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Creative Uses for School Supplies

School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

Eating on a Budget While Traveling

Eating on a budget while traveling can be challenging. You want to experience the culture, but also stay out of hock. Here are some of the strategies that work for us. As you know I’m a huge supporter of good cheap eats and eating on a budget. By nature, I’m a food snob and a […]

Budget Hotels: Where to Stay in the UK

When you think about a holiday in the United Kingdom, your thoughts might go to little cottages in the countryside or metropolitan hotels in the city. For us, traveling with a family of 8, budget hotels were our jam. If I’ve done my math right, our family has spent well over 37 nights in the UK, most […]

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

Save Grocery Money in 5 Simple Steps

Your grocery expenses are the ones that you can most easily control and improve. Check out these easy ways to save grocery money each week. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine. Years ago when we made the move from two incomes to […]

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 […]