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4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

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Setting a budget for your family trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some tips on how you can save money on your next trip. We recently took a cross-country trip with our 6-year old daughter to visit some family and also, just unwind after a really busy month. […]

Budget-Friendly Travel with Kids

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You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here’s how. Hitting the road needn’t be expensive, but it certainly can if you let it. In fact, I think there’s an assumption that you need to spend a lot of money to make it be fun. That’s really not true. Over the last five years since […]

Saving Money on Travel Food

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Find yourself on the road often? You don’t need to pay the high price of restaurants and convenience foods. Save on vacation eats. Here’s how: 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 […]

3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you travel. Consider these three things to do anywhere you travel. As I’ve researched our trips to England and France these last few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that children are often absolutely FREE at select museums and attractions. Be […]

How to Pay for Traveling with Kids

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Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference once. We spent a weekend in Saint Louis just […]

We’re Really Debt Free!

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Paying off your debts is hard, but it’s good. Get the monkey off your back. Money is complicated, isn’t it? It can provide for lots of good things, but it can also cause a lot of headaches and disappointments. When you make mistakes with money, they can haunt you for years. We know that first […]

Anna & Elsa Costume Tutorials (FREE Design Template)

DIY Anna and Elsa Costumes from Frozen | LifeasMOM.com

Is someone in your home pining to “let it go” for costume parties this fall? Are you hoping to make an Anna costume but are stumped by the design? You asked for a template, we answered. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small […]

Save Up to Buy New Things

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Want something? Save up for it. It’s an old tradition that still has value. In our old credit-spending days, I was hesitant to spend my own money. I worried that something would happen, something urgent, and we’d need our money for that. But, for some reason, I had no qualms about spending someone else’s money. That’s […]