Grocery Geek Presents: Finances, Illness, and A Few Good Deal

Looking At FinancesI mentioned earlier that it’s good to take a financial snapshot to know where you are in relationship to your goals. This past week I balanced checking accounts and ran reports on Quicken. To be honest, I was a little nervous, but as it turns out we did okay. We spent less than […]

Frugal Friday: Take a Financial Snapshot and Dream a Debt-Free Dream

A few weeks ago I started recounting our Get Out of Debt Story. Over the last two years FishPapa and I paid off about $18,000 in debt. Today our only liability is a rental property we own in Kansas City. We have no other debts. And it feels good. I don’t share our story to […]

Clothe Your Kids Without Losing Your Shirt!

Those kids — they grow every year! I tell them to stop, but they won’t. It seems every time I turn around one of my boys is sporting “high waters” because he’s outgrown his pants. And the girls? Well, it’s just the same. (That’s not really a crop top she’s wearing; her shirt’s just too […]

MOM Deals This Week

The best deal I scored this week was having my friend Jessika and her kids come visit us. We practically didn’t see our children all weekend long because they were off entertaining themselves, leaving us to chat about all things under the sun. On Friday we took a field trip to the Mission San Diego […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A Quiet Week

One of the beauties of stockpiling and shopping from the sales is that some weeks I don’t need to go shopping. The sales have been really good over the past weeks, so this week I didn’t get too freaked out about shopping. My brother, otherwise known as Charles in Charge, picked up a few basics […]

Frugal Friday: When in Debt, Let Dave Help You

This past week I was filling out an application for a housing rental. There was a part of the application that gave me pause: creditors. I had to think for a minute. Aside from the mortgage on the rental property we own in Kansas City, there was nothing to list! No car loans, no credit […]

MOM Deals to Put a Smile on Your Face

Have I got some deals for you?! Here are a great ways to save money right now and put a smile on your face: Mail-in rebatesThere are some great rebates to take advantage of. Kraft and SuperValu are offering $25 in free food. Kelloggs is offering $10 back after the purchase of select items. (Click […]

CVS Primer for 8/16 – 8/18

How about less than 8 bucks for all this? Since FishChick potty trained, I’ve become a little lackadaisacal about buying diapers. Yes, the baby certainly still needs them, but we aren’t running out of diapers every other day like we were. There have not been screaming deals to help me stock up for quite some […]