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Online Shopping Tips to Save You Money

Are you looking to save time shopping from home? Consider these online shopping tips and tricks to help you save money and make purchases you can feel good about. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your […]

A Germaphobe’s Review of ThredUp

I’m a germaphobe and I don’t like shopping secondhand. But, I took a chance and here’s my review of ThredUp, an online secondhand clothing store. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. ON tshirt: $4.99; unbranded belt: $5.99 Can it really be just two months since I had that wake-up call in […]

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

Want to celebrate birthdays in a spectacular way without spending a lot of money? Check out these Budget Birthday Ideas. When my first born was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips

Driving instead of flying is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are even more ways to save money on road trips. Depending on how many are in your party, it’s usually cheaper to drive than fly. I know this because my parents packed up the van every year for most of my childhood […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

Does the size of your family seem to limit your adventures away from home? Here are some of our strategies to make big family travel happen. Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, […]

Fun Gifts to Make Yourself

As the holiday season approaches, now is a great time to start thinking about making homemade gifts. Check out this collection of fun gifts to make yourself. While you may not want to be thinking about Christmas just yet, it really is only a couple months away. Now is a great time to start budgeting, […]

Practically Free Family Night Ideas to Try with Your Kids

Family Night Ideas don’t have to be complex, expensive, or involve crazy stunts. Our kids mostly want to spend time with us that doesn’t involve laundry or dishes. 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. Summer […]

5 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget

Looking to improve your family’s diet, but not sure how to pull it off on a budget? Consider these 5 ways to eat healthier on a budget. Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya One of the dilemmas about food — and there are many these days — is that the healthier food is also the more expensive food. The […]