ThredUp: Children’s Clothing Swap

      Buying clothes for kids can get expensive! I will never forget when my nephew grew twelve inches in twelve months. Kids just grow so fast most of the time they don’t have a chance to wear anything out. Dress clothes are so expensive, and many time kids will only wear them a few times before they have outgrown them. When my kids were young we made use of the local consignment store. There is a new type of consignment store, and it is online. Many people are saving money Read more [...]

Money Savers and Feeding a Family for Under a $1 a Serving

  Super Saver Erin Libranda yearly grocery budget is $800. That is not only for her, but her entire family including her three children and two dogs. Eating out is obviously not an option for this family. She spent many hours in the kitchen trying to come up with healthy good food that her family would enjoy. She has many recipes that are under $1 a serving. Her facebook page is Erin Libranda (Super Saver) the new money savers and freebie seekers! Let's all start finding free stuff, saving Read more [...]

22 Ideas for Those Little Pieces of Soap

    My ex-husband is a pilot, and I asked him to start bringing home hotel soap for a project I needed to accomplish with my children. He got into the habit and over the years we found many uses for those little soap bars. At the time of the divorce we did have a rather large assortment of hotel soap, I got custody of in the divorce. Just about every household has to deal with small leftover pieces of soap and now, you need to stretch the budget a bit. Stop tossing and start collecting Read more [...]

Saving $5 Dollar Bills and Pennies from Heaven

  Phase 1: The Daily Budget   Sticking to your budget and saving money doesn’t have to be hard or boring. You have already created your budget, and you know how much disposable money you have between each check. The first step is to remove any credit or debit cards out of your purse or wallet.   If your paycheck is weekly prepare 7 envelopes, if there are 14 days between checks get 14. Now divide the money into equal amounts for each envelope. If you have implemented the Read more [...]

Deals on Used Exercise Equipment

    Working out at home can save the monthly expense of a gym membership. It is also nice to have equipment, in addition to your gym membership, in case you have to stay home and take care of the kids..... Exercise equipment can be a substantial investment not only for your wallet but also your health. Buying used exercise equipment can unquestionably save you thousands of dollars. You have to know what to look for and when not to buy. Many times people buy a room full of good intentions, Read more [...]

Free Dental — Dentistry from the Heart

  Who has 50,000 smiles and counting????  It is a group of dentists that are on a mission to help people get free dental.  Dr. Monticciolo wanted to help those in need of dental care.  So in 2001 he offered a full day of free dental care at his New Port Richey, Florida office.  In 2007 Dentistry from the Heart became a registered non-profit organization. That was the birth of this wonderful program that is now in 48 states and Canada. Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) is a national non-profit Read more [...]

Fix Grocery Store Mistakes

  A few mistakes at a grocery store can cost you a bundle. Here are a few minor adjustments that could cut your grocery store bill quite drastically. Before going grocery shopping, it is always best to take an inventory of what you have in your cabinets. Then plan your meals around what you already have at your home. As you’re planning your meals, make your grocery list of the minimal items you will now need to purchase. Look to see how much stuff is actually marked down very often you Read more [...]

Uses for Coffee Grounds

  Many of us love a nice cup of coffee to get us going in the morning. Did you know that you can find get even more uses for the leftover grounds? There are so many everything from beauty tricks to odor reducers and pest repellents.   FACIAL EXFOLIATION MASK: Mix 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds with 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoonful Shea butter. Mix together till you have a paste-like consistency. Apply on your face by rubbing your fingers in small circles. Let dry for 15 Read more [...]

Frugal and Green Household Tips!

    Using your money wisely allows you to do more of the fun things you want to do. Many times these wise financial choices are also green and healthy choices. I'm going to share some of my frugal ideas for around the house. Little things that make a big difference and require very little effort. 1. Organize your refrigerator and pantry. If you have everything organized, number one it will look nicer. Second, when you're making your shopping list you just need to glance in and you Read more [...]

10 Ways to Saving More and Spending Less

      This is the time to start saving money and spending less. It is hard stretching the income just to meet the bills. Managing money after a divorce is a big job. Here are a few things that will help, and most are really pretty easy to stick to.   1. Create a Budget Identify all your monthly bills and pay them as the paycheck arrives. If your bank/credit union has a bill paying system use it. This is a very good tool to help keep you organized and pay all your bills Read more [...]