Category Archives: Finances

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 26

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I have a not-so-secret addiction: books. Addiction: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. If had to buy all the books I want to read, we would be broke, super quickly. Also there are several books that I thought I would be very interested in and never finish because they weren’t what I… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 23

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When you have four children, this can get interesting.  The minimalist in me wants to take everything to the thrift store when we are done and just wait until something is needed before purchasing again. However, the frugal part of me knows that the best decision I can make is to save the clothes for the next child. I actually… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money – Day 21

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There are definitely many pros and cons to having an Amazon Prime account. When we had 6 months free, I was definitely super happy about the free shipping option on any item I wanted and quick 2 day shipping, if needed. However, in our family, we have learned that the cost of the annual subscription does not justify the cost… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 19

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We wash and reuse our Ziplock bags. There are plenty of times that we use Ziplocks for things like snacks, organizing, sandwiches, dry good, etc. Often you can just wash and reuse those Ziplocks and not have to purchase a box so often. It takes a few minutes to wash and dry your bags and I would even say let… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 18

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You don’t have to be the next TLC’s Extreme Couponer in order to save your family money. I have rarely met a family that was ONLY store brand. As frugal as I am, there are certain things I do not compromise on such as Starbucks ground coffee beans and CoffeeMate creamer. I do save us a whole grocery trip of… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 17

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I won’t say I have never bought juice– I know I have, but I don’t remember the last time I bought juice, or chocolate milk, or lemonade, or… the list could go on. My children drink water. Lots of free, good for you, hydrating water. We do Almond Milk for occasional cups but its mostly for recipes and whatnot; the… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 14

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I thought this was fitting to follow my previous post. Finding a food co-op in your area can help save you quite a bit of money, especially if you want to buy some of the more specialty flours for gluten-free baking. Azure Standard is the one we locally use. Generally you can put the word out among your local ears… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 13

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One of the common statements I get about being gluten-free is how expensive it is. If you are trying to replace everything you have been eating in the past with the gluten-free option, I quite agree with you! Gluten-free chicken nuggets are expensive; boxed cookie mixes are very expensive. However, if you rethink the way you are eating and making… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 12

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Making a budget is not a once and you are done kind of thing. Often times it needs to be re-accessed every 3-6 months. Things can change quickly and amounts need to be re-adjusted, family habits change, and so on. You can actually waste money by not keeping an updated budget. It is very important that you know where your… Read more »