Will growing your own vegetables save you money at the store? Absolutely! This top 10 list of my favorite money-saving home garden crops will help you get started.
How many times have you realized you don’t have an ingredient or two for dinner during the week and end up at the grocery store? How often does that happen each week? Once? Twice? More? One of the best things you can do for your family budget is to limit your time in the grocery […]
When you don’t know how much money is coming in and going out of your house, it’s impossible to know where you are and if you’re overspending. Honestly, you probably ARE overspending, if you’re like most people that don’t track their their money. Overspending doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in the red each month. It […]
If you’re new to budgeting, you’ve probably wondered which method you should use. While some (like me) take a detailed route and list all their bills, creditors and activities out, others may find that a bit intimidating or simply just don’t have the patience for the detail. To determine if it’s the right plan for […]
When the economy is shaky and you’re worried about losing a job, it’s scary. Maybe you’re a government employee and you’re facing another potential government shutdown. Maybe you see layoffs coming at work. Whatever the case, it feels awful. You might lose sleep. That worry in the pit of your stomach just doesn’t want to […]
As working moms, one of the many things we have to keep up with is the family schedule, and balancing that with events and deadlines at work. From doctors’ appointments to haircuts, soccer practice and scouts, it’s all about making sure the family is where they need to be, and at the right time. A […]
Figuring out how to avoid buying lunch at work can help you save money, big time. Check out these tips I’ve used to successfully tame the budget.
What’s a spending freeze? Have you heard of a spending freeze? It’s a period of time, usually a couple of weeks or even a month, where you only focus on funding your “needs.” In other words, you still pay your bills, buy groceries to feed the family and take care of any medical needs. But […]
Black Friday is upon us, and because Thanksgiving came so late this year, there are only four weeks until Christmas. If you’re wondering what to get those hard to buy for people on your list, I’ve assembled some suggestions that are sure to make them happy. Great gift ideas for anyone on your list- Note: […]
No matter how you track your budget, whether it’s on paper, a spreadsheet or in an app, you need to make sure you keep track of irregular expenses – the ones that don’t come due every month. Here are a few ways you can make sure those periodic bills get managed – and PAID – […]