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Everyday Ways to Save
Small things do add up. Sometimes we get caught up
That Forgotten Appliance - The Crockpot
Do you find yourself bringing home fast food at the end of a busy day? Read More
Family Fun on a Budget
When you and your family are on a tight budget, sometimes one of the first things to be cut out is money for entertainment. Read More
Your Frugal Fridge!
How to Be A Cheap Reader
Are you an avid reader? Are you trying to instill a love of reading in your children? My whole family loves to read! Right before bedtime every night, every one of us can be found with our nose in a book! Read More
Fun New Magazine for "Real People"
interested in living the good life, but saving and spending responsibly
along the way, take a look at the new Budget Savvy magazine. The
Are You a Frugal Mom?
Contribute your tips, ideas and suggestions to this new feature. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your input today! Check back soon for additional articles and resources.
Thanks to our readers for the following tips!
Program from a Catholic Mom: The Couponizer - The Couponizer
is all about ease and convenience that saves you money. The Couponizer is
a portable system for organizing, storing, and accessing coupons while you
shop. It is the perfect size to fit in a purse, backpack, or just to carry
in the store all by itself.
Cool Summer Savings
The summer heat is here in full force and that means BBQs, swimming pools and higher energy bills as you try to keep your cool. The good news is Read More
Frugal, Nutritious Snacks for Children
Lately, there has been a lot in the news concerning
obesity in America. And not just in adults--our
children are over-weight, also.
It's not surprising, considering the advertising
dollars that are spent each year aimed at persuading
children that potato chips, candy bars and other
Million Dollar Gift Giving
So you just barely survived Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and now Mother’s
Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner. Every time you turn
around, it seems that another gift-giving occasion is looming on the
horizon. Birthdays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, graduations—whew!
Just thinking about it is enough to send you and your budget into a
tailspin. Read More
Resource Management for Parents
Everybody has a dream. Whether you know it or not, at one time you dreamed all the time. As children grow, their imaginations grow with them. Then they become adults, and the reality of the world sets in. Have you forgotten how to dream? Do you feel as if you have no time to breath, much less make your dreams reality? Then read on. Read More
Small Ways to Save Big Bucks
Need a little jump-start on that money-saving resolution?
Here are a few simple ideas that sound small, but will
really help you save big bucks with a minimum of effort.
Making Gift Wrap Paper at Home
Chances are at the holidays you’ve been tempted to make holiday wrapping paper. But you may have heard too many stories about needing to use potatoes and tempura paint that bring you back to your grade school days. Have no fear – you do have options! Read More
Beautiful and Frugal Too...Growing Your Own Herbs
Toward the end of winter, when the days start to get a little longer and there's just a hint of spring in the air, don't your thoughts always turn to gardening? This year, why not think about starting an herb garden? Read More
Saving Money on Preschool: Readiness Skills Needed for Kindergarten
As a mom of 4 who's youngest child is about
to start Kindergarten this Fall, I'd like to share with you some things
I've learned about Preschool over the last ten years, along with a list of
readiness skills every child can be learning at home - whether attending
Preschool or not. Read More
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