Archive for May, 2009

Don’t Let Clipping Coupons Become A Lost Art

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This may seem old fashioned, and it probably is, but I love to clip coupons.  I even keep one of those little coupon sized accordion files in my purse so I'm ready to go on shopping day.  Now, mind you, I don't buy things I don't need just because I ...

Save Money And Have Fun - Join A Co-op

Monday, May 25th, 2009

If you have not checked into joining a food co-op yet, now would be a good time.  Your grocery budget may just get the boost it needs at your local cooperative. A cooperative is a business that is owned and controlled by the members of the cooperative.  As a member, you ...

Hey Mom – Are You Still Going To The Gym?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Unless you absolutely need a gym membership for body-building, this is one area in which some serious savings could apply.  You may believe it is a necessary expense because you need an exercise program mapped out for you, complete with equipment, and you won't be able to get that elsewhere.  ...

Simple Changes In Your Cooking Habits Could Save You Money

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

You can find all sorts of big ways to cut back and save money, but some of my favorite ways to save are the little things we do, because they are often the old fashioned, tried-and-true methods that our mothers and grandmothers used in their kitchens.  Here are just a ...

Have You Visited An All-Things-Are-Cheap Store Lately?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Whether you call it a Dollar Store, Dollar General Store, or a Family Dollar Store, these reduced-price stores are popping up all over the place, in large cities and small towns alike.  We have an abundance right here so I'm lucky to be able to shop around even when it ...

Your Budget Needs A Redo - Check The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

If all this talk of stimulus plans has your head spinning so much that you've just started turning off the nightly news, you might want to listen up once more.  Incredibly important legislation is happening that may affect your pocketbook in more ways than you think.  Let's look at just ...

What Do You Want For Mother’s Day?

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

What do you want for Mother's Day?  Oh, that's a tough one.  One day every year we have to stop and think about ourselves for a day.  That doesn't come natural for many moms.  So, we try to shrug it off and we say, “nothing, really” but that's not going ...

How Much Are You Paying In Bank Fees?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I never used to pay attention to the small amount of money trickling out of my bank account for service fees, ATM transaction charges, and the like.  It never seemed to amount to THAT much... but, how much do you consider THAT much nowadays? If you're one of many folks working ...