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7 Things They Never Taught You in School About Money

We spend 12 to 16 years in school on average. I don’t know about you, but I never once learned about how to get rich, retire comfortable, or even budget my personal finances. So today we are going to go over the 7 things they never taught you in school Read more…


How to Save Money When Decorating Your Home

How to Save Money when decoration your home

  We are thrilled to have this guest post from Kim over at ourhomeliving.com! We highly recommend checking out her site for all things design and organization inspiration to turn your home into a sanctuary! She also knows how to stay frugal in the process of reaching your dream home Read more…


10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

The dreaded food budget. I despise the food budget. I can’t help but feel that I pay hundreds of dollars for good food that gets eaten by my 5 kids, just to pay for toiletries to clean up after it! J If you feel this way then you are always Read more…


5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

For middle class America, car payments are a normal way of life, everybody has one! I’ve even been told; “a car payment is a sign of being an adult”. Yes most of us were raised to believe that this is the norm and that every car we own comes with Read more…


MONEY SECRETS OF REAL MILLIONAIRES

TOP MONEY SECRETS OF REAL MILLIONAIRES

When we think about “success” we think money. When we think money, we think of having so much of it that it no longer brings concern. Some of us may even think in numbers like millions or billions. If you have any ambition to be successful at all, why not Read more…


HOW WE CUT OUR GROCERY BILL IN HALF!

HOW WE CUT OUR GROCERY BILL IN HALF

Want to know how we cut our grocery bill in half? Well, believe it or not there is a wrong way to use coupons and shop the deals, even when you are saving money with your grocery shopping. Grocery chains spend so much money on marketing and advertising. They spend Read more…


HOW WE SAVED HUNDREDS BY CHANGING THIS ONE COFFEE HABIT

HOW WE SAVED HUNDREDS BY CHANGING THIS ONE COFFEE HABIT

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer I’m not one to go out and get a Starbucks Latte every morning (although I have been known to treat myself) however I’m a huge Kurig pod coffee lover! So how we saved hundreds by changing this one coffee habit is NOT Read more…


15 Critical Things You Need To Stock A Frugal Pantry

15 THINGS YOU NEED TO STOCK A FRUGAL PANTRY

Learning how to stock a frugal pantry can take a little research. There are so many tips and tricks out there. Sometimes they apply sometimes they don’t. Some people’s tips won’t and can’t help you. Things like growing your own garden and learning how to preserve your harvest. This won’t Read more…


Genius Guide to Stock a Frugal Pantry & Save Lots of Money

genius guide to stock a frugal pantry

Learning how to stock a frugal pantry can take a little research. There are so many tips and tricks out there. Sometimes they apply sometimes they don’t. Some people’s tips won’t and can’t help you. Things like growing your own garden and learning how to preserve your harvest. This won’t Read more…