Category Archives: Finances

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Are you set up for success?

I think quite often, and I am speaking to myself here as well, we get stuck in a rut that says “this is how it looks like for this family and yet that is not how my family dynamics work so I cannot use this method (or tip or whatever the case may be),” without looking at the end goal…. Read more »

365 Ways to Save Money- Day 38

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I caught myself doing something lately. Something that is costing our family more money than it should. Money that could easily be saved for something worthwhile. Do you want to know what it is? Replacing things. Does that make you scratch your head? Lemme explain. Quite often I see ripped clothes and I add them to the recycling pile and… Read more »

Three Things I Do as a SAHM to Bring in Income

It’s not a new phenomenon, women have been resourceful at bringing extra income in for their family for centuries. Egg money, babysitting, laundry, etc! Sometimes I think it’s easy to get into a rut of what to do when we are faced with so much we have to do that we are unsure of what we have time to do…. Read more »

Thrive Market Review, Comparison, and Referral

I have recently made my first purchase through the website, thrivemarket.com . I don’t normally sign up for things like this. I generally find that its cheaper to purchase through Costco, Trader Joes, or Azurestandard co-op. However, new subscribers would get a free trial month, a free jar of almond butter, and 15% off their first order. With shipping being… Read more »

Freezer Meals- Gluten-free and budget friendly

I love freezer meals. There have been many a day where I have been saved by the Crockpot phenomenon.  Dinner is waiting for us when we get home from Church or a long day away. On our crazy activity days (ballet, jiu jitsu, and my daycare in one afternoon) I can schedule dinner for the crockpot and not even be… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 36

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I could obviously tell you to skip the over-priced coffee… but I am not that cruel, yet. However, one way that I learned how to cut the price of that coffee and still get a fairly close enough taste of the real thing is to ask for a “americano, with such and such syrup added (cinnamon dulce, anyone?) with room… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 35

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When you have a carton of ice cream, don’t you try to squeeze every last bite out of it? What about the Ketchup bottle? The salad dressing? Peanut butter? This might seem like a very extreme cheapskate tip but there is a mental process behind all this. When you take the extra steps to get every last drop, crumb, blob… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money – Day 34

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Politely decline “home parties”.  Or, be honest and upfront, you don’t have the money but you wish them the best success. If I attended every party I was invited too, I could easily end up spending hundreds a month. That is not feasible.  It’s super hard to do this because I want to show support for small businesses and when… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 32

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Impulse buying is generally the biggest money waster. My children often go into a store and want to spend their hard earned money on an item that will probably fall apart before we even get home. I tell them to wait 24 hours (or sometimes 48 depending on when we can get to the store next) before deciding that it… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 30

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How many times have you gone to look for something and have been overwhelmed by the amount of items blocking the way? How much time have you spent picking up toys that seem to be cluttered from one end of the house to the other? Paperwork? Needle and thread? One way I am constantly wasting money is by purchasing items… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 29

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Our generation consumes more meat than previous generations. The United States has the second highest meat eating ratio compared to other countries. I am not about to go vegetarian though. Its one of the wonderful privileges I have for living in the United States. However, meat, especially beef, can get a little bit pricey for 7 meals a week.  Just… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 27

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Now that we all know my one-weakness (cough, sputter, grimace– note of sarcasm?) aka- reading, lets talk about books. I mentioned the great resource we have in your local library where you can get free books, but there is another way as well.  Using your Kindle, you can get free and discounted books. There is much research that shows that… Read more »