Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

just say i love you

Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]

5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Food

5 Simple Ways to Save on Food - Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can

Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can’t control prices, but how you shop and feed your family can save you money. Once upon a time, 1994 to be exact, I spent more to feed me and my husband than I did to feed four kids ten years later. […]

6 Good Cheap Eats (Frugal Friday)

6 Good Cheap Eats - six easy and delicious recipes that fit the budget and please the kids. What

Need some healthy budget recipes to feed your family? These fit the bill and the wallet perfectly. 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 your purchase indirectly helps support this site. […]

Set Up Financial Files for the New Year

Set Up Financial Files for the New Year - Set yourself up for success with a financial filing system to work with all year long.

Set yourself up for success with a financial filing system to work with all year long. Last week we talked about our biggest money mistakes. We had some doozies, didn’t we? I hope all you young whipper snappers can learn from our mistakes. Two weeks before we chatted about financial goals for the new year. […]

Your Biggest Money Mistake

Your Biggest Money Mistake

All of us have made mistakes. I’ll hazard a guess that most of us have made some money mistakes. Whether it’s a lack of budgeting (been there), spending more than one makes (been there, too) or poor investments (ahem), you’re probably not alone in having had some red on your ledger. FishBoy13 asked me about […]

Save Money with Kindle Matchbook (Frugal Friday)

Save Money with Kindle Matchbook - Kindle will sell you a digital copy of a book you

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 your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Hubs and I have been buying books via Amazon for at least fifteen years, since […]

Make Financial Goals for 2014

Make Financial Goals for 2014 | Budget for the New Year - consider where you want to be financially and think of how to get there.

As they say, if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for everything. Likewise, if you save for nothing, you’ll spend on everything. Making financial goals is imperative toward making any progress when it comes to money and debt. Nineteen years ago, my husband said we could never afford to buy a home in Santa Barbara. […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys (Frugal Friday)

How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys - an easy tutorial for creating character ornaments at a fraction of the cost.

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 your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]