15 Things I Don't Pay for Anymore

DH and I recently took a hard look at the things we thought we could live without, make ourselves or cut back on. ...more
Scrapbookity That's a great tip for the library program. If the Columbus library doesn't reach ...more

4 Reasons You Should Donate Clothes

As consumers in the fashion industry, we all purchase many textile items throughout the year, including clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, accessories, etc. Well, did you know that these textile items have a huge impact on the environment, leaving a nasty footprint if they’re just thrown away? Here are a few reasons why you should be a part of the giving & eco-friendly trends and donate clothes!...more

How to Meal Plan on a Budget

The One Lifestyle Change That Allowed Me to be a Stay at Home Mom

As a member of mommy support groups, I frequently see the question posed: how can I afford to be a stay at home mom?  I’ve been a working mom, so I get it that some of us crave “adult time” and enjoy career accomplishments.  But I also know what a crappy feeling it is to leave your kids in the care of someone else all day.  Ultimately, I made the choice to leave the corporate world, and I wanted to share the one lifestyle change that made it possible....more
Fit Mix Mom Thanks for reading!  Yea I definitely didn't worry about our food expenses while I ...more

Stop Wasting Money

5 Ideas for Valentine's Day that Still Respect Your Budget in the Morning!

I'll pass on the pricey red roses. Please don't spend a fortune on teddy bears, chocolate and diamonds, either. Not to say I don't love those things or wouldn't appreciate them, but in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day the prices on them just seems to skyrocket. ...more

8 ways to cut a bare bones budget

 We’ve had a bare bones budget for a while now.No cable.No eating out.No shopping for fun.We have the slowest Internet connection. (Internet is a need for both of our businesses.)...more

A Goal Reminder

A few simple words with a powerful message. For me this quote is a reminder to follow through with my financial goals for 2015. Last year I discovered the value of a monthly budget, which allowed me to save and splurge on my loved ones over the holidays. There really is no bigger rush than planning for something and then having the ability to go out at get it. Feeling very thankful and inspired to move ahead with my 2015 financial goals.Click the link below to read the full post....more

The Ridiculous Price of Food: Costco or Disneyland?

Last Monday I went to Costco and bought just enough to get us by for a while.Milk, bread, eggs, cheese, veg, meat, etc.  A couple other things, I’m sure.  Canned tomatoes, toilet paper and a pineapple from what I remember off the top of my head.It came out to $300, which was more than I was expecting…but that is about what we spend for a  shopping trip.It’s just that it used to be $300 for a big trip, when we stock up on everything; and now it is $300 for a “cover the bases” trip....more

The Cheapest Way to Organize a Stylish Pantry

Our pantry is finally in order—and I have to say, I love how cheap it was almost as much as I love the final look. Whatever you do, do not spend $500 on food storage containers … because I found three much cheaper (and very stylish) options. ...more
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