Archive for May, 2008

2 Quick Tips To Save Gas

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I just stopped to get some gas and had to take a deep breath when I saw the total. Lets just say it wasn't pretty. At least I'm not stopping quite as frequently at the gas station as I used to because of two simple changes I've recently implemented that turned ...

Keep Spending at Amusement Parks etc. to a Minimum

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

We are headed for a local amusement park in the morning, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite money saving tips when it comes to these types of outings. You know, the ones where you can end up spending a small fortune in refreshments, souveniers and the likes, ...

Mother’s Day Spending Is Down, and We don’t Really Care

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I was watching TV last night and heard some business analyst talk about how the increased prices in food and gas are forcing people to spend less on Mom this Mother's Day. How sad, the female anchor replied. I was just thinking "Who Cares?". As a Mom, Mother's Day was ...

Quick Tips To Save On Your Phone Bill

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Between your home phone and the cell phones, you can and up paying quite a bit each month just in phone bills. Here are a couple of tips to help you cut down on those bills. 1) Consider getting rid of your home phone If you have home and cellphone, you may ...

Get A Free Barnes and Noble Kids Book

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Now here's a deal that's too good to pass up if you have a school-aged child. You can get your child to read more this summer and get him or her a fee book as well, all courtesy of Barnes and Nobel Bookstore. Here's how it works according to the Barnes ...

Got Credit Card Debt? Ask For A Lower Interest Rate

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Here's a quick tip for you that might end up saving you quite a bit if you have credit card debt. Call them up and ask for a lower interest rate.  If you have been making your payments on time and have relatively good credit, the bank may be willing ...

Frugal Bean Dishes

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

One of the ways I'm keeping my grocery budget fairly low is by skipping meat a few days a week. On of those days is almost always "Bean Day". I rotate through quite a few bean dishes, including pinto beans and corn bread, black bean and rice burritos, bean soup ...

Frugal Fun With The Kids

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Summer break is just a few weeks off, so I thought I'd share some of our favorite frugal family outings with you. We stay busy all summer and most of the weekends without breaking the bank and so can you. A Day At The Park One of our favorite activities is to ...

Can I Afford To Stay Home With The Kids?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I knew I wanted to stay home with my daughter from the moment I found out I was pregnant. But wanting to and actually being able to stay home and still pay all the bills were two entirely different things. It ended up taking me almost 3 years ... but ...

Tips for Sticking to a Family Budget

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Every family should have a budget, no matter what their financial status is. A budget tells you exactly how much your have coming in, and how much goes out on a monthly basis for the absolute necessities like housing, food, utilities, insurance, transportation and health care. But what about the ...