16 Frugal Living Books to Read This Year

I love to read. I've always been a reader. As a child, I spent my evenings after homework curled up on my bed with a book. To this day, I still read on long car rides or whenever I have a bit of time where I don't have to be doing anything specific. One of my favorite quotes is … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Amazon – 14 Ways You’re Shopping Amazon Wrong

I have a confession to make; I love Amazon. No really, I do around 60% of my shopping with Amazon. Why? Because it is one of my favorite ways to save money! Confused? Don't be. There are so many ways to save money with Amazon that it really isn't funny, but the problem is that … [Read more...]

19 “New” Uses for Apple Peels

I love finding ways to reuse household waste and ways to upcycle. It is one of the simplest ways to save money without really trying. Household waste is a huge culprit of wasted money so when you find a new way to use something, you're keeping yourself from having to spend money … [Read more...]

How to Get FREE Lyft Rides (Without Referring Friends!)

When my husband and I split up a few months ago, the car went with him. Luckily, I live in a larger city so I had Lyft and Uber available to me. Now ya'll know me; I am going to look for the absolute cheapest method of getting myself and the Monkey Child around and after taking a … [Read more...]

11 Must Have Ways to Save Money on Christmas That Anyone Can Do

As a mom, I always want to give my daughter the best Christmas she's ever had. It's a desire that never goes away and each year I can't stop myself from trying to out do the year before. Sometimes I take it too far while other years I am able to keep myself under control. It all … [Read more...]

Why We Moved to Live in a Hotel

Three weeks ago, my daughter and I did something that I had never planned on doing and we didn't do it for the reasons that you might believe. We moved and started living in an extended stay hotel. I have always been one who was looking for ways to live a simple life. I hate … [Read more...]

Home Business Ideas to Help You Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Money was tight when my daughter was born. We lived paycheck to paycheck most of the time. Sometimes, we lived on far less than paycheck to paycheck. It is such a struggle to spend your life robbing Peter to pay Paul, worrying over how you're going to pay your bills each month … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

Do you enjoy cleaning? Most of us don't, but unfortunately, it is a necessary evil in our lives. Here's a better question; do you enjoy paying up to $10.00 each for cleaning supplies? I know I certainly don't. Finding ways to save money on cleaning supplies isn't something that … [Read more...]

How to Have a Memorable Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Between trying to plan your Thanksgiving dinner, relatives that may drive you three steps from insane and trying to stay on budget, it can quickly become a complicated holiday. It becomes … [Read more...]