Steve Economides is a NY Times Best Selling Author of 3 books, dad of 5 grown kids and a household finance and frugality expert. He and his wife Annette have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dr Phil and dozens of other national and international TV shows.
Online Dollar stores are amazing places to can find things that you need for less. For most of us, physical stores like Family Dollar and Dollar Tree come to mind. But you no longer have to drive to a store to find awesome deals.
According to NBC News, Dollar Stores, discount retailers, and discount racks are gaining huge popularity. This is true amongst all shoppers and especially with Millenials.
Today you have the option to shop discount and dollar stores without leaving the comfort of your house. We have scoured the internet and found the best stores to shop … Read more »
This College Home Study Program is amazing, clever, very different from other programs and inexpensive too.
If you have kids who want a fast track to a college degree or, if you’re an adult looking for an inexpensive and fast way to finally finish that degree, you’ve GOT TO READ what Becky and her kids have done. It’s absolute GENIUS.
We met Becky Muldrow in San Antonio, Texas at a conference where we were speaking. Becky is a mom and a smart one at that.
With 10 kids she has to be.
But what stood out most to us was her absolutely ingenious way … Read more »
Can community youth organizations and programs help develop character in a child? There are many different types of youth activities that could contribute to your child’s physical, emotional and vocational development. We’ve been involved in a number of these organizations and have compiled a list of the 20 most popular youth organizations in the US.
If you’re looking for the names of groups where your kids can learn and grow in character and leadership keep reading …
Discovering the Hidden Potential in a Child
Like a majestic oak concealed within an acorn, boundless potential is wrapped up in the spirit of a child. From childhood, … Read more »
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 a tyrannical English government.
10 Declaration of Independence Facts You May Not Know
But do you know these 10 Declaration of Independence facts about this most famous document?
1) The Resolve to move toward Independence
It was Richard Henry Lee of Virginia who proposed the resolution that “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British … Read more »
Are Timeshares Worth It? Are they a scam? Or are they a good investment?
Are you considering buying a vacation property? Or are you trying to get out of a fractional ownership property that you either no longer use or can no longer afford?
We’ve experienced the buying, using, and trading of timeshares for more than 25 years. Although we’ve never been an owner, we’ve observed a master vacationer—Annette’s dad Syl.
Over the past 25 years, he has accumulated 6 different timeshares. He owns actual weeks at properties and timeshare points. We’ve worked with him, trading, banking, and negotiating for alternative weeks at … Read more »
If you want to make eating together as a family fun, you’ll love some of the things we do around the dinner table.
The family dinner hour is going the way of the dinosaur and black & white movies. But is the desire to eat meals together an old-fashioned, outdated notion? And with today’s faster-paced, non-relational lifestyle is it even possible?
Eating meals together is a mainstay of a cohesive family unit. Without this time of connection, you could end up with a group of disconnected people just living under the same roof.
Many families aren’t able to do a sit-down family dinner … Read more »
This list of 25 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 a “dinner and a movie” date night. If we hadn’t had movie gift cards and a restaurant coupon we would have spent $60. There has to be a better way to spend time together without spending a fortune.
We love cocooning at home after a long day of work. After selecting a good movie, we sit on the couch … Read more »
Do you want to get out of Debt? Have you been trying to pay off what you owe, but keep getting hit with unexpected emergencies.
Keep reading – we have 9 things you can do to kill your debt. And several things you can start applying today.
How is Debt is Like Being in a Car Crash?
Have you ever come across an auto accident where a battered, bloody victim was walking around in a daze? Asked if he’s all right, he stutters, “Y-Yes, I’ll be fine.” Obviously hurt, in shock and needing immediate attention, he still refuses help. “I’m all right,” … Read more »
Vacation meals can be expensive! But with vacation meals on a budget and a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy awesome food. Even while you travel, you can spend much less than the average person 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.
11 Ways to Eat Yummy Vacation Meals on a Budget
1) Eat out Selectively
When we fly to a destination and stay in a hotel we save money on food by minimizing the number of meals we eat at a restaurant. Feeding 7 … Read more »
Frugal Family Vacations don’t have to be boring. And fun vacations don’t have to be expensive to be memorable.
We’ve compiled a list of ways for you to have fun and frugal family 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 on a budget.
The typical Father’s Day celebration is to wait on Dad, hand, and foot, hand him the remote control and let him do whatever he wants for the entire day.
Try a Different Kind of Father’s Day
This Father’s day we’d like to encourage Dad’s everywhere to have a different idea or outlook on the day. We’re challenging you to make it a day when you serve your family. Instead of being served, give your time and love to their wife and kids. And in doing so, you’ll receive much more in return.
There is no better Father’s Day present to receive than … Read more »
If you want to know how much an Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich is supposed to weigh, just read our story.
What would you do if you got 30% less than you paid for?
We got “ripped off,” but got it resolved quickly.
We had just completed a Once-A-Month cooking day (read more here) where Annette (with help from the rest of us) prepares between 10 and 17 dinner meals which we store in the freezer for use later in the month.
On our “Once-A-Month” cooking day, Annette gets the night off from preparing dinner (after preparing so many meals, she deserves a … Read more »
There are dozens of uses for a home meat slicer and the savings you can bank are amazing. In this article, we’ll talk mainly about how much money you can save using a meat slicer to cut your own lunch meat.
And we’ll also share other things that we use a meat slicer for.
Plus we’ll tell you how much our meat slicer cost and what you can expect to pay for a new one.
This is the fourth article of a 5 Kitchen Tools series that will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
We taught our kids to save money on electricity … and everything else. When we received this question from a website visitor from Australia, we thought we’d put our ideas in writing.
Question about how to get my kids on-board with saving money
Do your kids save electricity? How do you get your kids to appreciate ever-increasing electricity costs and to turn off lights and appliances? Mine just seem to walk away and have no care that Australian electricity costs are rising and rising and we now pay a carbon tax on top of this. I nag them to turn off lights … Read more »
Your parents cared for you for years, and now it’s your turn. As you parents start to reach an older age, there are several financial decisions that they will need to make. By not making some key choices now they could leave you and your loved ones with some difficult decisions later.
Talking about money and death is never a fun topic, but it’s important that you have those hard talks with your loved ones before it’s too late. It will save a lot of pain and frustration in the future.
1. Life Insurance
Let’s get one of the most difficult out of … Read more »
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