Tons of Fun Ways to Enjoy a Family Staycation

It's not about the cost; it's about the memories.

Today, we’re joined by guest blogger Carol Robson of Tiny House Plans. Carol offers her passion-infused expertise in living simply and enjoying a frugal lifestyle. I absolutely applaud her message that family vacations don’t have to cost thousands; it’s more about investing time with your family. Enjoy these tips today from Carol! Image Credit: Evil […]

Easy Coupon Hacks for the Busy Mom

Here are 6 hassle-free ways to save money at the grocery store without clipping coupons like it's your day job.

Not everyone has the time to set up an elaborate coupon clipping system with a categorized binder. Not everyone can make four stops in one shopping trip to snag all the best deals. Does that mean it’s impossible to use any coupons and save money on groceries? No, it’s not impossible. I threw myself full […]

How to Make Extra Money From Home

Here are 5 legitimate ways to be an at-home parent and still make money (even in your pajamas)

Don’t you love the nerve of bloggers these days? Promising you a steady flow of money if you just slouch in front of your laptop and stare as you sip scorched coffee for a few hours every day? Well, I’ve been at this for a while, and I’m here to tell you that it’s not […]

29 Financial Tweaks to Boost Your Savings This Week

In honor of my 29th birthday, here are 29 financial tips to give your savings goals a leg up this week

I turned 29 this week. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about saving money is that it’s a discipline of the mind, not a discipline of the wallet. Where your attitude about debt, giving, stuff, and wealth goes, your account balance will follow. Photo credit: Produce Department via photopin (license) For my birthday, I was invited […]

12 Questions to Ask Before Consigning Your Baby Items

Read These Tips From My Experience to Save Yourself Time and Effort

Saving money is awesome.  But not every method is right for everyone.  Last week, I participated in my second consignment sale.  Now that I am a few sales in, I realize how many hours I wasted trying to figure things out at the beginning.  It’s just part of the learning process, but hopefully I can […]

12 Blogs That Save Me Money

Where Practical Meets Inspirational in a Frugal Blogging Community

Over the last year, I’ve searched for personal finance blogs that were really making a difference.  Words that come to mind are:  practical, inspirational, authentic community.  They are now my favorite genre to read.  The communities they’ve built are enthusiastic and always encouraging one another.  So here are 12 blogs I’ve followed over the last […]

15 Little Money-Saving Experiments

Tweak Today's Budget and Get Some Results

Ever feel stuck?  Perhaps you feel like you will never pay off that debt looming over your head.  I put together a quick list of ways we were able to save money while chasing our three biggest savings goals:  debt payoff, emergency fund and a down payment on a house.  Here are 15 that worked […]

What to Expect When You’re Consigning – Part 2 – Volunteering

I can now say I’ve joined the world of consigning.  Before, I was too chicken or too tired.  Ahem…completely valid reasons, in my book. But if you have any interest in getting involved, let me give you a leg up. To see how I got started, click here for Part 1. Right now, I want […]

What to Expect When You’re Consigning – Part 1 – Getting Organized

I’ve never sold baby items at a consignment sale.  That is about to change. Our city has a semi-annual consignment sale every spring and fall.  This year, I’m signed up as a vendor. ::gulp:: So, I want to document what I learn so that you can learn with me. My frugal-mom friend, Carla, has been […]