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Clean Up Your Financial House {Day 9 to a Renewed You}

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Set yourself up for success financially this year. Get your stuff in order.

Join Me for a Pantry Challenge

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In case you missed the announcement over on my food blog, Good Cheap Eats, I wanted to let you know I’ll be leading a Pantry Challenge starting on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. Get the details here. I think this is my fifth (or sixth) January doing this. It’s a great way to save some money, […]

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.

A Gift Guide for People and Families Who Like to Travel (or Want To)

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Are there some travelers on your gift list this year or folks who aspire to be? Consider these great gifts for individuals and families hitting the road. I don’t know about you, but Christmas gift shopping can get a little redundant. I can forget to be creative in choosing gifts because I’m so focused on […]

How a Security Camera Saved Me 25 Bucks

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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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┬áIt’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. […]