The kids have been back in school for a few weeks now, the weather is turning cooler and fall fashion is in full swing. While all of us would love to buy a new wardrobe every season - complete with all the key pieces and trends (aubergine anyone?) - the reality is most of us simply can’t afford it. Tight purse strings don’t necessarily mean you have to skip out on a new season of fashion, they just mean you need to get a bit more creative. Here’s how you can revive your closet without ... Continue Reading
Learn how you can revive your closet without spending a dime this autumn.
Borrowing items can be one of the best ways to go green.
When you were in elementary school and forgot your notebook, what would you do? Rush off to the store to purchase another one or turn to the kid sitting next to you and ask to borrow a sheet of paper? Most likely you borrowed. For children, the concept of borrowing something is incredibly intuitive. If you're missing something, but you see another person has what you need, you simply ask for assistance. You most likely did it in an “I owe you” fashion. Should your seated neighbor be ... 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
Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your clothing.
Clothing can suck up a good amount of anyone's budget. Whether it's buying in season, your children outgrowing their clothes, or watching your sweater shrink in the sweater - it's not fun to continually dish out money on a wardrobe. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Clothing can last longer if you take care of them and buy wisely. Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your outfits: Keep Track Know what you have. If you are missing something, look for it. Don’t just assume it is gone ... Continue Reading
Family vacations can be more affordable when you save money with these tips.
Vacations are a special time for families to explore new surroundings while spending time together. For many, these trips provide a lifetime of memories. Unfortunately, the high costs of travel can be daunting and discouraging but there are a few ways to make planning a family getaway a lot more affordable. Stay Close to Home You don’t need to pitch a tent in your backyard (although, it could be lots of fun) to enjoy a more local vacation. Most people look at distant locales when ... Continue Reading
Having a baby doesn’t have to break your budget. Here are some quick tips to help keep the cost of taking care of your bundle of joy from breaking your wallet.
We have all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a baby", but it doesn't have to take a village's paycheck to raise one! Here are some tips to keeping your baby budget under control. Know What you Need Take stock of the products that you will actually use. There are so many baby gadgets out there it can be overwhelming. Stick with the basics. Do you really need a bath water thermometer? I promise the old elbow in the water trick will work just fine. I always suggest asking ... Continue Reading
Save money on many purchases by planning ahead and scheduling them into your week, month, and time of year.
Saving money is always a good thing, and it can easily be done by planning ahead. You can save money on many purchases by scheduling them into your week, month, and time of year. Save Money on Groceries Besides clipping coupons there are a couple of tips to save money at the grocery store. Try to schedule your trip without any other family members so that there are no extraneous expenses on snacks and drinks. Without the distractions you can comparison shop and check off a list to make ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading