For many people, this Coronavirus pandemic has been financially debilitating. Many people are working less hours, out of work, experiencing business losses, or have been furloughed. Some are experiencing medical debt or funeral costs. There is no denying that this is a very difficult time. I thought it might be helpful to pull together some... Continue Reading →
Everyday deals at Ikea – 2018 update
One of my favorite things to do when I have a day off with no major commitments is to go to our local Ikea. It was so exciting when Ikea opened up in St. Louis. Most people think Ikea is just a place for home decor and furnishings. However, we have found many everyday products... Continue Reading →
Have you tried Brandless?
While browsing at Facebook tonight, I came across an ad that Groupon was offering two $20 vouchers to Brandless for $10 each (you have to use each voucher on a separate order). That means $40 worth of groceries for $20! I have never tried Brandless, but after looking at their site, I discovered they have... Continue Reading →
Earth Day, Every Day – Recycle
My very first published article (that I also got paid for) was about recycling. I was so excited to research this topic and found numerous impressive statistics of how recycling saved energy and resources! That was in high school when recycling was fairly new. Now recycling is much more common practice for many people. It is... Continue Reading →
Earth Day, Every Day – Reuse
As part of my Earth Day series for this year, I have been updating my past posts relating to protecting our planet and its resources, as well as how these actions can save you money. Today's additions are those posts related to reusing. With respect to all my Earth Day posts, these are the green tips... Continue Reading →
Earth Day, Every Day – Reduce water and energy usage
As I explained in my post yesterday, I have been working on updating all my posts related to Earth Day and protecting our planet. It has always been my passion to find new ways to be "green," and if those actions save me money, that is a bonus as well! Today's posts focus on ways... Continue Reading →
Earth Day, Every Day – Reduce trash
In honor of Earth Day, I have been working hard over the past few weeks to update all of my posts that have to do with protecting our Earth and its resources. My family and I attended our local Earth Day Festival today and I am excited about the new businesses and ideas we found. To learn... Continue Reading →
Getting cheap books is easy!
I admit it. I have collected hundreds of books for my home and my classroom. You can never have enough books! However, I rarely purchase new books at brick and mortar stores or pay full price for a book. Over the years I have honed my skills at getting cheap books from a variety of sources. My favorite way... Continue Reading →
Saving money at Office Depot
One of my favorite stores is Office Depot Office Max. During the summer the employees recognize me because I come in each week shopping for school supplies. I have saved hundreds of dollars through their Rewards programs, sales, and ink recycling. Last year, I got a great deal on a printer by using their price guarantee... Continue Reading →
Making lunches – a matrix of choices!
Many of your children have probably started back to school already. Mine do not start until next Wednesday. However, with this being the first year my little boys have gone to camp, we have been making lunches for the past four weeks. (Or should I say my husband has.) It has gotten me to thinking... Continue Reading →