52 Week Christmas Savings Challenge - Stretching a Buck
I have been seeing a 52 Week Money Savings Challenge going around Facebook, and I thought it might be fun to put together a chart of my own! The concept is simple – deposit a set amount of money in your savings account each week and watch it grow. This chart does not depict any …
5 Surefire Ways to Get Your Budget Back on Track | Best Budgeting Tips
Spend too much over the holidays? It's not too late to turn things around! Don't miss these 5 surefire ways to get your budget right back on track for the New Year!
7 Tips For Living On One Income
7 Tips For Living On One Income – Can a family survive on one income? Yes! Here I share 7 things our family did that enabled us to live on one income.
How To Clean A Microwave With Vinegar & Steam; No Scrubbing!
How to clean a microwave: Here's a quick and easy way to clean a microwave in just a few minutes using only water, vinegar, and steam!
How To Stop Living Paycheck To Paycheck
Are you living paycheck to paycheck ? Having a hard time saving the money you make every week? Not only is it difficult to keep up with your monthly bills, but finding ways to save money each month is simply out of the picture. That vicious cycle can be so hard to break. Payday arrives, you pa
29 Creative Ways To Spend Less and Save More
Want to save money but don't know where to start? This list of 29 creative and unique ways to save money can help you build your savings or even get out of debt.
Free Budget Planner | Monthly Budget & Expense Tracker
It's the New Year and I know that a lot of you are going to love this Free Budget Planner! If you are setting goals to get out of dept and save more this year then this is a great way to keep your expenses under control by being Pro-Active and Planning your Budget Expenses at the beginning of the month!
couponing 101: the lazy woman’s guide
I’ve gotten SO many requests for a couponing post (after bragging about myself on social media outlets) that I thought I’d share my approach with you today. If you glean anything from this post it…
Meal Planning: How we eat well on a $75 weekly budget
As a total foodie and someone who loves planning (the word spontaneous is not in my vocabulary, much to my husband's chagrin) I'm not sure what took me so long to put two and two together, but suffice it to say that when I discovered the concept of meal planning my life was forever changed. Yes, seriously. And whether or not you are also a type A personality, I bet it will change your life - or at least the way you eat - too. It wasn't until our son was born and we slashed our grocery budget…
7 Tips to Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter | Money Saving Mom®
With the colder months almost upon us, you may be concerned about the cost of your utility bills rising as the temperature outside goes down. The winter months already come with additional expenses due to the holidays, so why not follow a few tips to cut your heating bill down, so you can spend less money on keeping warm and more money on the things you enjoy?
10 Easy Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons
Do you want to spend less on groceries, but don't have time for clipping coupons? Here are 10 easy ways to save money on groceries without using coupons. These tips include ways to make substitutions on your grocery list and smart shopping tips to help you avoid unnecessary spending and expensive products.
How We Increased Our Savings by $136 a Month | Money Saving Mom®
Guest post by Anita of Traveling Along 2013 was a rough year financially. Just the year before we were out of debt, put 20% down on a house and had finished paying off the last of our student loans. Then 2013 met us with a change of job, a lower salary, various expensive car repairs, remodeling,... Read More
How to Live Beneath Your Means - Frugal Living Mom
How to Live Beneath Your Means Sometimes, running out of money before you run out of month isn't a sign that you don't have enough money coming in—it's a sign that you live above your means. How do you know if you're the type to live above your means? If you have ever gotten a raise and noticed that you run out of money just as quickly as you did before, you probably live above your means. The good news is that you can learn how to live beneath your means. Keep a Brutally Honest Budget The…
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My Guide to Being on a Budget
This guide walks you through getting an actual useable budget in place where you can still spend money on things you enjoy while working on your finances.