 Frugal Food Tips for Family Travel

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We’re a foodie family, so we love to eat on vacation. We have a few traditions that we keep to. Over the years, we’ve developed a few things that we like to do on vacation that make the trip easier and more fun. They are random and fun, and things that we rely on make […]

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

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Setting a budget for your family trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some tips on how you can save money on your next trip. We recently took a cross-country trip with our 6-year old daughter to visit some family and also, just unwind after a really busy month. […]

Budget-Friendly Travel with Kids


You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here’s how. Hitting the road needn’t be expensive, but it certainly can if you let it. In fact, I think there’s an assumption that you need to spend a lot of money to make it be fun. That’s really not true. Over the last five years since […]

Saving Money on Travel Food

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Find yourself on the road often? You don’t need to pay the high price of restaurants and convenience foods. Save on vacation eats. Here’s how: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you travel. Consider these three things to do anywhere you travel. As I’ve researched our trips to England and France these last few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that children are often absolutely FREE at select museums and attractions. Be […]