Why We Spent 10 Days Fishing for Food {Cost Breakdown Per Meal}

As a child, I loved to go fishing with my Dad. He had friends who owned a small, creek-fed pond so once or twice a month, we would head out to that pond and toss our lines in the water. I can still remember how as a child, the ditch that we had to cross to get to the pond seemed … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

30 Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Stop Buying and Make Too!)

A few years ago, I found myself in a financial crisis. I had lost over 70% of my income and things weren't just tight; they were rope around your neck tight. That year, I almost lost everything, and if I hadn't done some fancy footwork, I would have. I started with finding new … [Read more...]

16 Real Ways to Save Money on Groceries {That No One Talks About}

How many times have you looked at your grocery budget and realized that it was still higher than you would like it to be? If you're like most of us, it has probably happened more times than you care to admit. You have that realization and you hop online to find out new ways 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...]

Watch TV Free Online – How to Get Netflix Free

TV costs can be outrageous if you're still paying for cable. Luckily for our budgets, there are cheaper ways to see your favorite television shows without doing something illegal like tapping into the neighbors cable. Yes, I mean finding ways to watch tv online for free; legal … [Read more...]

Get Paid to Shop Online – What is Ebates & How Does Ebates Work?

I love to shop online, but doing so isn't always the cheapest option. Between high shipping costs and sometimes higher prices for what I'm looking for, a girl can often find herself paying more if she isn't careful to do what she can to save money. One of my favorite ways to save … [Read more...]

Free Printable Savings Tracker

Learning how to save money can be hard if you're used to spending more than you save. I'm certain you've heard bloggers like myself tell you that tracking your spending is the simplest way to save more. There is a reason for that; when you know how much you're spending, you know … [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...]