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.
Before my husband and I got on the same page about our money, there were times I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying. I was stressed out and grouchy because I felt like I couldn’t relax, because one of those figurative spinning plates would drop if I wasn’t 100% on top of things. I didn’t […]
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.
Driving during mealtimes doesn’t have to mean the expense of drive through meals or monotonous cold sandwiches. Packing delicious, healthy and budget-friendly hot meals that you can eat on the road is easier than you think!