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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

STOP Overspending By Doing This One Thing

When it comes to spending money, we all have our “thing,” don’t we? We all have certain things we do that make us fall into temptation. We have certain websites we look at, we browse through catalogs, we make a detour to the mall just because. And, these are just a few things. But, if you want to … [Read more...]

Feeling Guilty About Overspending? Try This!

As I have been helping more and more people take back control of their money, the more I am being told of the #1 problem people face with their money. Are you ready to hear what it is? It’s overspending. We spend money for all kinds of reasons, but do you realize that many of these reasons are … [Read more...]

What Friends Have To Do With Your Money

Friends are great, aren't they? But have you ever thought of your friends and something that can affect your money? And, this isn't just about keeping up with the Joneses. With a focus on saving money in out of the box ways this week, I'm almost certain this is a concept you have not thought of … [Read more...]

The Money Saving Strategy You’ve Never Even Thought Of!

There are so many different ways to save money. I’ve written about grocery shopping and making meals smart, I’ve talked about becoming resourceful in a variety of ways to save money, and I’ve even talked about how doing something as simple as being polite and respectful toward others can actually … [Read more...]

Is That a Want Or a Need? How You Can Tell the Difference

Looking to have more money? In the video below, I am giving you some amazing tips for knowing whether the things you buy are a want or a need. So often we think we're buying something that is a need, only to feel guilty about it because after purchasing it, we felt guilty. We spend money we feel bad … [Read more...]

Visiting an Amusement Park With Kids? Here’s What You Need to Know

Visiting an amusement park sure is fun, but it can be overwhelming to actually plan for. As if that’s not enough, trying to keep everyone safe while there can also bring an entirely new set of stressors into the picture. There’s hope, however, and as a mom of 8, I’m going to share my best tips with … [Read more...]

Have More Money in 10 Days or Less!

Creating a budget. Does anyone really love to do this? I suppose maybe if you’re a numbers person and aren’t ever trying to make ends meet, it might be ok. But, for the large majority, numbers can be scary, and trying to make ends meet can be exhausting. Do you have a budget? Does the budget you … [Read more...]