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

Anatomy of an Organized Kitchen

Over the last week I’ve kicked my cleaning and organizing into high gear, trying to get through the whole house, before I leave for BlogHer next week. This weekend I attacked the kitchen, defrosting the freezer […]

Don’t Let the Kids Starve: Food Programs to Help Families

I’ve been consciously avoiding the news all summer, as I was on news overload at the beginning of June. But this week I read my local online newspaper for the first time in weeks, and I […]

How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing: Step 5 – Return Policies & Problem Transactions

Now that you’re able to write the perfect eBay listing, it’s time to be proactive and think ahead to potential problems. Though most eBay sales will go off without a hitch if you’ve followed my advice […]

Be a Good House Guest When Visiting Relatives

One of the most popular vacation destinations for young frugal families is the home of relatives. Staying with relatives, assuming they welcome you as house guests, is a great way to save money on lodging costs […]

How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing: Step Four – Payment and Shipping Terms that Sell

You’ve done your research. You’ve taken great pictures. You’ve written a detailed description of your item. Now it’s time to sit back and watch the money roll in, right? Wrong! You still have a little work […]

10 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Under $20

Father’s Day seems to have snuck up on me this year. Maybe it’s because I was out of town last week. Or maybe it’s because public school in our town is getting out a week later […]

How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing: Step Three – Write a Detailed Title and Description

This is the third post in my series ‘”How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing.” The first two parts in my How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing series have been focused on background work: researching […]

How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing: Step Two – Take Great Pictures

This is the second post in my series ‘”How to Create the Perfect eBay Listing.” They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of eBay listings, it’s definitely true. Your photos […]

Summer Reading Programs for Kids

As students are wrapping up the school year, parents everywhere are wondering how to keep the kids reading over the summer. Fortunately bookstores and libraries are rolling out their summer reading programs, which often feature a […]

Yummy Memorial Day Barbecue Menu Ideas

Yummy Memorial Day Barbecue Menu Ideas

Memorial Day is next Monday, and we’re making plans for a barbecue! My menu isn’t set in stone yet, but my husband wants to barbecue ribs. With that in mind, here’s my preliminary menu. Main Course: […]

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