Giveaway: Debt-Proof the Holidays

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED If ever there was a time for Americans to start pinching pennies, this would be it. I am so thankful that the Lord gave us a wake-up call about 18 months ago. We aren’t completely out of Debtors Forest, but we can see the light through the trees. Though we […]

How to CVS with Big Store Coupons

My mom made her first trip into CVS to “do the deals” last night. She called me to trouble shoot a few glitches in the computer system. They were things that we were able to figure out over the phone, making it possible for her to go back into the store and have the manager […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Seasonal Stocking Up

I mentioned that we are trying to stock up more on the basics at Costco. However, there were such good seasonal sales this week on things that I don’t buy at Costco, that I had to venture out. I had to. Honest. I hope this doesn’t mean I am addicted to grocery shopping. Yesterday I […]

Budget Living: Price Matching

As CPO (Chief Procurement Officer) of a family of 8, I get to do a lot of shopping. There are so many choices out there as it pertains to kids’ clothing, household items, cleaners, toiletries, and food that it meets my “feminine need” to shop without filling my closet with fifty pairs of shoes and […]

CVS: Case In Point

Early this evening I ran out to CVS. Sunday nights are a good time for me to do this because it gets it out of the way. I am not tempted to think about when to squeeze in a quick trip on a school day. Go on Sunday and I don’t think about it again.Tonight […]

MOM Deals This Week

Part of being a MOM is being in charge of the Supplies and Procurement Department. You know, buying groceries, clothes, household items. And one way to do this joyfully is to avoid going in the hole when you go out and get the stuff! So, here are some things to keep in mind this week: […]

Grocery Geek Reporting: Making Costco My Pantry

One night last week I headed out with two children and a fistful of coupons. Surely, an outing to the grocery store would provide alone time with my four year old while the baby slept in her carseat and I could get an important errand accomplished simultaneously. Hmmm…yeah… Well, the baby fussed the entire outing […]

Budget Living: Online Checking Account

Recently, we established a new checking account. With banking turmoil the way it is these days, it’s not as simple as it used to be. I never used to think about which bank I chose, except for which was closest to home, or on the way home from work. However, after consulting with a friend […]