How to Prepare for a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is not only terrifying, but it be incredibly expensive. For some families, it will set their personal budget on end for years to come. For others that are in a better financial position, it may not cause as many financial issues, but they may still be looking for … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money – 23 Ways to Live Simply to Save Money

We live in a world that is full of "buy this now," and "spend your money here" and of course "you absolutely must have this item." It is also full of processed everything, high stress days and families struggling just to make ends meet. Luckily, how we live is the one area of our … [Read more...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, … [Read more...]

How I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how … [Read more...]

16 Canning Safety Tips You Should Know

Learning how to can food was something that had been on my bucket list for years before I actually did it. I'll be honest and tell you that the possibility of blowing up my kitchen was something that terrified me, but I wanted to be able to put up good quality, nutritious food … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 17 Ways to Make a Meal Seem Larger

Aside from your household expenses such as your rent/mortgage or utility costs, groceries are most often the single most expensive part of a family budget. There are quite a few different ways to save money on groceries, but eventually, you will hit a wall on the things you're … [Read more...]

How to Forage for Morel Mushrooms

Some of my best memories as a kid are going mushroom hunting with my Dad or a friend who knew more about foraging for food than I did. As a result, I have always loved mushrooms when added to my favorite recipes. Pizza, pasta, salads, deep fried, filled with yummy goodness, … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle Sheets – 17 “New” Uses for Worn Out Sheets

Upcycling is a huge part of living a frugal lifestyle. Reusing an item as many times as you can before you replace it is one of the best money saving tips that exists. Aside from the fact that it really is common sense to know that it will help you save money, upcycling or … [Read more...]

How to Make Easy Cash Selling Kids Clothes Online

Have you bought kids clothes recently? They're expensive!! Break my budget, my river of funds is dry, moths are living in my wallet kind of expensive. It's a very bad thing if you're a mom trying to clothe her kid, but if you're trying to make a few bucks? It's great! My Emma … [Read more...]

20 Tried & True Ways to Earn Free Gift Cards

For years I have been buying Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and more totally free. Sometimes I pay a little bit out of pocket, but most of the time, I have no need to do so. Not only am I able to buy gifts for free but I am also able to buy free groceries each month, watch tv … [Read more...]