How to Save on Halloween Treats

How to Save on Halloween Treats

How to Save on Halloween Treats Whether trick or treaters are coming to your door or there are kids at your Halloween party you want to have some great treats on hand. You don't want to spend a crazy amount of money buying them, though. Here are some tips on how to save on Halloween treats for party guests or trick or treaters. My Tips on How to Save on Halloween Treats When giving treats at your door, you want to make sure everything is individually wrapped so keep that in mind when … [Read more...]

Great Bridesmaids Gifts Under $10


Great Bridesmaids Gifts Under $10 Weddings are expensive there are not many ways to get around this, but there are ways to help cut costs where you can! Asking someone to be a big part of your special day by asking them to be a bridesmaid is a big deal, and you should make sure you thank them by getting them a gift to remember the day! Now that doesn't mean you have to buy everyone $400 engraved necklaces (unless you can afford it, in which case that is awesome!). For my own wedding I got … [Read more...]

3 Lessons to be Debt Free For Life

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Debt Free For Life Living More Frugally is the Key to Be Debt Free For Life To live frugally is not something that I do naturally. It is something that I continue to learn how to do so that our family can afford for me to be at home with our 3 year old. It is not easy and there is some work to be done to save money and be debt free. The key for me has been to learn to spend less and save more without that becoming the focus of our family's life. I certainly want our children to understand … [Read more...]

Epsom Salt Uses


25 Epsom Salt Uses   One of my favorite things in my medicine cabinet is Epsom Salt! It has SO many awesome uses from muscle aches to cleaning you tile! Epsom Salt is a great alternative to expensive products and can be found at pretty much any store for cheap! I wanted to share with you today some of my favorite Epsom Salt Uses! Some you may have heard of, and some might be brand new! Lets get started: … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Paying off your Car Quickly and Lower your Car Insurance!


5 Tips for Paying off your Car Quickly and Lower your Car Insurance! *Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric® Community.  Collective Bias has provided me with compensation for my time and effort to evaluate this website.  Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.   Well as off last month, we did it, we paid off our first car! Woohoo! Paying off our family's first car is one of the best feelings I've had as an … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways on How to Save Up Money

How to Save Up Money

How to Save Up Money How to Save Up Money The first thing you need to do before we start is figure out what your expenses are. I mean true expenses. These are expenses Expenses you can't change (rent, loan payment) Expenses that you can change like (electricity, gas, food, clothing) Expenses that you can do without (Cable, Cell, eating out) How to Save Up Money 1) Come up with budgeting goals Goals should be actionable. That means you have to be able to do them. They should … [Read more...]

How to Save Up Money

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How to Save Up Money It wasn't that long ago that I wrote an article called financial success. In fact I am about to tell you the biggest achievement yet in our lives as parents other than having three kids is...... we have been able to save up enough money to have all of their prepaid college funds paid off prior to them entering Kindergarten. You read right we just wrote a check a couple of weeks ago for $38,000+ for the last child's college fund. I am pretty sure he can't even use the words … [Read more...]

Frugal Ways to Save Money: Home Appliances Sale

Frugal Ways to Save Money

Frugal Ways to Save Money: Home Appliances Sale Frugal Ways to Save Money: Home Appliances Sale Spring is a time of new beginnings.  For many, it's also the time when a large income tax refund comes in.  Some may use those extra funds to pay off debt, to plan for a much needed and deserved vacation, or to put toward savings.  This year we plan to use those funds to replace our dishwasher and stove.  After over ten years, both of these appliances have outlived their usefulness.  The … [Read more...]

Where to Buy Cheap Sports Clothing Apparel


Where to Buy Cheap Sports Clothing Apparel   Since having a child that could speak and tell me what she wanted to do, I've found out how expensive children really are! After school activities are something important to me and my family, but getting the right attire for them can get expensive! So I went searching for where to buy cheap sports clothing apparel and wanted to put them in a post for other parents that might be struggling with the high costs of having kids in sports! … [Read more...]

Why we said No to Disney World

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It all started 10 years ago. You have a child and you think about all the places you want to take them. All the things you want to do. Fantasyland Disney World enters your mind. Then you begin to realize no matter how much you want to take your children everywhere. You really can't afford everything. You can't give everything in the present moment. You have to be able to say "No" now so you can say yes in the future. It has been a constant battle to say "No" to  Fantasyland Disney World. I … [Read more...]