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10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

DIY can be a great approach to saving money and living better. Consider these 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money. I’ll never forget the first time I saw my husband demolish the inside of a house — the one he was living in — and put it back together better than it […]

Easy Ways to Save Money in July: Budget Living

Saving money is always in season, helping you to reduce debt and live the life you love. Check out these easy ways to save money this month.  So, July is here. Summer is in full swing. It’s easy to throw cares to the wind and head to the hills or the beach with nary a […]

5 Meal Planning Perks You Need to Know About

Meal planning is not something just for super organized people. There are all kinds of meal planning perks that you need to know about. Meal planning has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I was a kid I loved to dream up menus for my mom to make. When I broke my jaw in […]

Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

Freezer Meals Kids Love | Life as Mom

Hitting the road? Plan on taking freezer meals on vacation with you to save money on food costs. You’ll eat well without breaking the bank. Cheese Enchiladas The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs, you say? In summertime […]

Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Saving money is a team sport. It helps to have friends to share ideas with and brainstorm, so let’s chat about our favorite ways to save money. Money. Money. Money. Can’t live without it, yet it causes so many problems. Oh my word. I’m pretty sure that money is something that lots of people argue […]

Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips for Families

Would you like to travel with your kids and see the world? Not sure you can swing it on a budget? Try these budget-friendly vacation tips to make it happen. For the first 15 years of our marriage — we’re approaching 23 years now — we traveled very little. Between work, babies, pregnancy, and debt, there […]

Travel Essentials for Family Trips

Ready to hit the road? Make sure that you have these travel essentials to make your family trip safe, fun, and trouble-free. After almost 20 years of traveling with kids, I’ve learned a few things. College boys probably won’t love your music choices, yet 7-year olds still get excited about Veggie Tales — even if […]

Save on Gas Costs in the Southland with Albertsons Gas Rewards

Looking to save on gas costs? Look no further than your grocery store check stand! This post is sponsored by Albertsons. All opinions are mine. Having lived in both Kansas City and Southern California with 5 million relatives living in Wisconsin/Minnesota/South Dakota, I feel like I have a pretty good sense of the differences between […]