Newsflash! Your Thoughts Are Keeping You Poor

A while back, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine on Facebook. She had shared a status that I wholeheartedly disagreed with and a short, but respectful debate followed. The status that she had shared - while I'm sure was well intended by the original poster- had … [Read more...]

The Secret to Scoring Cheap Cell Phone Plans

How much are you currently paying for your cell phone? $100 each month? $150? More that that? If you're like we were, you fall into the $100 or more category. At $110.00 per month, that left me paying $1320 each year out of my personal budget just for cell service. While my cell … [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...]

Huge List of Ways to Save Money

Back in 2014, my family had a very large drop in our income. We were okay for a while as we lived on our savings, but sooner than we expected, that money was gone. We almost lost our home. We had our power shut off not once, but twice. We had to live off of our grocery stockpile … [Read more...]

200+ Things You Can Stop Buying and Make Homemade

As we rapidly head into the end of a one year and welcome a new year, a lot of us are going to be looking for new ways to save money in our family budgets. One of the best ways to save money is to stop buying and start making what you can. Back in 2014, when my family got into … [Read more...]

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner – Easy Way to Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally

When was the last time that you took the time to clean your makeup brushes? If it has been a while, you may want to run and make sure it gets done today. Cosmetics and makeup brushes are known to be a breeding ground for at least 6 different types of bacteria such as Enterococcus … [Read more...]

Homemade Hand Soap with Cypress and White Fir Scent

Sometimes, making your own products might not be cheaper, but they will almost always be healthier for you and your family. For my family, we didn't have much choice in making the change from buying everything at the store and getting to the point where we could stop buying and … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact … [Read more...]

These Homemade Cleaning Wipes are Simply the Best!

So I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels and we still use them … [Read more...]

25 Things You Should Never Buy Used at Thrift Stores

I don't know about you, but I love thrift stores. Second hand shopping is one of my favorite ways to save and while I don't want to toot my own horn? I'm quite good at those thrift store shopping marathons you sometimes hear about. (Heh) Finding a great deal at the thrift stores … [Read more...]