How to Set Realistic Goals You Can Keep

How to Set Realistic Goals You Can Keep

We all know we are supposed to set goals for ourselves, but it always feels like the goals we set never seem to pan out well by the end of the year. Were these realistic goals? I have had my fair share of goal flops over the years, and I learned a secret to why I...

No Spend Self Care Ideas For Frugal People

When was the last time you took the time to take care of yourself? For most of us, it’s probably been awhile. You may be thinking to yourself “I don’t have the money for self-care, after all, I barely have enough money to cover my bills. Self-care is just going to...

How To Stretch Food Stamps

Everyone knows how expensive groceries can be. This can be even more challenging for families who rely on food stamps and have a limited budget. While some of these tips are applicable to those of you not on food stamps, this is primarily for those looking to stretch...

7 Ways To Save On Your Next Flight

As we watch our kids grow, James and I really want to put more of our hard earned money toward travel with the family. If you're anything like me, you probably have a list that's a mile long of all the places you'd like to go someday. Seriously, we know. Flights can...

Tips For Planning A Cheap Trip To Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the top tropical destinations in the world, and for a good reason. Those beautiful sunsets and crystal clear beaches come with a price tag though, and it’s a pretty big one. My husband and I have been dreaming to go to Hawaii so I've been doing my...

Expenses To Cut To Save For Summer Vacation

Summer vacation might feel like a distant dream, but before you know it, your kids will be out of school and on summer break! If you’re daydreaming of laying on some remote beach, cutting a few of your expenses now could be a quick and easy way to help you cover the...
How To Spring Clean Your Finances

How To Spring Clean Your Finances

If you’re anything like me, then you might religiously check your budget and track your personal expenses every month so you can stay on top of things. However, staying on top of things doesn't necessarily mean you are void of having no emergency savings, a mountain...

How To Survive And Eat From Your Pantry Challenge

Let's face it, money and time are two commodities most people do not have a lot of in today's busy society. We all want to feed our family wholesome and nutritious meals without breaking the bank. For most families, it is essential to maximize our time so that we can...

How To Make Extra Money As A Mystery Shopper

Have you ever thought about being a mystery shopper? You could get paid to give feedback at the stores you are already shopping at, or you could seek out employment opportunities for secret shoppers from many different types of sources. Here are some different types...
How To Manage Money As A Couple

How To Manage Money As A Couple

You've probably already heard the statistics about money and marriage; “more than half of marriages end in divorce because of money.” And it's nothing to scoff at because money problems are the second leading cause of those divorces (second only to...

The Top 10 Most Frugal Things I Do

The Top 10 Most Frugal Things I Do I've been living frugally for quite some time now. There are still some things I need to work on, but for the most part, frugal living has become a part of my everyday life. Some things have just become so ingrained in my brain that...

How To Save Money On Cleaning

If you’re reading this, it means you’re looking for how to save money on household cleaners. You’ve come to the right place! Money savings and cleaning are topics that I know a lot about, and I’m excited to share these tips with you! Cleaning doesn’t have to be a pain...

How To Stay Motivated Throughout The Year

Setting goals for the year might seem simple enough, but achieving those goals isn’t as easy as it sounds. Knowing how you can stay motivated to reach your goals is an essential step in actually achieving your goals. I struggle with remaining motivated, and in the...
How To Find The Best Deals For Spring Break

How To Find The Best Deals For Spring Break

Spring break is one of the largest travel seasons of the whole year. With students ranging from elementary all the way up to college age off at one time, competition for flights, hotels, and even restaurants is fierce. Since spring break falls into one of the peak...

Insider Travel Tips: Automobile

Road trips can be a fun way to bond with family and friends and it can also be a less expensive way to travel. Flights for even a single passenger can run over $100 depending on your destination, making driving a frugal alternative. Whenever possible, you should...

Deductions That Will Increase Your Tax Refund

This year’s tax season has already begun, and people all over the country have already started filing their tax returns. Over 153,000,000 individual returns will be filed this year, and nearly 73% of all filers are expected to receive a refund. We could all use little...
Guide To Selling Your Smartphone

Guide To Selling Your Smartphone

If you have an old smartphone that you don't use anymore or want to get one that is updated, then you might be wondering where you can sell it. There are a few different ways to market your smartphone and the amount you receive will depend on the age, condition, and...

Saving Money On Vacation Food

When you’re on vacation, the cost of food can take a bite out of your vacation budget. Whether you're stopping for food on the way to your final destination, or dining at a local restaurant, this can still be quite expensive. The average family of four will probably...

How You Can Fill Your Emergency Fund In Just 2 Months

Whether you’re trying to pay off debt, or just getting your financial life in order, we all need an emergency fund. Emergency funds are so essential for financial stability. When the unthinkable and unexpected happens, instead of swiping your credit card and trying to...
How To Budget When You Have No Savings

How To Budget When You Have No Savings

It’s so important to put money away for savings regularly. Having money in savings will provide you with a cushion for emergencies and unexpected expenses that may pop up in your budget. Your savings account can also provide you with a way to meet your financial...
How To Throw An Epic And Frugal Graduation Party

How To Throw An Epic And Frugal Graduation Party

Graduation is a wonderful time to get everyone together and celebrate the years of hard work that has led to the achievement of receiving a certificate of accomplishment. While it is fun and exciting to be apart of the celebration, it can also be costly to put...

6 Best Ways To Save On A Cruise

Cruises, in my opinion, are the best bang for your buck vacations out there! In fact, it's such a good deal trying to start a new tradition of one cruise every year (fingers crossed). If you're willing to look for bargains, there's always a way to lower the cost of...

Innovative Ways To Make Money Online

The internet has increased immensely in size over the past years, and it doesn't look like it is going to slow down anytime soon. Many people have turned down their nine to five job for a career online, and there are many more people who wish they could do the same....
Affordable Gifts For Graduates

Affordable Gifts For Graduates

Do you have a graduate in your life? If you do, chances are, you’re probably looking for the perfect gift to show your support for them and how proud you are of their accomplishments! I’m so excited to share with you these amazing and affordable gift ideas for the...