Save Money Watering Your Lawn

Save Money Watering Your Lawn

Save Money Watering Your Lawn Is it really possible to save money watering your lawn?  It depends on what part of the country you live in.  In our area, the summers are hot and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms.  In other areas, the weather is hot and dry necessitating lawns be regularly watered to maintain any semblance of green. One of our biggest issues with watering our lawn is that water is very expensive in our area.  My parents live in a large city and their water/sewer … [Read more...]

Family Home Budget Tips for Living on $30000 or Less

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Family Home Budget Raising a family is fun but can be full of challenges. As kids grow so are the family's expenses, that's why it's important to stick with your family home budget. Below are some simple tips that you can do to save big and live on  $30,000 or less. Family Home Budget - Tips for Living on $30000 or Less Savings tips for the home: Of course the obvious: turn out lights, don't let water run, don't leave TV on. First and foremost, we created a budget on Mint.com … [Read more...]

Im Tired of Being Broke So Why am I Smiling?

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Im Tired of Being Broke So Why am I Smiling? Im tired of being broke, I use the word "broke" to define what we are financially. It isn't really a reflection of our actual bank account because we apply the key principles for not being actually "broke"Let me clear up the confusion. We are "broke" meaning that we no longer have disposable income. Disposable income is money that isn't accounted for. That is a bit hard for me to deal with but the reason why is comforting so let me explain how we … [Read more...]

Save On Organic Foods

Save On Organic Foods

Save On Organic Foods It is true. I am buying more organic food. I have also seen a huge increase in my bill until I realized that I could get my grocery bill down easily by following these tips to save on organic foods  . The first tip is buy local. I mean it go to the farmer's market. I grab my cloth bag and $20 and see what I can challenge the kids to buy. I find that if my children pick the veggies they will try new things. This local farmer's market in West Virginia is a great … [Read more...]

Get Kids to Save Money

Get Kids to Save Money

Get Kids to Save Money Saving money is the one thing we all agree on in our family.  Something we can do every day is to teach kids to save money.  No matter what we are purchasing, whether groceries, gas, clothes, toys, or services, there is always a discussion of how to save money on that purchase.  Our children know what the standard response from us is any time they ask if we can buy something:  “How much does cost, is it on sale, and is there a coupon for it?”  Many people might think … [Read more...]

Save on Gas Bill for Car

Save on Gas Bill

Save on Gas Bill for Car     One of the first lessons I learned about owning a vehicle and having a driver's license was that if you can't afford the cost of gas, then you don't get to drive. Since I first received my driver's license I have watched gas prices sky rocket and my children don't believe me when I say that gas used to be under $1 a gallon. The problem is that with children, I drive more and that means I spend more in gas. I have decided that in order to get our … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Ideas

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Super Bowl Party Ideas Mixing It Up This Year Super Bowl XLVIII is only a week away and I’ll admit my plan for preparing well in advance has gone by the wayside.  This year we’ll be hosting a party with a dozen friends and their children.  In order to simplify things, we’ve asked everyone to bring their favorite beverage and a staple snack such as chips and dip. For our Super Bowl Party Ideas this year, we’ll be preparing the heartier food.  I plan to shop on Tuesday and Thursday in order … [Read more...]

Save on Home Repairs

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Save on Home Repairs As a tenant paying rent to a landlord, I never really thought about how much it costs to maintain a home.  You pay the rent, the electric, water, gas, and trash bills but if something goes wrong, you call the landlord.  Hopefully, the landlord cares about the property and sends a repairman out to fix the problem. On the other hand, as a homeowner, you not only have to pay the mortgage and utilities, you have to budget and pay for various things which can go wrong.  … [Read more...]

Mineral Oil Uses

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Saving Saturday: Mineral Oil Uses Here at Madame Deals we love to help you save some money! So this week on our Saving Saturday column we are bringing you Mineral Oil Uses! Mineral Oil can be used for all kinds of things, and can really save you some money on products you don't need! From beauty uses, to uses around the house, a bottle of Mineral Oil isn't just for stomach problems anymore!  … [Read more...]