I'm Lynnae, wife of one and stay-at-home mom of two. I'm committed to getting out of debt by being frugal with my choices in life.
Depending on your situation, health insurance can take up a big chunk of the family budget. Our insurance premium eats up a third of our income! Even though it’s tempting to forego health insurance in exchange [...]
With food prices on the rise, it seems everyone is looking for ways to save money on groceries. Fortunately, by tweaking just a few of your habits, you can offset rising food prices with grocery savings. [...]
Last week news reports warned that food prices will be rising this year. Apparently the world’s demand for corn is causing the surplus of corn in the United States to be be used up. Since supply [...]
We took the big all-girls trip to the American Girl Store in Los Angeles this week. To get to Los Angeles from my home town, we elected to fly using Allegiant Air, a discount airline. Flying [...]
My life has taken a variety of twists and turns over the years, and our latest twist is that we are possibly (but not certainly) adopting. If it all works out, we will be adopting an [...]
This weekend I went shopping at the thrift stores with a friend. You can find great bargains at thrift stores, but you can also waste money easily. What are the secrets to rockin’ the thrift stores? [...]
A crazy thing happened a couple of weeks ago. My daughter showed me that she has been absorbing all of my frugality talk. Actually, the story begins last September, when Hannah and her friend asked if [...]
January is a good time for a budget makeover. After all, you’re likely setting your financial goals for the year, and it’s a good time to make note of lifestyle changes. Certain areas of your budget [...]
Christmas is over, and 2011 is staring us in the face. It’s the time of the year when people are making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not a big fan of resolutions, as most people tend to [...]
For most kids, Christmas break began this week. It’s exciting to have the kids home from school during the holiday, but if your kids are anything like mine, too much unstructured time spells trouble with a [...]
I'm just an average mom, trying to live a frugal life and get out of debt. I write about things that have (and haven't) worked to improve my family's financial situation. What works for me may or may not work for you, and you should always consult a financial advisor before making important financial decisions.
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