I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

OK my lovelies – the 2016 holiday season is officially over.  The turkey has been eaten, the presents unwrapped, the decorations are ready to go back in their boxes, and it’s time for the Christmas bills to start arriving.  If you have done significant overspending during this holiday, this is the part you have been […]

Enjoy Epic Experiences with Groupon Things To Do

Wow, I can’t believe it’s November already.  The holidays are HERE and I’m sure I’ll be using Groupon Things To Do as I am planning my holiday gift-giving.  I always prefer experiences rather than things.   You can only have so many clothes, books, CD’s, etc.  But experiences are memories, especially if you can find […]

How I Saved $239.42 Without Hardly Trying

I haven’t done a finance post in a while, and I recently had an experience with our new fridge that reminded me how important it is to keep your head in the game when it comes to your money.   I have to say, I’m not that super-frugal type when it comes to money.  If […]

It’s July – Are you Ready for CHRISTMAS?

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Can you believe that summer is already half over?  Just think – Christmas will be HERE before we know it (groan).  Personally, I hate to even THINK about it, but it rolls around every year just like clockwork.   Now I know there are some of you hyper-organized types […]

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […]

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A Weird Way to Watch Movies for a Buck

Now, I’m not necessarily a “deal blogger”, but I definitely keep my eyes open and when I spot something that is a good deal for you, I always pass on the information to my readers.  This time I’ve found a way to massively cut costs on watching movies.  Nice, new-release movies and shows like The […]

Earn Money from Your Outdated Electronics

Over the holidays, probably millions of brand new phones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles and other electronics were given as gifts.  That is wonderful for the lucky recipients – I’m hoping YOU got some shiny new toys because I certainly didn’t, although I did give my husband a Kindle Fire and my son and grandkids got […]

After Christmas – Let’s Talk Warranties

Now that the holidays are behind us, I know a lot of people just received a lot of very expensive items. Many of these items, such as cell phones, computers, appliances, and furniture are going to need warranties. So, let’s talk about how to get the best bang for your buck on a warranty. Warranties […]

Have a DebtFree Christmas – Next Year

The holidays provide a great excuse for overspending. It’s only once a year, and there are ads and specials plastered everywhere, and after all, you have to get people *something*, right? So, you whip out your credit card and get busy spending, spending, spending. Then the minute Christmas is over, you start dreading those awful […]

Grocery Store Couponing Strategies

Today we have a guest poster from DealSpotr.com.  I’ve long wanted to do a couponing guest post because it’s the one financial strategy where I have no expertise.  But Jason is a pro at it, so I’ve asked him to share some of his couponing magic with my readers.       Jason Feller is […]

How to Build a Debt Snowball

OK, first of all, I should probably explain what a debt snowball is and how it works.  They are fairly easy to set up and use, and they are very powerful.  It’s even easier since I’ve found a great FREE resource that will help you create your own Debt Snowball. What IS a Debt Snowball? […]

3 Ways to Save Money on Your Electronics

You know that I am always looking for new ways to help you guys save money.  And I love my electronic gadgets just as much as the next person.  We covered a lot of that in my article Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction that was the featured blogger tip over the The […]

5 Unique Ways to Save Money on Fiverr.com

  Disclaimer:  I was not compensated by Fiverr in any way for this post, but if you click over and order any of my gigs, I will receive compensation for my work – yay me!  This is one of many ways I keep this site up and running.  Once in a while you run across […]

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  I LOVE books.  I mean, I really LOVE books.  Before I discovered the interwebs and all the temptations therein, I used to read 3 or more books per week.  These days, I don’t read as much, but I still squeeze it in as often as I can.  Because I’m thrifty (or cheap – that […]

Organize Your Bill Paying System

I’m writing this on my bill paying day, so it got me thinking. Paying bills is an important part of our financial lives, maybe one of the most important parts, so I’m wondering what is your bill paying strategy? – Do you pay your bills right when they hit your mailbox? – Do you have […]