Shiny objects ... impulse buys ... they're everywhere. For some it's clothing or electronics. For others it may be training courses or business products. You thrill at purchasing the shiniest, only to discover an even shinier one somewhere else. You move from object to object, leaving a trail of receipts as you go. They're all needed, you reason. Each one will help you do something better, faster, neater, prettier. After all, you have to keep up with the times. But if your ... Continue Reading
Five quick ways to save more by controlling your spending.
Here are five common mompreneur money mistakes and ways you can avoid them
Starting your own business is a huge milestone and one that comes with great preparation, hard work, and, most often, expenses. While most mompreneurs are prepared for the initial investment in starting their business, they are often surprised by the subsequent expenses and financial needs that come up. As a result, many mompreneurs make common money mistakes that could easily be avoided. They unknowingly compromise their financial future and sabotage their business. In an unpredictable ... Continue Reading
Here are some tips for helping teens manage their money.
A summer job is not only the first time a lot of teens earn their own money, but it’s the first time they earn a regular income that provides them with a decent amount to spend or save. Wanting to spend their earnings on ‘wants’ is a natural impulse for teenagers, making this a perfect time to teach teens the importance of money management and saving for the future. Here are some tips for helping teens manage their money: Have the talk – Before your teenager starts working, sit ... Continue Reading
Here are some easy ways to help you keep your summer spending in check without sacrificing fun in the sun.
We all want to enjoy the summer months and create great memories for our kids when they’re off school. However, you don’t need to go into debt to have an enjoyable summer with your family. Here are some easy ways to help you keep your summer spending in check without sacrificing fun in the sun. Revisit your budget – Sit down with your partner and calculate how much money you earn each month. Then subtract your expenses (rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, kids’ programs, ... Continue Reading
Learn how to easily improve your credit score after suffering financially or through a bankruptcy.
My husband and I experienced financial ruin like so many in the last few years. When the economy went into a tailspin, so did our credit scores. We had worked so hard to build up a good reputation and it seemed all was lost in just a few months. After talking to an attorney we decided bankruptcy was best for us. The problem is that, while the bankruptcy might stop credit collectors and offer a fresh start, it does not help with your credit score. In fact the bankruptcy does more damage to ... Continue Reading
Frugal family fun – here are 7 great tips for saving money at the theme park.
When it comes to fun and exciting destinations for the entire family, theme parks are definitely at the top of the list. If you’re planning a trip to the amusement park on a limited budget, there’s no need to worry. Here are some tips to saving money at the theme park: 1. Buy your tickets elsewhere. Keep an eye open for deals and you’ll likely come across promotions and coupons on theme park rates. Pay close attention to advertisements, flyers, and even soda cans. You can also book ... Continue Reading
Learn to make your own baby food from scratch and in bulk – saving time, money, and the environment.
When we think of baby food, the first thing that usually comes to mind is green or orange puree inside a little glass jar. It's what we see at the grocery store, and what many moms feed there babies. There is nothing wrong with baby food from a store shelf - but you could make the same food at home, using fresh produce, and save money at the same time. These little jars of baby food might seem inexpensive at less than one dollar a piece, but that can quickly add up. It is much more ... Continue Reading
Save money this year with four tips everyone in your family can appreciate.
In today's economy, many families are looking for ways to spend less money without making sacrifices. Easier said than done ... but it only takes a little effort up front to save time and extra expenses in the long run. Check out these tips for saving money and having a happy family to go along with it. At the Salon Cutting out family haircuts can be a huge money saver. Have you calculated the amount of money your entire family spends on hair cuts in a year? My husband alone spent $480 a year ... Continue Reading
Save money with these five easy tips – including uses for banana peels and collecting money in the laundry.
I often say that we live on “Hysteria Lane” vs “Wisteria Lane” of TV’s Desperate Housewives fame because we’re tasked with having to balance so many things as moms and housewives. And, tops amongst them is doing our best to keep our home, family, and self taken care of - without breaking the bank. Here are a few simple, mindless tips to help save money at home. Put the Squeeze On Even though you may think that tube of toothpaste, liquid foundation, skin cream, or lotion is ... Continue Reading
Saving money can be accomplished in several areas of your life including your home, vehicle, and groceries.
No matter if the economy is bad or if you’re short on funds, saving money is something that’s important to do, but sometimes people aren't sure where to start, or how they can cut down their costs. There are a number of ways to save money, in a variety of different aspects of your life - from hour home to your vehicle. Please remember some of these may not work for you, but it doesn’t hurt to consider them first. Save Money Around the Home: Cover your windows with plastic in the ... Continue Reading