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 […]

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)┬áto 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 […]

5 Meal Planning Perks You Need to Know About

Meal planning is not something just for┬ásuper 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 […]

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 […]

How to Eat at Home to Save Money

If you eat at home, you will save money, and probably eat better, too. But, how can you pull it off without a lot of hassle? Spaghetti Squash with Vegetable Bolognese Everybody knows that eating at home can save you money. In fact, there are added benefits, such as increased food safety and a chance […]

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 […]