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...]

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 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...]

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...]

Personal Budget – How to Save on Medical Bills with Telehealth

I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it right. This was the case over Christmas when we traveled home to Ohio to spend the holiday with my family. Christmas Eve I started to feel unwell and it only continued as the holiday went on. Christmas stretched into New Year's and New … [Read more...]

How to Watch TV Online for Free

Living a frugal life means that you're always looking for ways to save money in your personal budget. It isn't always easy and sometimes it can be downright hard to do. One of those areas that can be hard to save money in is tv. Sure, you can drop cable and opt for Hulu and … [Read more...]

10 New Ways to Use Old Towels That Are Sure to Surprise You!

I love towels. I know, it's strange, but a warm and fluffy towel after getting out of the bath is pretty close to perfection in my mind. I absolutely adore the big bath sheets that I pick up whenever they're on sale. They're huge and fluffy and...sorry, I got lost for a second in … [Read more...]

8 Smart Tips for Getting Better Deals Online

Alright. You caught me. I shop online a lot. In fact? I would much rather shop online sometimes than head into a store. It isn't that I don't like shopping. I do. It's more that I can usually find a deal that is just as good, if not better online. In truth, I buy a lot online. … [Read more...]

How To Host a Clothing Swap

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away...wait..sorry, wrong movie. Let's try that again; When my Emma was 6, she woke up one morning and came out of her room stark naked. Literally butt naked. When I questioned her as to where her clothes were, she very seriously looked at me … [Read more...]