Archive for July, 2009

It’s Possible To Get Great Toys And Beautiful Clothes Without Buying Them

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Mom, I know you don't want your kids to go without great toys and beautiful clothes.  I know you're trying to make everything possible for your kids, even when you don't have two nickels to rub together.  So, when you see a new, wonderful toy that you really want your ...

Simple Pleasures At The Movie Theater

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Families are facing increasing challenges every day, trying to stay afloat with resources that are getting more and more limited.  With job losses and concern over basic health needs, families are stressed beyond belief. With those bleak thoughts, what can a family do to have a few laughs?  My family happens ...

Feed The Whole Family, And Neighbor Kids, Cheap Cheap Cheap!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

It's summertime and not only do you have a houseful of your own kids, but there are usually a few neighbor kids and friends over, right?  During the school year you don't have to worry too much about lunchtime, but now that school's out, your house is swarming with kids ...

It’s Time To Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Okay, Mom, you've been practicing all the things you've been learning about saving money.  You live a frugal lifestyle and you live within your means.  These two things have helped you build a savings plan.  You are able to save for large purchases and you have developed a savings plan ...

Childcare Costs Got You Down This Summer? Consider A Camp Experience For Your Child

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Do you, like so many working parents, start to panic when the school year comes to an end because the childcare bills are going to start?  Come June, many folks are hit hard trying to cover childcare costs during the working day.  Even if you pay tuition for your child's ...

Grilling Out Is Fun And Can Save You Money This Summer

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Is your grill collecting cobwebs?  Does the thought of firing up the grill leave you feeling a bit nervous or troubled?  If you knew grilling could save you a few dollars this summer would you pick yourself up by the bootstraps, haul that grill out, and reacquaint yourself with your ...

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Here we are... smack dab in the middle of summer.  Do you have all your summertime fun planned yet, Mom?  Knowing how you're counting every penny this year, I'm sure the vacation budget is not what you had hoped it would be. Looking for reasonably priced fun destinations can be quite ...