How Changing Our Diet is Saving Us Money (Frugal Friday)

How Changing Our Diet is Saving Us Money - Changing your diet can save you money, even if some ingredients are more expensive.

Changing your diet can save you money, even if some ingredients are more expensive. Here’s how. Honey-Sweetened Raisin Bread Our family is almost halfway through our Sugar Fast. It’s an experiment to see if we can rid our diet of added sugars. We’re still eating plenty of fruit and supplementing with honey and maple syrup, […]

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday)

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday) - Download these two weeks

This time of year, many folks’ thoughts turn to road trips and tropical vacations. After a long winter haul through school and inclement weather, spring break offers welcome relief from what is known as “same old, same old.” Not everybody, however, can afford said road trips and tropical vacations. Or else, one or both parents […]

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday)

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday) - three simple apps you already have that can help you.

I’ve had my iPhone for about two years now. It was a big leap for me to get one. Previously, I’d owned only free, not-so-smart phones that I upgraded only when the provider was offering me a new FREE phone. It took a lot of convincing to get me to pay even one cent for […]

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 […]