Light up the grill it’s time for another Memorial day weekend. Whether you plan to stay at home or travel, there are plenty of ways to celebrate summer’s return while saving money. Here are a few key ideas to keep in mind as the holiday approaches! Save Money on Gas If you plan on taking a road trip, the cheaper your gas, the more money you have for extras and fun.
The flowers, the dinners out, the concerts, the movie tickets, the lattes, and maybe a new outfit to make *just* the right impression . . . the modern date night often brings with high expectations not to mention high ticket (even if you choose to go dutch). Why we’ve so inextricably linked getting to know someone and then eventually romance with exorbitant spending perplexes me. While the Hollywood appeal of
What would we do without our mamas? Moms cook for us. They clean for us. Guiding our lives, they gently lead us back to the path when we’re out of line. If you’re looking for a way to make Mother’s Day meaningful but don’t have much cash to spare, there are plenty of affordable ideas to celebrate your mom without breaking the bank. 1. Gift Card Deals ‘Tis the season for gift cards.
I LOVE AMAZON. Most people turn to Amazon for books, video games, music and maybe electronics. However, if it’s made, it’s probably on Amazon. In fact, you might be able score a better deal on toilet paper than you can in the store or even buy your favorite breakfast cereal at a lower price. But how do you get the absolute best deal and stretch your dollars? I present to
It is a blessing indeed to have cash that you didn’t anticipate find its way to you. Whether it’s a bonus, a tax refund, a gift or inheritance, you feel sheer giddy at the mere mention of dollars and cents you didn’t expect to have in your pocket. And it might even begin to burn a hole in your pocket before you get your paws on it. HOLD UP .
The last minute rush of a holiday can easily push our budgets and brains to the brink. Instead of focusing on the meaning of the season and our family, we end up at a big box retailer frantically pushing a cart. Typically, we overbuy and overspend in these situations. If you find yourself in this boat on Easter, slow down. There are plenty of ways to save money and time
When the weather turns warm, my heart starts to flutter. The snowflakes finally quit falling from the sky and I can encourage my kids to play outside. The flowers bloom without fear of frost. I can finally open the windows, taking in the sweet smells and sounds of spring. The entire neighborhood springs to life, with people waving at each other, taking strolls on the sidewalk, and parks packed with
I love all holidays, but Easter is hands down my favorite. For me, Easter represents much more than ham for dinner, hunting eggs, and eating candy. But our family still loves to celebrate some of those fun traditions, too. Americans will shell out a collective $14.6 BILLION dollars again this year. Whether you celebrate Easter without much fanfare or pull out all of the stops, be smart about how you spend
For most of us, they’re a necessity. For others, they are a passion. While you can’t avoid not having them (especially if you want to enter a restaurant or a store), you don’t have to overspend on shoes. In fact, deals abound when it comes to shoe shopping. Smart strategies save more money so you buy more shoes (or something else you love). Here are seven smart ways to save
Let’s begin by setting the record straight. If you came over to my house right now, you would find dirty dishes in the sink, laundry in both the washer and the dryer waiting to be tended, and all sorts of paper I should have cleaned up two weeks ago. I’m no Stepford Wife or Martha Stewart. I can easily become the Queen of Clutter. I live my life abiding by the