AN OPENED AND CLOSED CASE FOR THANKSGIVING DAY DEALS
How does the commercialization of the holidays make you feel?
You know we love getting deals and saving money, but where do you draw the line? When Black Friday was on the Friday after Thanksgiving we reveled in getting up early to catch the sales. As retailers strategically moved their opening … Read the rest
When we first heard about it, we had to ask ourselves, “Is Swagbucks.com legit? Or is Swagbucks a Scam?”
We say Swagbucks is Legit. 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 the rest
Are you hosting a Potluck Thanksgiving or attending a large gathering for Thanksgiving? Here are lots of ways to save money and reduce stress when feeding a large group for Thanksgiving Dinner or being a guest at someone else’s event. We will also talk about what to make for a Thanksgiving potluck.
Hosting a successful Potluck Thanksgiving dinner
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Thanksgiving Activities for Families with Kids can be some of the best ways to keep kids and parents engaged and looking forward to this holiday. If everyone or most everyone participates, the fun memories created will last a lifetime. Whether you are a kid, teen or adult, coming up with activities to share on Thanksgiving is a very doable undertaking. … Read the rest
Selling a house is one of the most important decisions that one may make in their lifetime. There are many reasons as to why you may opt to sell your house, some of which include the need for less or bigger space, change in financial status which may necessitate a subsequent change in the lifestyle, relocation due to job placement … Read the rest
If you are looking for ways to destroy debt forever, then this article will encourage and empower you!
It’s amazing how easy it is to accumulate thousands of dollars in consumer and other debt without having to think much about it. Each month you’re a little bit short thanks to a $50 expense here and a $30 expense there, … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Here is a reader question about How to Pay for College With No Money and without a Trust Fund.
Question: My daughter is a senior in high school and is preparing to head off to college. We have no money saved for her college expenses and feel like loans are the only option we have. What should we do?
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We’ve got tons of ideas for non-scary Halloween costumes that are easy and cheap to make.
Have you thought about Halloween costumes for you or your kids yet? Does the cost of costumes scare the fun out of Halloween for your family?
Planning for Halloween Costumes Cuts the Cost
Halloween will be here before you know it. And costume-loving families … Read the rest
If you are trying to save money one of the things you should do first is to gather your bills. Next, you should try to determine how much you owe and to whom. Finally, you will most likely create a somewhat trimmed down budget so you can have extra money each month to start paying back what you owe.
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If you’re looking for College Savings when trying to get a university education? This blog will give you plenty of out of the box and unconventional options for college savings. The college landscape is changing so rapidly that savings can be found in the most unusual places. Especially if you’re willing to research and question conventional thinking and dig a … Read the rest
If you want to legitimately get the most FAFSA money for your college education, follow these tips and tricks. You’ll get maximum federal student aid in Pell Grants from following our research when you fill out your FAFSA application.
Debt Free College Series # 4 – FAFSA and Financial Aid
We have 5 kids who have attended college, and we … Read the rest
Are you looking for college scholarships tips and tricks to land tons of college money? This blog presents lots of proven ways to find more scholarship hacks. It shares how to prepare for them and how win more awards. It’s time to start gathering in scholarship winnings!
What if there really was a pot of gold waiting for you at … Read the rest
College is expensive! And loan forgiveness is a great way to pay off student loans that have already been accrued! Over the past 40 years, gas prices have increased about 300% and Gold has risen more than 1200%. However, the cost of college has outpaced them both, skyrocketing more than 1600% higher than it was in 1975.
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It’s a classic human trait to be in deep personal trouble without being willing to admit it – it’s called being in denial.
Admitting the Problem
Whether we’re talking about addiction or unhealthy living, admitting the problem is the first step to recovery. Unfortunately, most of us don’t like to admit that we’re wrong. It can be even harder to … Read the rest
There are six things a teen can do in high school that will help to slash the cost of a college education. We’ve done many of these with our 5 kids and they graduated college without any student loans!
How to be a high schooler and crush college costs.
College is a monumental expense for parents and students alike. Who … Read the rest
The $2000 Chest Freezer is the final article of a 5 Kitchen Tools series designed to empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve shared how we save with the humble SpoonUla, a set of glass bowls for lunches, a slow cooker, and a Meat Slicer. We’ve calculated the annual savings … Read the rest
So you’ve decided to take a job or retire across the country. Before you hire professional movers such as North American Van Lines, it’s a good idea to sort through the things you have collected over the years and lighten the load. Once you decide what you want to bring then it’s time to contact the movers and acquire … Read the rest
“How long should I keep My car?” is a question we are often asked. And we have some answers below that will address this very thing.
Is there a point in time when keeping your current vehicle becomes more expensive than selling it. Making the decision to keep a car and repair it or sell it and buy another one … Read the rest
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 saving money on lunch meat, but meat slicer uses go far beyond lunch time.
This is the fourth article of a 5 Kitchen Tools series that will empower you to save thousands of dollars on … Read the rest
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.
It’s a much easier … Read the rest
Using a crockpot for a year could save you a ton of money. But even if you used it just a few days each week, it could still save you more money than you ever imagined. We’ll show you how this works and give you some other tips too.
This is the third of a 5-part Kitchen Tools series that … Read the rest
VetTix is a company that shows appreciation to our Veterans & their families, as well as active military 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. … Read the rest