Enjoy Holidays after Divorce

  Enjoy Holidays after Divorce Spending holidays after divorce may not be the most pleasant thing – wrong! Holidays after getting divorced could be the most freeing and rejuvenating experience. There is no reason to worry. With the holiday season around the corner, here are a few tips that could prove to be more than helpful during this season. • If you are worried about being alone during the holidays, there is only one recourse – Keep busy! If you don’t have anyone to spend your Read more [...]

Start with These Family Budget Guidelines and Tweak them to fit Your Needs

    Setting up a budget for the first time is a very difficult thing to do. How do you begin to figure out how much you should have for each category? The whole purpose of a budget is to have spending habits in control and if needed bring them back into line, right? Keep in mind adjustment need to be made regarding different factors like where you live in the country. Housing cost is not the same in Mississippi as they are in New York. There is no perfect combination. With that in mind Read more [...]

Purchasing Habits Must Be Controled

  It is all too easy to slip back into the purchasing habits that you were used to, pre-divorce. If your ex was the major earner in your relationship and you aren’t receiving a great deal of financial support from them, you will have to set an urgent post-divorce budget to live by.   Credit and store cards will make temporarily uplifting but unnecessary purchases horribly accessible but you must remember, you will have to pick the bill up at some point; your ex may have been the Read more [...]

Economic Reality of Divorce

  How does the income that ran one house now run two? It does not and that is a fact that must be accepted. Life after divorce is financially demanding. Most research shows that a person needs more than a 30% increase in their income on average to maintain the same standard of living. About one in five women fall into poverty, and three of four parents do not receive child support in full on a regular basis. A man’s standard of living goes down on average 10% to 40%. Here are two things that Read more [...]

Crockpot Yogurt: Budget Friendly Recipe

          Ingredients 8 cups milk 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt with live and active cultures 1/2 cup powdered milk   Directions Put the milk and powdered milk mixed well in your crockpot for two and a half hours on low. Check the temp of the milk should be 180 degrees.  After two and half hours turn the crock pot off, let it sit till cool about two hours. Check temp should be 116 degrees.  The yogurt will not firm if the milk is too hot. Mix in the Read more [...]

Budget Cube Steak

        INGREDIENTS For Budget Cube Steak:   6  cube steaks 2 cans (10.75 ounce size) cream of mushroom soup 1  envelope onion soup mix 1/2 cup water 1 can mushrooms slices   DIRECTIONS: Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low all day. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.       Amazon.com Widgets       Would you like to support DASNM?  If so, it is easy, you can purchase something from our store or use this 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 [...]

Welcomes You With Quite

    Sometime you might just need to get away from all the noise that the divorce is causing around you.  There is a wonderful place that welcomes you with quite. Simple lifestyle changes can be good for you following enormous upheavals, but it’s not always easy to do a great deal when you don’t have a healthy budget to do so, however, your local library will be delighted to welcome you in. Libraries are amazing spaces in which to indulge happy silence and that might be one Read more [...]