It’s now August and it’s getting close to school time. At this point, all of the college students (And some of their parents who can’t wait till they leave) are counting down the days till they go back to school. So you have the essentials ready to go, you got new sneaks, your hip new [...]
I’ve always loved to bargain shop, but shopping on a budget is tough. So I found many ways to save and re-think how to still enjoy this pastime. How many times have you purchased something just to get home to see you already have something very similar in your closet? How many times have you looked [...]
I feel like we talk a lot about saving money on things you purchase, which is good. Everyone needs to buy things and there are lots of ways to save money on those things. But an important thing to consider is whether or not you need to buy something. This all goes back to the [...]
1. Don’t follow the supply list strictly. Use your own logic and consult your kids about which supplies are most important. I remember being in grade school and hardly ever using about 25% of the stuff my mom bought me. 2. Recycle old supplies. Your kids might not have used some of their old supplies, [...]
Cooking at home is cheaper than eating out. This is a given. But I’ve recently realized there’s a high first-time cost to home cooking. Need 1: Forks that don’t melt when you stir a boiling pot of spaghetti Need 2: Travel coffee mugs without plastic interiors Need 3: The correct size baking pan so that [...]
Summer is here, and its time for vacation! A little pre-planning can save you a bundle on vacationing with the family. With gas prices lower now than in the past, and airline tickets on the rise (and charging for baggage!) driving vacations are more sensible than ever, and can easily be more fun.
Don’t Pay to be Productive If you’re reading this, then you probably own a computer. Odds are you bought that computer. Even if you didn’t, let’s just say that you did and I’ll stop probing into your personal life. The point is, when you buy a computer it probably doesn’t come with everything you need. [...]
Lunch is my favorite meal of the day. Sandwiches, chips, pizza, leftovers… I’m all about it. It doesn’t have to be junk food, I just love eating lunch. It breaks up the day, giving me time to relax and recharge my battery. I was sitting down with my lunch last week, and a few of [...]