Category Archives: Simple Money Saving Tips

How to Pack Frugal and Healthy School Lunches

Summer break is coming to an end, and school time is upon us again. For many that may bring relief, but for me, it makes me a little sad since my daughter will be going to school for the first time this year. I think I’m more nervous about it than she is!

It’s also time for me to start thinking about how to pack her a frugal and healthy lunch to take to school.

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How to Save Money on Cleaning Products

I don’t know many people who actually like to clean (I’m definitely not one of them), and I really hate spending money to buy the expensive and toxic cleaning products that are on the market.

At one point in time, I even hired a cleaning lady to come into my home to clean up my own dirt. Although it was nice to come home to a clean house without having lifted a finger (except to write the check), I couldn’t justify having her come for too long.

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How to Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill

These days, almost everyone has a smart phone. If you don’t, you’re considered the odd one out in any social situation. Plus, “dumb” phones don’t always offer the best value these days.

Unfortunately, smart phones come with a high cost. Between the actual price of the phone and the data plans they come with, you could easily be looking at a monthly bill of $100 or more, just for yourself!

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Easy Tips to Save Money As a Stay At Home Parent

It’s always easy to spend money, especially when you have a kid. But after I had my daughter, I knew I wanted to spend more time with her. That led to my decision to quit my job. That also meant I needed to take a hard look at our budget and cut our spending where I could.

At first it was tough, but now that I’ve developed several new habits, it’s not a big deal, and I’m able to enjoy so much extra free time with my daughter without the worry of blowing our budget. Since becoming a stay at home mom, I’ve had to figure out lots of little ways to save money so that we could make it work financially. If you’re looking to do the same, here are my easy tips to save money. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Throw a Fun and Cheap Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays. Half the time I forget it’s even a holiday, and am pleasantly surprised by all the grilling and drinking that starts up at my house.

As the official beginning to summer, it’s appropriate to have a little get together to celebrate! Take your day off and spend it with some friends and hopefully some sunshine. Here are 4 ways to throw a fun and cheap Memorial Day party to help you keep your budget on track.

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