Why You Should Have a Budget

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Most people have heard that they should have a budget if they’re going to manage their money wisely. But, knowing WHAT to do is entirely separate from knowing HOW to do it or even WHY to do it. To be a successful adult, I think we need to know all three. Today Mandi at Organizing […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Eating From the Pantry, A Beginning

This month my friend Crystal and I are “eating from the pantry,” which basically means that we’re focusing on what we already have to build our menus for January. Since I know that my six children can eat a lot and that our family has decided to make some important changes to our diet, I […]

Frugal Friday: New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]

My Pantry Looks Different than Yours

If you’ve been following along with Crystal and I regarding the Eat-from-the-Pantry-Challenge, you may be wondering what in the world we’re talking about. I had a great conversation yesterday with a friend who had lots of questions. It really helped me see that there are a number of perspectives on this. You may have a […]

Eat from the Pantry Challenge – Join Us!

For the last couple months, my friend Crystal and I have been “cooking up a storm” at the beginning of each month and storing what we’ve made in the freezer to use throughout the coming weeks. This “once-a-month” cooking venture has saved us loads of time and money. It has been fantastic to go to […]

Free Magazines for Any Business

About a year ago, I signed up for a free subscription to Website Magazine. While I am in no way, a super techy person, I do spend a fair amount of time working on the internet, either through blogging or with my freelance writing. I was amazed at how helpful this magazine has proved to […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Clean Out Your Coupon Box

Since there aren’t a whole lot of new coupons being released these last few weeks of the year, now is a perfect time to clean out and organize your coupon collection. In fact, many coupons will be expiring on the 31st so use them or lose them. Last week, I pulled those out, focusing on […]

Grocery Geek Presents: $50 Will Get Ya $170

Safeway recently sent me a $50 gift card to see how far I could make it stretch at my local Safeway affiliate, Vons. The card arrived yesterday so after some internet research and some clever coupon clipping, I devised a plan and headed out bright and early this morning with FishBoy5 in tow. Savvy coupon […]