Is Your Costco Membership Costing You More Than You’re Saving?

I love Costco. I really do. My Costco membership is amazing! So, I in no way am saying that Costco is a bad place. I’m not saying anything even remotely close to that idea. Let me just get that straight right here before you read any further. But, it is true that Costco really could be costing … [Read more...]

8 Awesome Places You Can Find Amazing Used Stuff

Have you discovered how easy it is to find some pretty amazing stuff when you are buying used stuff? Buying super cute stuff you love in good condition that also happens to be used is a fantastic way to save money. In fact, think of all the new stuff you’ve purchased in the past three months. If you … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Fall Craft Decoration Even Moms Who Suck at Crafts Can Make With Their Kids

*This is a guest post by my oldest daughter, Music Girl  Are you looking for easy and fun crafts to make for fall that both you and your kids will enjoy? Do you need something festive that makes your home look and feel like fall?Look no further! Throughout the month of September, I will show you … [Read more...]

When the Money Just Isn’t There

Have you lived through a time when the money just isn’t there? Perhaps you find yourself there right now. Maybe right now you are in a place where you have no money at all. You could be nearing the end of yet another month and have no idea how you're going to make it all work. Mostly, you know … [Read more...]

How to Plan For Stress-Free Week Days on the Weekend

Everyone knows school days can be stressful - especially when you aren’t completely prepared for them! The weekend can be a vital planning time for the coming week if you just take the time to do it. Weekday mornings can be so stressful. Things get lost, people get up late and dash out the door … [Read more...]

Costco or Amazon Prime – Which Saves You More?

Both Amazon Prime and Costco can be great ways to save money, but how do you really know? As someone who has learned to raise a super-sized family on less than $25,000 a year (there are 10 of us), I’ve had to learn how to make every penny stretch as far as it can. If you really want to know which … [Read more...]

How to Stick to Your Budget Even When It Sucks

We all know that sticking to a budget is something we should be doing. In fact, you may even be a seasoned veteran at all things budgeting. But, for most people, there comes a time when you just don’t want to do it anymore. There often comes a time when being responsible, money savvy, and money wise … [Read more...]

15+ Genius & Cheap Family Activities For an Amazing Fall

Fall is such a nice time of year in these parts…as long as it’s not snowing anyway. Michigan does have some crazy weather during these fall months at times, but no matter the weather we try to make it a habit to have some fun while also celebrating the season. Looking for more parenting fun? Join … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Savings Hacks No One Told You

Back to school time can be as expensive as Christmas shopping these days! There are the backpacks, the laptops, the fancy calculators, and then there are all the paper, pens, highlighters, and other things that you can never have enough of. With eight kids who I homeschool, I feel like an office … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]

The Real Reason You Don’t Have Any Money

Money. While no one really likes to focus on money, it is the focus of so many things. We need money to cover basic necessities, we need money to get the care we need, and in many ways, we need money in order to make our dreams come true, don’t we? Yet so often, we don’t seem to have enough money to … [Read more...]

The Cheat Sheet You Need For Saving Money at ALDI

ALDI is one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, ALDI is a frugal girl’s best friend. Although, maybe not all the time. ALDI can be a great place to save money, but as I have focused on feeding my family of 10 for just $350 a month, I have had to learn about what things save me money and what … [Read more...]

8 Reasons You Need a Budget That’s Not Written On a Napkin!

So, I've already shared 8 Tips For Creating a Budget That Works, but why do you need a budget anyway? Why should you put forth the time and effort in creating one? Why do you really need a budget that's not written on the back of a napkin, anyway? And, I've made it super easy for you. Join in to … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Home Is Easier Than You Think: 12 Point Checklist

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust Mortgage. All opinions are my own. Most would agree that buying a home is the biggest financial purchase you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It is arguably the purchase that will also affect your life the most. The good news is, there … [Read more...]