How to Read Food Expiration Dates to Save Money {The Difference Between Use By and Best By Dates}

Anyone who has ever shopped for groceries knows that until recently it could be incredibly confusing to figure out when a product expired. You had to deal with "expires," "best by," "sell by", "use by" and more. In February, the grocery industry came out and recommended that all … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]

18 Frugal Food Staples Every Pantry Should Have

Back in 2015, we were trying to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and recover from the loss of around 90% of our income in late 2014. When we sat down to update our personal budget, we realized that we really need to find a few ways to save money on groceries without … [Read more...]

How to Get Eyeglasses for Free

Recently we discovered that my Emma needs glasses. Now don't get me wrong, I will buy what my daughter needs, but I will also do what I can to save money while doing so. Sometimes I'm able to save and others not so much. It really depends on what particular need I'm trying to … [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...]

27 Amazon Prime Secrets You Might Be Missing Out On

One of my biggest ways to save money is by using Amazon Prime. Why? Because there are so many Amazon Prime benefits that I really do get to save a proverbial boat load of money. The thing is though that a lot of people don't realize exactly how many benefits Prime has. A lot of … [Read more...]

21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Filters

One of my favorite ways to save money is by finding things to reuse to save money. We spend so much money out of our budgets buying new items when in reality, we could reuse a whole lot more to spend a whole lot less. Finding new uses for something is another great way to save. … [Read more...]

How to Score $1,091 in FREE Baby Samples

Know what? Babies are expensive! If you've got a new tiny one, I'm more than sure I don't have to tell you that though! From the time we get pregnant, we spend money that we sometimes don't have on them and it only gets worse as they get older. By the time that they're in … [Read more...]

My Top Emergency Preparation, Homesteading and Simple Living Books for 2017

In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 11 Tips for Saving Money on Meat

Meat can be one of the most expensive parts of your grocery budget. This can mean that if you're already looking for ways to save money on groceries that you can easily become overwhelmed by how hard saving money on meat can seem to be. Here's the thing though; saving money on … [Read more...]