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 […]

Is Pet Insurance a Smart Buy?

As the owner of four cats and a dog, I have paid out my share of vet bills.  Maybe even more than my share.  Last year, our St. Bernard – Joe got out of the yard, got hit by a car, and ended up with a broken leg that cost us about $800. It really […]

How to Save Hundreds on Your Power Bill

I used to be the leader of the local Green Team at my company. We have teams like this at our major locations to help with recycling and other “Green” initiatives. A while back, we had a conference for all our Green team leaders to get together to share ideas. We brought together the leaders […]

Enjoy a Cruise Without Going Broke or Getting FAT

    I just finished yet another cruise last week, so while I was on board, I was thinking of you guys and picking up little tips I’d like to share with you.  A cruise can be SO much fun, but they can be a LOT less expensive if you follow these few simple tips. CUT CRUISE […]

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Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […]

Progress in the Teen Lunch Money Wars

Raising responsible teens is definitely an on-going process, so I think you need to celebrate every possible bit of progress.  I had one particular issue I had been fighting ever since we started in Jr. High – lunch money. Photo credit Neither of us likes making lunches, so we had initially decided to allow him […]

Disney’s Frozen Princess Elsa Braid Tutorial

Like just about every other girl these days, my granddaughter wants to be Princess Elsa from “Frozen” this year. It seems to be the most popular costume of the year! After MUCH searching, I finally found her the costume for a reasonable price.  But I wanted to do something fun with her hair. So, after […]

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A Super Easy One-Hour Gift Idea – Origami Dollar Hearts

This is one of my rare crafty posts, but this little gift idea was just too easy and too good to share.  I used it as a graduation gift for my friend’s daughter, but you could use it for so many different gifts for people of all ages – a neighbor, a co-workers, a friend […]

Why Paying with CASH Hurts – It’s a Good Thing!

I know most people think that money is just money.  But I can tell you that there is an enormous difference between paying for things with cash and with other forms of payment – including credit/debit cards, checks, or your phone. Behavioral scientists have done probably hundreds of experiments over the years that clearly prove […]

My Son Got Married

So, my middle son Matt got married about a month ago.  I haven’t  posted the pictures from it because it’s taken a while to get the pictures back from the photographer.  But it was a lovely day and we were all excited to see them married.  Great weather – perfect since it was a rooftop […]