Can college dropouts be successful? People like Bill Gates and MGM co-founder Marcus Lowe are prime examples of successful people who didn’t go to college or finish college.
Is education important? Yes of course. But is a formal education; public, private or parochial school and college—are they critical to success. Yes . . . and no. While researching the education … Read the rest
How can you save money on milk purchases? For years we’ve frozen milk that we bought on sale in our deep freezer, and then defrosted it when we were ready to use it. Freezing milk is not that hard to do if you follow our tips. Learn how we freeze and thaw milk safely and quickly.
How do you thaw
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This list of 18 free movie websites like Crackle, YouTube & Hulu can help you save money by dumping cable. Check out these sites and other Blu-ray/smart tv apps.
One of the biggest budget busters is overspending on recreation. We recently did “dinner and a movie” for a date night. If we hadn’t had movie gift cards (from Christmas) and … Read the rest
If your only option is a Vacation with Limited Funds, can you still create a fun and enjoyable memory? 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 … Read the rest
The late summer months bring Back to School Supplies & shopping. This can be one of the most expensive times of the year for families with young children. Why?
The reason is that back-to-school costs can really take a toll on your family’s household budget. Retailers expect that consumers will shell out more than $68 billion during this back-to-school shopping … Read the rest
We’ve got Frugal Fashion Tips for Kids when you’re shopping for back-to-school clothes. These will help your kids to look nice, be a little trendy, and not cost a fortune. We outfitted 5 kids with wardrobes each year. We also found lots of ways for them to look fashionable while staying within our frugal spending limits.
5 Ways to Save
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Paying off your home mortgage is one of the pinnacles of financial stability. Owning your home free and clear may seem like a fantasy, but if you follow the 5 steps we took, you’ll make it your reality too. Our efforts to pay down our mortgage debt started with just one dollar extra each month . . . but quickly … Read the rest
Will money gifts to Adult Kids really help them? Do financial bailouts enable our children and make them dependent on us as parents? Here are 8 ways to help without enabling them.
Money Gifts for Adult Kids — What Should We Do?
We have three grown kids. Two are doing fine, but the youngest one is married with two kids … Read the rest
Buying Used Stuff is a great way to keep money in your pocket and stretch your money way further than you ever thought possible. In this blog we’ll describe why buying used stuff is beneficial to you, your budget and the environment. At the end of the article, we’ll list our favorite websites to buy used stuff along with other … Read the rest
Are you looking for inexpensive, healthy and affordable snacks for kids? This list of 12 different types of affordable snack foods should do the trick. It’s been time tested with our five kids and should do well for your family.
How do you feed a bottomless pit? We’re talking about those kids or teens with “hollow legs.” Remember when they … Read the rest
When we first heard about it, we had to ask ourselves, “Is Swagbucks legit or a scam?”
Swagbucks is often portrayed as a make money in your spare time website. Many of us have heard the “how to make money on the internet” pitches — how many of those are legit? And we’ve read stories about people getting all kinds … Read the rest
The unemployment rate in the United States (as of December 2016) is 4.7% which is a far cry from when it peaked at 10% back in October 2009. Yet, here you are having fallen on hard times. You’re one of the unlucky ones to fit in this percentage but you’re not just a number.
It’s difficult to say how long … Read the rest
How do you choose the right pets for kids or your family? In this article we’ll share our experiences and 8 easy pets for kids and families.
Pet ownership in America is huge: approximately 70 million dogs and 80 millions cats. Of this number about 7.6 million of these pets find their way to one of 13,600 community-based animal shelters … Read the rest
If you have lactose intolerance, finding a solution to enjoying dairy is not an easy or inexpensive research project. In this article, we’ll share the different lactose intolerance solutions we’ve tried and the ones that worked.
We hope you’ll read all of the options we tried, but if you want to get the absolute bottom line, scroll to the bottom … Read the rest
10 Declaration of Independence Facts.
The Declaration of Independence in the United States is one of the most revered documents in our history. It was a bold statement by oppressed men and women to gain freedom from an tyrannical English government. But do you know these 10 Declaration of Independence facts about this most famous document?
1) The Resolution
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There are several things you can do to freeze store bought bread and avoid freezer burn. And if you bake your own, the same principals apply to freezing bread of any kind.
By the way, using a freezer to stock up on discounted food and preserve the sale price for months to come is one of our top money-saving strategies.… Read the rest
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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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
Balancing motherhood and a career can be challenging, especially for those just starting out as a career-woman or those who are new to being a mother.
With all the responsibilities involved, it’s no wonder a lot of women choose to forego a career in favor of being a full-time mom or vice versa. However, there are plenty of moms who … Read the rest
Are you looking to get prescriptions cheaper? Learn 9 ways to quickly and legally cut the cost of getting your medication prescriptions refilled.
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 … Read the rest
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
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
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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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.
In this article, we’ll … Read the rest