Given the economic downturn, many people across the U.S. and abroad are finding themselves having leaner Christmases than they’re used to. Still others are finding themselves without jobs this year. Uncertainty abounds, and that can make [...]
Do your kids ever see you use cash? Or do they only see plastic? I still have a lot of unused guest posts to run from my move. Since I still have a lot of cleaning [...]
The following is a guest post by Marci Lambert of Make Art Everyday. Marci is a stay at home mom with a part time photography business. If you enjoy this post, consider subscribing to her blog’s [...]
Vacation. You’ve been looking forward to it all year, and the day is finally here. You load the last of the suitcases in the car, make sure the kids are buckled in, and head off on [...]
With temperatures soaring in parts of the country, it’s time to think of warm weather activities. It’s supposed to be over 100 degrees here in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow and last through the weekend. Yikes, say [...]
Easter is my favorite holiday. Easter is quickly approaching, and I’m a big fan of celebrating holidays in meaningful ways. But I’m not a fan of spending beyond my budget. I first came across this cookie [...]
Yellow smiley face cupcakes are perfect for a ’70s party! In October I posted about the frugal NASCAR birthday party I threw for my son. Now it’s time to tell you about the frugal party my [...]
It’s Valentine’s Day! What? You forgot? The restaurants are booked, you don’t have a lot of money, and you really want to impress your sweetheart. What’s a person to do? Fortunately I have a few frugal [...]
Communication about finances is important in marriage. Ron at The Wisdom Journal posted 7 Things Men Wish Women Knew About Money, and I want to give you the woman’s viewpoint. My husband and I have been [...]
One of my goals this year is to set aside more “family days” for my family. Now that our schedule is back under control, we need to start doing more things together. I feel like my [...]
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