Archive for June, 2009

Summer’s Here And You Don’t Want To Think About Cooking

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

We're all trying to stop wasting our money, and throwing away our cash on fast food or meals out is certainly a painful way to destroy our budget.  Quick homemade meals are the way to go, but how do you cook cheaply and fast? There are many ways, but if you ...

Homebound Kids Need A Distraction? How About A Visit To The Virtual Zoo!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Borrowing a bit from home-schooling parents, I decided to do a bit of computer traveling courtesy of Google for virtual places to visit with the kids when it's not possible to leave the house.  Sometimes, whether it's a stormy day or just for simple economics, we have to stay home.  ...

Have You Taken Advantage Of The Sears KidVantage Club?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I was scrolling around the internet and discovered a little tidbit of information I didn't know.  Have you heard of the Sears KidVantage Club? According to MSN Money, Sears unveiled KidVantage in 1991 but lately has been sort of quiet about it. You may not even see it advertised inside your ...

Creating Wonderful Gourmet Meals For 99 Cents? Here’s How!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

When Christiane Jory, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, decided she was going to starve if she didn't figure out how to cook, she went on a mission.  She didn't just cook up big batches of macaroni like a lot of starving artists, she researched and learned ...

Frugal Food Choices Will Save Your Family’s Budget

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

What would happen to your family's budget if you had to stock your pantry from scratch?  Let's just pretend that all the food in your house was gone, stolen by some weird alien creature or something.  Okay, you come home and find everything in the pantry and refrigerator are gone.  ...

Kids Home From School? You Need A Frugal Kid-Friendly Hobby!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

You knew it was coming... the last day of school.  Of course you meant to have a plan to keep the kids busy and happy, as well as occupied so you could maintain your own scheduled tasks.  How about a few ideas for quick things to do that won't require ...

Take The Family To A National Park - Fees Have Been Lifted!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Secretary Ken Salazar, most Americans live less than a day’s drive from a national park.  Our park system attracted more than 275 million visits last year, supported more than 213,000 jobs (not counting National Park Service jobs), and provided $10.6 billion for ...

June Is National Adopt-A-Cat Month

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Normally, I wouldn't consider adopting a pet as an issue for a blog about saving money.  Pets can be expensive... what am I saying... pets ARE expensive.  However, when your little ones give you those big eyes and say “Please, please, please, can we get a kitty?” it's hard to ...

Looking For Money, Mom? It’s Yours So Go Get It!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Okay, Moms, you are doing everything you can to make ends meet.  You've got your budget fine-tuned, you're even taking on additional work to bring in more cash.  What else can you do?  Where can you turn for some more help? Hey!  You're a tax payer, right?  Over the years you've ...