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5 Ways to Survive a Financial Crisis

A Financial Crisis or Economic Downturn? Here's 5 things you can do!

If your income were to dramatically drop tomorrow, would you survive? Would you spiral into a financial crisis or would you be able to keep your head above water? Many financial experts say that American’s who live paycheck to paycheck, could be 3 months from homelessness. We’re going to give you 5 ways to survive a personal financial crisis.

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Inexpensive Summer Activities – Fun For Families & Kids

Inexpensive Summer Activities - Fun for Families and Kids

School’s Out For Summer — Yikes! If you’re looking for Inexpensive Summer Activities for you and your kids, we’ve got 13 great recreation Ideas that you’re going to love. These Summer activities are perfect for kids and Adults.

It’s June and school’s out …what do you do to help your kids have healthy fun in the summer? Is it an … Read the rest

9 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

Here's 9 Ways to Cut Prescription Costs!

Is the cost of prescription drugs making you choke?
According to the Center for Disease control, last month 48% of American’s took at least one prescription drug and 21% took 3 or more prescription drugs. Legal, prescribed drug use in our country, and around the world is at all time highs. It’s true that properly used, prescription drugs can greatly Read the rest

Frugal Living Helps You Hurdle to Early Retirement

Frugal Living Hurdling toward early retirement.

Larry Weber – Staff Writer

Can Frugal Living make a difference in how soon you retire or is it just a waste of time? Let me give you one example of the power of frugal living as it specifically pertains to your retirement.

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

First, let’s calculate how much money you need to … Read the rest

Summer Reading Programs and Discount Movies for Kids!

Summer Reading Programs & Discount Movies for Kids!

Are you looking for ways to encourage your kids to learn, and have fun during the summer? This list of summer reading programs and movie passes for kids will help!

Summer Reading Programs and Discount Movies for Kids!

We love reading at our house – always have! With more than 4000 books on our shelves, we’re usually highlighting and turning … Read the rest

Are you a Major League Saver? These 2 Pro Athletes Are.

Do you know what living below your means can do for your life?

What does living below your means . . . mean? Does it mean a life of deprivation? Does it mean a life of constant coupon clipping, or a life of regularly saying, “We can’t afford it?”

Living below your means – something different.

  • Maybe it’s saying yes to your top priorities like paying off debt and building savings/retirement.
  • Maybe it’s
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Top ways to save money by maximizing space usage

A golden picture frame with strands of barbed wired on a red background.

It can be pretty difficult to fit everything in a smaller home especially if you’re part of a large family. Even if you live in a large house, you can always use more space. That being said, there’s a lot of money lost through the fact that people don’t maximize the space that they do have.

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How We Rehydrate Limp Carrots

A Terrific Limp Carrot Fix!

Have you ever purchased carrots that are limp and droopy? Have carrots that you store in your refrigerator lost their crispness and crunchiness?

Don’t despair, your produce is not ready for the trash can or compost pile. You can rehydrate limp carrots and return them to their crisp and crunchy original condition.

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Top Reasons Why Travel Credit Cards Are Better than Normal Debit/Credit Cards

Passport and travel reward cards.

The travel rewards programs launched by various banks and credit cards are becoming more popular with each passing year. It’s no surprise because these rewards programs help you cut down expenses when you travel. If you carefully research the details of several card offers, you could end up with significant savings at the end of your travels.

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10 Ways to Save on Vacation Meals

10 Ways to Save on Vacation Meals!

Vacation meals can be expensive! But with a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy awesome food while you travel and you can spend much less doing it. We’ve got lots of ideas for having a great vacation on a budget and it all starts with saving on vacation meals.

Here are 10 Ways to Save Vacation Meals

1) Eat

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3 Ways to Save When Egg Prices Skyrocket

3 Ways to buy Eggs at the Grocery Store for Maximum Savings! Learn what Grade B eggs are and how they can help you save money.

How to save money with Grade B eggs.

Do you know what Grade B Eggs are? And do you know how Grade B Eggs can save you money?

Eggs are a regular breakfast food in our house and millions of other homes across the country. But Egg prices go up and down on a regular basis and can sometimes rise … Read the rest

Rental Car Hacks for Business or Vacation

These Rental Car Hacks will save you hundreds of dollars on your vacation!

Rental Car Hacks that saved us more than $200!

Here are some rental car hacks that saved us a ton of money! We were traveling to Richmond Virginia to speak at a conference and to do a little vacationing with family and friends. There would be six of us traveling, plus luggage for one week and 24 cases of books.… Read the rest

Guide To Hosting Great Yard/ Garage Sales

Wooden yard sale sign posted on a wire fence.

We’ve written this Garage Sale Guide to help you turn your unwanted treasures into cash. There are dozens of ideas presented on this page to help you run an efficient and profitable yard sale at your home. Or to host a rummage sale for a charitable organization where you volunteer.

Garage Sale Guide Starting Place

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A Budget Makeover with Groceries?

A Budget Makeover with Groceries is the fastest way to find cash!

A Budget Makeover with Groceries, is one of the best places to start. Because most of us go to the grocery store often, making a few changes in how you shop is one of the fastest ways for rehabbing your finances.

How can I lower my grocery bill so I can get ahead on my budget?

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27 Frugal and Fun Vacation Ideas

Frugal Vacations- 27 Money Saving Tips for Food, Lodging & Activities.

Frugal Vacations don’t have to be boring. And Vacations don’t have to be expensive to be memorable. We’ve compiled a list of ways for you to have fun and frugal vacations. This list comes from friends and our own experience. We’ll share more than two dozen money-saving vacation tips for meals, lodging, and activities. You’ll make great memories with minimal … Read the rest

Tips to Freeze and Thaw milk

Tips for freezing milk and thawing milk.

How can you save money on milk purchases? For years we bought gallons of milk on sale and then froze them in our deep freezer. Freezing milk is not that hard to do if you follow our tips. Learn how we freeze and defrost milk safely and quickly.

How do you thaw frozen milk?

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Great Vacations With Limited Funds

Great Vacations with Limited Funds are Entirely Possible!

Did you ever wonder how you could take a vacation when your vacation funds are limited? Here’s how we and several other frugal friends have enjoyed great vacations without spending a fortune.

Yes, You Can Have Great Vacations with Limited Funds

Yes, money is tight, unemployment is still high and the economic climate is uncertain. But if you’re thinking there Read the rest

Roadmap Savings for Garage Sale Treasures

Garage Sale Treasures - 7 Shopping Strategies!

7 ways to make Garage Sale Shopping more Fun

If you’re going to spend a day driving around and looking for garage sale treasures, try these 7 tips to make your time Garage Sale treasure hunting more profitable (and less expensive).

1. Plan your Garage Sale route

Check out the garage sale ads on:

  1. Facebook’s SwipSwap Groups (we have joined
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Money Smart Grandparents

Money Smart Grandparents can help with expenses, time and more.

Grandma's hand being held by a baby's hand.Money Smart Grandparents provide practical ways to Help.

We asked our Facebook friends a couple of questions about how their parents had a positive impact on their children. We want to build a brainstorming list of ideas to encourage money smart grandparents to be active participants in their grandchild’s life. Please add your comments to the bottom of this page—we’d … Read the rest

11 Awesome & Affordable Spring Activities for families

11 Awesome & Affordable Spring Activities For Your Family!

Spring Activities – if you’re looking for fun, it’s a time full of awesome and affordable recreational events. Spring – the time for plants and trees to come back to life and in many parts of the country families can be outside to enjoy the more temperate weather and outdoor activities.

If we just look ahead at the upcoming calendar … Read the rest

Veterans: How to get free event tickets with VetTix!

Free Family Fun for Veterans!

VetTix is a company that shows appreciation to our Veterans and their families with free event tickets. And this blog will tell you all about how it works, and how to sign up for it.

A few months ago a friend of ours sat with his wife in the audience at Symphony Hall in Phoenix to enjoy hearing the orchestra … Read the rest

How to Help Your Teen Establish a Good Credit Score

Teenagers & Credit Scores: how to help them establish good credit!

Are you wanting to help your teenager establish a good credit score? Teenagers & Credit Scores is a great topic to be concerned about. Raising money smart teens is more than just teaching our kids to work and earn and save and spend carefully. We need to teach teens the ins and outs of borrowing money and being smart about … Read the rest

Linen Closet Tips, Tricks and Hacks

How to Organize Your Linen Closest in 4 Hours.

Reorganizing your linen closet probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list! But this task can really free up time and mental energy – here’s why and how.

The Last Time We Reorganized our Linen Closet

For us, it had been about 10 years — raising five kids and being involved in helping them launch as young adults, writing … Read the rest