When was the last time you had a date with your spouse? Like a real date, just the two of you, without the kids under foot or at the same table? Was it within the past month? Within the past three months? Six? Date nights are hugely important in any relationship, especially when you’ve got […]
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 […]
If your current financial goals make an out-of-town family vacation out of the question, you’re probably wondering what to do on a staycation. Have no fear friends, I’ve come up with some budget-friendly staycation ideas – and they’re all are cheap or free.
Remember when we were younger and a matinee movie at the theater was around $5? Oh, to have those kinds of prices again. These days, taking my family of four to a movie – even a matinee movie – means we’re shelling out about $50… and that’s before you hit the concession stand! Thankfully, I’ve […]
When did kids’ parties get so expensive? Since my girls have birthdays in fall and winter, and I don’t have the biggest house, an in-home birthday party isn’t really realistic to invite all the classroom friends. It’s too rainy and cold to have the kids spend their time outside, and it really wouldn’t be too […]