Category: Saving

Debt Sucks – How To Make Paying It Off Suck A Little Less

Debt Sucks - How To Make Paying It Off Suck A Little Less

Debt Sucks!

Debt can make you like awake at night feeling like you have a weight on your chest.

It can be hard to breathe.

It can wreck your health and your marriage.

And it snowballs. Not the good, Dave Ramsey kind of snowball, where you pay off one little debt, then a bigger one and a bigger one. It’s the one where your debt gets bigger and bigger until it rolls right over you. (more…)

Affordable Workout Clothes – 8 Outfits Under $40 & Where To Find Them

Affordable Workout Clothes - 8 Outfits Under $40 & Where To Find Them

I take money very seriously. I also take fitness very seriously. And because I work out 5-6 days a week, I need a lot of workout clothes because I DO NOT want to do laundry any more than I have to. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for good quality fitness gear at great prices. I NEVER pay full price for any item, not even the essentials like a great sports bra.

Below you’ll see some of the awesome outfits I’ve put together for just about any type of exercise.. running, weight training, tennis, etc.. and each outfit is under $40, some are way under $40. (more…)

When Your Daughter Graduates To Serious Shampoo + How To Save A Ton Of $ On New Herbal Essences Bio:Renew

Herbal Essence Bio Renew Shampoo & Conditioner in shopping cart at Publix - When Your Daughter Graduates To Serious Shampoo + How To Save A Ton Of $ On Herbal Essence Bio Renew

As a mom, there are many small and sometimes major moments that signal to you that your kids are getting older and they’re no longer babies. Some of these moments cause a sigh of relief… like when they’re potty trained, when they can feed themselves and when they finally stop sticking everything in their mouths. But some are a little more bittersweet… like when they’re embarrassed to have you kiss them when you drop them off at school, or when your daughter starts to rebuff the pretty, fluffy bows you’ve been sticking in her hair for years. That last one especially stings me lately. (more…)

A Cheapskate’s Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

Cricut Explore Air 2 - A Cheapskate's Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

As a creative soul, I dreamed of getting a Cricut for a while. I pinned endless blog posts about amazing creations but figured it wouldn’t ever be for me. That is until I found a way to get it affordably and start creating without spending a ton of money.

Now I love my Cricut and can’t imagine not having it. I’ve made my family tons of cute things, I made nearly all of last year’s Christmas presents with it, and I’m even making a little money on custom shirts.

If you’re dreaming of getting a jump on your Cricut dream, try some of these ways to do it on a cheapskate’s budget. (more…)

Take Me Out To The Ballgame… But Don’t Take All My Money – 4 Savvy Tips For Saving Money At The Ballpark

Reflection of ballpark in sunglasses - Take Me Out To The Ballgame... But Don't Take All My Money

We’re a big baseball family primarily because of my husband. He’s a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan and we love going to games whenever we can.

We’re also lucky to live in Southwest Florida where lots of teams come for spring training.

But going to the ballpark can be a huge expense, especially with kids, and especially if you don’t plan ahead.

So check out this checklist before you go so you can save a ton of cash. (more…)

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