Looks like the Prime Day festivities are starting early. In 2018, the biggest sellers during Amazon Prime Day were mostly Amazon electronics, with the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote coming in at #1, the second-generation Echo Dot at #2, and the Instant Pot Duo60 pressure cooker at #3, according to eMarketer. Note: This […]
July is upon us! How did that happen? It seems like spring was just here, but now we’re full on into summer. Each month has different spending activities, so you need to adjust your personal budget with the seasons. Here are 8 things you can’t forget to include in your July budget. 1. 4th of […]
Do you have your Prime Day shopping list ready? Prime Day is coming up! (Insert Kermit flail here) This is one of, if not the biggest sale of the year for Amazon. It’s a great time to score some deals at Amazon. If it’s in your budget this year, you should mark this event on […]
Staycations are great for the budget, but sometimes they can be a hard sell for the kids – or even for you and your spouse. Because you immediately think of staying home, watching TV and sitting in the backyard. Sounds boring, but it doesn’t have to be! When saving money is priority, here are some […]
Meal planning may very well be the best thing that happened to my grocery budget. I’ve used coupons for years (more about that in another post), but the act of planning my family’s meals for the next week or two (or more) made the biggest difference in our grocery expenses. Meal planning, step by step […]
Ever wondered how to use a yellow financial pad for your budget? I did. When I started actively planning our budgets, I wanted something that wasn’t necessarily on the computer, something I could physically stick under my husband’s nose and get him to look at and review. A legal pad wasn’t cutting it for me. […]
Summer is just about here! Living in the Pacific Northwest, we’re always excited when summer rolls around. Though the joke is that summer weather doesn’t really start until July 5th. This weekend we’ll have our check-in where we agree on our June budget, and I’ve got a few summer-specific events and situations that we will […]
There’s more to cutting your grocery bill than using coupons. You may not realize it, but some common mistakes at the grocery store could be torpedoing your food budget. Knowing some of the potential pitfalls can help you avoid them, and cut your grocery bill significantly. Read on for eleven common mistakes people are making, […]
Wondering what gift you can get your mom that a) she will like, and b) won’t break your budget? I’ve got 8 ideas for you, all tested and proven to make Mom happy, leave you feeling good about what you gave her, and don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Easter baskets don’t have to be filled with 100% candy. There are a ton of options for fun and crafty little items. Check out this kid-approved list.