Archive for February, 2009

Doing Laundry Within Your Family Budget

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

What can you do to really save money when doing your laundry?  There are a few tried-and-try no nonsense things that every family needs to know.  We're going to list a few just to get you started. Use Cold Water Please.  This is the top money saving tip when trying to ...

5 Little Ways To Save Money Every Day

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I know how hard it is to think of ways to pocket some real savings.  But, usually the simplest ways are really the best ways to make your budget work.  You may not see a lot of money saved in any one step, but the pennies do add up.  As ...

Still Stuck On That Family Budget? Time To Call In A Professional.

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

If you've been following a budget, trying to work on getting everything paid and still have something left over to put in a savings account, but you feel like you're spinning your wheels, it may be time for a professional.  How do you know when the time is right?  Do ...

Mom Needs A Day At The Spa - But On A Budget?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Okay, Mom, it's the middle of the winter, your hands are chapped, your skin is dry, the tension of the long, hard days have you just about in tears.  I feel your pain.  Every Mom should be fortunate enough to spend a day or two when needed at a luxury ...

No More Expensive, And Toxic, Cleaning Products

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

If you've experienced sticker-shock recently in the store when you buy cleaning products, join the club.  It's outrageous what we pay to pour down our drains, wipe up our floors, scrub our tubs, and boost our laundry detergent.  Not only is it expensive, but often toxic.  There is another way ...

Savings Plan For Emergencies - Essential Part Of Your Budget

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

"I can't possibly start a savings account when every penny we have goes toward necessities like food, clothing, and housing."  Trust me, I know the dilemma.  You create a budget for your household and realize you have no money left over at the end of the month.  How can you ...

Gas Price Honeymoon Is About To End

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Have you been watching gasoline prices steadily climbing up, up, and up?  We knew it was coming, and with vacation season approaching, we can expect the prices to escalate even more this spring.  We need to revisit some of the gas-saving measures we were practicing when we all were paying ...

Consignment Shopping Could Save You A Bundle

Friday, February 6th, 2009

When you look at your budget, do you find a big gaping hole looking back at you?  Kids can consume an awful lot during their young lives.  Not only food, but clothing seems to be a never ending source of stress, and expense.  How, when, and where you shop for ...