Getting ready for summer is not an easy task. Summer with the kids goes the best when I prepare ahead. With that in mind, I have focused my last few blog posts on various ways we get ready and how we enjoy our summers. Today's updated post focuses on how to not spend a fortune... Continue Reading →
Post-Christmas shopping success!
I love after-holiday sales, even for holidays I don't celebrate. I have gotten good at finding great deals after Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.! The key is to not think about whether you celebrate that holiday or not, but to think about things that might be on sale that you could use. There are... Continue Reading →
The best $10 a month I spend – Dropbox!
(updated 4/9/17) A few years ago, right around report card time, my laptop got one of those horrible trojan worm viruses. It hid all of my files and I couldn’t access anything even though I could see the files were somewhat still there. It took me hours to do research and figure out how to... Continue Reading →
Save big on your phone and cable!
During my quest to save money, it has been much easier to find small ways to save. And those small ways can add up over the course of a year. Finding those big-ticket items can be more problematic. However, in the last two days I have found two new things that will together save us... Continue Reading →
Summer savings guide
(updated 6/26/18) Summer is always an expensive time of year, especially if you work full-time and need to pay for camp for your kids. If you are home it can still be expensive as you try to occupy your kids all summer! Here are the tips I have discovered over the years for making summer... Continue Reading →
Printer ink can cost a fortune!
Our printer recently died and HP told us that it could not be fixed. They offered us an upgrade at a lower price. I checked out Amazon and it was a lower price than they could offer. Our new printer came very fast and I was excited that I can scan, copy, and print from... Continue Reading →
After-Christmas sales are great for everyone!
Since starting this blog, I have really started to think outside the box about ways to save money. Upon reading one of Kosher on a Budget's posts, "Why I love (the day after) Halloween," I realized that it is easy to save on regular items you use everyday even during a holiday sale (and one... Continue Reading →
Why I love Target!
(updated 3/2/17) I have had very few trips to Target where I don't come out feeling like I have accomplished something big! Some trips, particularly those when I take the kids, I leave exhausted and frustrated. However, most trips I find so many good deals that I can't wait to get home and share them... Continue Reading →
Wash, store, and save! (Two favorite kitchen products)
We have many things in our kitchen that hardly get used, even though they seemed like such a good idea at the time. Getting cookies just right without burning seemed like a great reason to buy a cookie sheet stone, but I think we have used it maybe twice! The second crock pot was great... Continue Reading →
Making the most of your AAA membership
(updated 2/28/17) Most of us belong to Sam’s or Costco for bulk savings and have a AAA membership for emergency auto assistance. Each membership level has a variety of services including towing benefits, rental car benefits, locksmith service, maps, travel planners, and travel guides. But did you know that that a AAA membership has more than... Continue Reading →