Lynnae McCoy's Author Profile and Articles

Lynnae McCoyI'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.

Articles by Lynnae McCoy

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

When most people think of the American Dream, home ownership is a part of the equation. At least it was until the housing bubble burst in 2008. As home prices dropped and foreclosures rose, potential homeowners […]

Financial Benefits for Foster Parents and Their Foster Children

For the past year my husband and I have been certified foster parents. In our case, we took in a relative who needed a home. Over the last year we have learned a lot about the […]

Keeping Your Teens Busy This Summer…The Frugal Way!

It’s the last week of school, and I’m looking ahead to summer. What am I going to do to keep the kids busy? My nine year old and my toddler are easy. Spray parks, library story […]

Avoid Lifestyle Inflation, Especially While in Debt

Avoid Lifestyle Inflation, Especially While in Debt

When my husband and I were just beginning our married life, we lived on very little. And I do mean very little! He had a job at a local radio station, and it didn’t pay much. […]

8 Fun and Frugal Outdoor Activities

8 Fun and Frugal Outdoor Activities

In many areas of the country, the weather is beginning to warm up. The temperatures are nice, but not stifling, and it’s the perfect time for getting outdoors. If you’re looking for some frugal outdoor activities, […]

Checklist and Tips for a Backyard Campout

Checklist and Tips for a Backyard Campout

Camping is a favorite summertime activity for kids. Even if you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to load up the camping equipment and head to the woods, your kids can still experience the joy […]

How to Save Money on Gas

Fuel prices are going up, up, up. By this summer, the experts say gas will be above $4.00 a gallon. That doesn’t bode well for the summer vacation season. And for those on an already too-tight […]

How to Save Money on Groceries

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. […]

Saving on Airline Tickets with Allegiant Air

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 […]

Preparing for a Baby the Frugal Way

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 […]

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