Have you ever thought about great vacations with limited funds? And what about this summer? If you’re thinking you can’t take a vacation, think again. We’ve got lots of frugal and cheap tips to make your vacation memorable on a shoestring budget.
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 on the cheap.
Great Vacations on a Shoestring Budget
Yes, money is tight, unemployment is still high and the economic climate is uncertain. But if you’re thinking there is no … Read more »
Is it possible that our good intentions and generosity could end up entitling our kids? No parent intentionally sets out to create dependent children who expect to be given everything they desire.
If you want to raise kids who aren’t entitled but are empowered – keep reading. We have 7 ways we helped our kids to become Financially strong, fit and independent.
Kids are kind of funny. If we offer to pay for something, they’ll gladly let us do it . . . forever and ever. If we don’t pay, they’ll carry on about how “mean” and out of touch with reality … Read more »
Are you looking to save money and find cheap meat near your home? These strategies could save you thousands of dollars this year.
Putting Meat on the Table History:
Years ago, it was the man’s “job” to hunt for the meat to provide for the family. All it cost was a few days’ trudging through the forest, and some bullets or arrows. Then there was time to clean and dress the meat, a man’s muscles to lug it all home and space to store it.
Today, in our more “sophisticated” society, both sexes are responsible … 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 »
Do you need some retirement gift ideas? Are you looking for gift ideas that are cheap, fun or decadent?
We’ve collected some of the best-rated, inexpensive 5-star retirement gifts out there from Amazon, Etsy, and other sources. We’ve found cheap, funny, touching and a few expensive highly-rated gift ideas for you to choose from.
The average cost of the gifts we have listed is around $30. Some are a little pricier, but if you get a group of people to pitch in, you can still stay around $30.
If your colleague or friend is leaving the office for the very last time, then … Read more »
Have you ever thought long and hard about the eggs we eat?
What About Questions Like:
How long can eggs last unrefrigerated and refrigerated? Or, “How can you tell if the eggs you have are going bad? Does the nutritional value of an egg change as it ages? How long can eggs be left out on the counter?
In this article, we’ll answer all these egg questions and more.
Egg Storage Around the World
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to visit local grocery stores. I enjoy comparing the similarities and differences. In Iceland, grocery stores have a line of cookies called … 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 »
Have you ever wondered which dish soap works best and gives you the best value for the money?
We love saving money and were wondering if we should buy the cheapest dish detergent or a more expensive one. Our curiosity finally got the best of us and we put together this test.
Have you ever thought, “Hmm, this name-brand product costs twice as much as the generic; is it twice as good? Oh, it’s all just advertising hype, there can’t be that BIG of a difference — I’m going to save the money and buy the generic.”
This list of 24 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 »
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. OR, it’s saying, “I’d love to take a cruise, but this year we only have enough money for a driving vacation.” And then making it a fantastic, fun family memory. Maybe it’s saying, “I’m making great money right now, but this may not last, so we’re going to … Read more »
Getting excellent customer service from a large corporation is one of the seven wonders of the world . . . well, at least it seems that way. We love dealing with companies who have well-trained employees who really seem to care about their customers’ problems.
Companies with Bad Customer Service
We have had a number of frustrating interactions with companies lately – mostly internet/cell phone and utilities. Poor or non-existent customer service has become the norm. Long hold times and getting disconnected on phone calls is so frequent that we’ve come to expect it.
Celebrating Companies who Provide Excellent Customer Service
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.