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 […]

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 […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

FishPapa and I are approaching our 23rd wedding anniversary. We met 25 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Gift

Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

Want to celebrate birthdays in a spectacular way without spending a lot of money? Check out these Budget Birthday Ideas. When my first born was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips

Driving instead of flying is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are even more ways to save money on road trips. Depending on how many are in your party, it’s usually cheaper to drive than fly. I know this because my parents packed up the van every year for most of my childhood […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

Does the size of your family seem to limit your adventures away from home? Here are some of our strategies to make big family travel happen. Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, […]