Learning to manage your food budget is one of the fastest ways to start turning around your family household budget. We see so many families practice grocery shopping habits that drive their food costs through the roof. If you’ve never been shown how to master the art of food shopping and meal prep, don’t feel bad.
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How much could you save if you used a crockpot for a year – just a few days each week? We’ll answer that question and give you some other tips too.
This is the third of a 5-part Kitchen Tools series that will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
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When we first heard about it, we had to ask ourselves, “Is Swagbucks.com legit? Or is Swagbucks 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 … Read the rest
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
Glass Bowls Provide Lunch Values
Having Glass Bowls so you can bring leftovers for lunch, is the second of our Kitchen Tools series. It will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
Why glass bowls? When it comes to feeding a family, there is a lot of money at stake. The average family is spending $200 … Read the rest
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
5 Kitchen Tools That Will Save $6000 #1 Spoonula
Saving money on groceries could revolutionize your family budget! Really, it’s no hype. And kitchen tools such as a spoonula, can certainly help save time and money!
As a matter of fact, there are dozens of simple strategies that can cut your grocery bill in half without clipping a single coupon. … Read the rest
If you’re looking for creative crockpot cooking ideas, delicious recipes and some really outrageous uses for a slow cooker, you’ve come to the right place!
The slow cooker or Crockpot is one of the most versatile time and money saving tools we have in our kitchen arsenal. We use them so much that, over time, we’ve bought three of them … Read the rest
Can dropouts from high school and college become successful contributors to society? People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell 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 … 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.
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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
We don’t pay much attention to our credit score. When you live debt-free and don’t borrow money, it becomes a non-issue. But we do realize that there are times in life when your credit score plays an important role in your future.
We helped our kids establish credit using a credit card secured by their bank accounts. They only used … 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.
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Paying off your home mortgage is one of the pinnacles of financial stability and security. 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 . . . … 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
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