Category: frugal living/saving money

Money-Saving Wedding Ideas: Invitations for Less

With the upcoming marriage of our daughter, there were so many options for invitations it made my head spin. I found several I loved on Etsy at reasonable prices, but when you're really trying to save every dollar, and you've got a large guest list, making them yourself is the way to go. And with easy-to-use ...

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Super-Easy, Cheap & (sort of) Healthy Meals. You’re Welcome.

As a mom of many, one of my challenges is finding meals that take less time and money. We have tried several that we LOVE and I wanted to share them with you. Brace yourself: this may be the easiest recipe in the history of EVER. And get this: it fed us twice and it cost around ...

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Homeschooling: Cheap and Easy Way to Teach Kids to Read

I've never used a formal Phonics curriculum with any of my children and 7 of my 10 children read well or are well on their way. I say that for only one reason: educating children doesn't take much money or a teaching degree. Basically the way I  have taught all my children to read is to begin ...

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  One more day to get Finding Financial Freedom half price!  It's "My Computer Died Sale." Because it did.   “I am so thankful I clicked on the button to buy your book; it has given me new hope and I feel more prepared than ever to face our financial crisis.” -Katie J.

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My Favorite, SUPER Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

My all-time favorite gift to give that is both extremely inexpensive as well as useful and personal is personalized stationary made on your computer. I bought a 50-pack of blank note cards using a 40% coupon at the price of $4.49. I made 7 sets out them bringing each gift to a price of $.64. ...

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas (Ways We Saved One Year When We Were Broke)

And when I say "broke", I mean looking-under-cushions-for-change-to-buy-gas broke. Stockings. I bought an old, torn quilt at our local thrift store for $5 and made 6 or 7 vintage-style, adorable stockings. At the time I didn't even have a sewing machine and sewed them by hand. It's funny to realize how desperate I must have been because I ...

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Debt, Finance and Savings: A Personal Story

I hardly consider myself an "expert", but I have had significant experience paying off debt and struggling through financial hardship. CouponPal.com asked me a few questions about our experience so hop on over and read it HERE.

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Where There’s A Bill, There’s a Way (Getting Out of Debt)

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Join me at CouponPal.com for the first part in a series I wrote:  "Where There's a Bill There's a Way" Part 2: 15 Practical Ways to Save at Home

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7 DIY Ideas to Save Money

Whether you really need to trim your budget, or you want to be a good steward of your finances, or you want to save your money for more meaningful purchases, a little creativity and time can go a long way! The magic of money is that a little adds up to a lot. A few ...

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Home: Understanding Family Economy (Part 4)

I've written extensively here about the economic advantages of a woman who well-manages her home. I've discussed the hidden costs of working outside the home, earning money from home, family economy, cutting the grocery budget, paying off debt, and a bit about our own personal journey of my leaving work to come home. One of my first ebooks, ...

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