Oh How I Love Amazon Prime…Let Me Count the Ways

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. In case you don’t know me that well, let me introduce myself a bit. First, I will say that I am probably one of the most frugal people you might ever … [Read more...]

Buy This…Don’t Buy That!

If you’re looking to be the most frugal shopper that you can be, there is a list of things you should buy while there are their more expensive counterparts that you shouldn’t buy. In some cases it is nothing more than just making a different selection that is more economical. In other ways you will … [Read more...]

15 Frugal Habits You Might Be Missing

I have maintained a frugal lifestyle for more than 20 years. At times it has been because I have had to due to income levels, and at other times it has been because my husband and I have been focused on either a long-term or a short-term financial goal. Find yourself stuck in a financial standstill? … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Struggles With Making Meals

This is dedicated to the mom who is struggling to put a meal on the table. Is this you? Guess what? This was me, too. With a husband who is finishing school, kids who need to be driven to their activities, and homeschooling four days a week during the school year, it can be a struggle to keep … [Read more...]

5 Sneaky Ways to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund – STAT!

I think we can agree that having an emergency fund is necessary. While none of us like to think about the unthinkable happening, the truth is, is can happen. Layoffs, job cuts, pay cuts. You just never really know. There can also be unexpected expenses that can appear without warning, and without an … [Read more...]

Secrets to Feeding a Family of 10 on $350 a Month

With one of my most popular posts being one that teaches others how I feed my family of eight for $250, it is time I update how I save money at the grocery store these days as that post is more than a year old. I find that the price of groceries had remained relatively the same, but with kids who … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Glass Top Stove the Frugal & Non-Toxic Way

Do you know the frugal way to clean your glass top stove like magic? And, it uses only two things you probably already have. I love a shiny stove, but I always hated spending $5 or more for the glass top stove cleaner. There had to be an easier and money saving way. So, I set about looking for … [Read more...]

15 Frugal Tips for Feeding a Large Family: UPDATE

Feeding a large family certainly means you will need more food, but it does not mean it needs to break the bank.  I have implemented some great money saving tips around my house. I am able to feed my family of 8 (the baby doesn't count at this point) on $250 a month on average. I have lived a frugal … [Read more...]

Are You Throwing Your Money Away? You Should Find Out!

No one really would throw their money away on purpose, however, it can totally happen if you are unaware of some of the ways that your money is slipping through your fingers. Generally, these are not huge expenses as they stand alone, however, if you add all of these little things together, you can … [Read more...]

25 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll Love

With Mother’s Day just over a month away, I thought it would be good to cover those gift ideas that most moms I know would really enjoy getting. For the majority of moms, it is so much more about the thought than the actual gift. Some of my favorite gifts are the homemade cards and gifts, which … [Read more...]

Doing This One Thing Could Save You Thousands Every Year

As someone who has lived frugally for more than 21 years, I have come to discover so many tips and tricks about how to save money, live on a budget, get amazing deals, and so much more. But with everything I’ve learned, there really is one thing that stands out. And, I’m guessing it will surprise … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Saving Tons on Groceries (I spend $350 a month!)

If you’ve poked around here on the blog for any length of time, you’ve most likely discovered that I’ve written a thing or two about saving money, living frugally, and spending smart. I’ve got some amazingly popular posts about how I feed my family for $250 a month. There is also the updated post … [Read more...]

What’s Your Spending Language?

You may have heard about love languages, but have you ever heard of spending languages? Maybe not because as far as I know, I came up with this idea all on my own. What is a spending language? A spending language is simply the rationale behind why you spend the money you spend. It is highly … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund

We are in the midst of the busy tax season. I have a love/hate relationship with tax season, but it is a season that can’t be avoided. Even if I am expecting a tax refund, this time of year still drives me crazy. Can you relate? Ideally, you won’t be getting much of a return. I say this because I … [Read more...]

15 Things Frugal People Don’t Pay For

Did you know there are certain things that I never pay for? With so many things that we can spend our money on while needing to maintain a frugal lifestyle, at least in my family, I have discovered little things that can add up to make s huge difference, and one of these things are certain material … [Read more...]