Passover on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

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Note from Jessica: I am thrilled to have Mara from Kosher on a Budget guest post for us today. While we practice very different faiths, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve learned a lot from each other. I love to watch her walk out her faith in a creative, frugal way. Kosher foods […]

Little Ways to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

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Little ways can save you big money eventually. I was chatting with a friend yesterday (also a mom of four boys) about grocery prices and what it takes to feed four TEENAGE BOYS. I’m almost there, and I’m feeling it. (I don’t know that boys always eat more than girls, but I think they are much […]

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, […]

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


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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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. […]