Show Mom Some Love on a Shoestring

Being broke is no reason to skimp on mom this Mother’s Day. Continue reading Show Mom Some Love on a Shoestring

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Kitchen Scraps Casserole

kitchen scraps casserole

“Casserole” generally describes a dish cooked in one pot or dish – the fewer dishes the better! This recipe includes foods that you likely have on hand to make a quick, nutritious, delicious and low-cost meal.

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Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

It’s that time of year. If you’re lucky enough to have a little dirt to dig in, and the inclination to do so, maybe you’ve already tilled the soil and sprouted your seeds. Unfortunately, they don’t give gardening supplies away, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out altogether. What is a budget gardener to do? Continue reading Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

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Cleaning Supplies at the Dollar Store

 

Chores are one of the banal realities of life. According to this article, women spend an average of 18 hours a week on household duties (men spend less time, but still several hours a week). That’s a lot of cleaning supplies.  Statistics show we spend $42 a month on supplies, which adds up to over $500!! While it’s probably not wise to cut back on cleaning, you can cut costs on what you’re using to get the job done. Continue reading Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

How to Look Richer than You Are

This post is not about faking it to fit in or suggesting one gets the Pygmalion treatment, but looking like you have more money than you actually do can help you out from time to time. Think job interviews, getting better service (pretty much anywhere), or meeting professionals like your kid’s teacher or networking at a business conference. There are a few simple things that set a person apart (at least as far as first impressions go) and can get you a little further in certain situations. Continue reading How to Look Richer than You Are

6 Weird Ways to Save Money

There’s lost of ways to trim your budget that most of us already know. Cook more and eat out less, shut of lights and turn down the heat (or A/C), shop at thrift stores, and so on. There are also ways to save some pennies (and dollars) that aren’t so obvious. Here’s our top 6 picks. Continue reading 6 Weird Ways to Save Money