What is a CSA?

Posted by Don on June 15, 2015

I previously talked about some strategies my wife and I were using and planning to start using to control our food costs. One area we are looking at is community supported agriculture. A lot of readers wanted to learn more about CSA’s too, so I want to give you a better understanding of what they […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on DIY Home Renovations

Posted by Amanda on April 20, 2015

My husband and I purchased our home in 2009. It was built in 1975, and still had the original vanities, carpet in the bathroom (yuck!), non-working intercom system in most of the rooms, and some other fun relics. Even though we were determined to do most of the work ourselves, we had several companies come […]

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5 Quick Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Posted by Kristen on February 17, 2015

Decorating and furnishing a home or apartment doesn’t have to cost you as much as you think. If you try to use what you have, be creative and flexible, and be smart and budget conscious, you can end up loving your space without spending a ton of money. Here are five quick tips for decorating […]

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Creative and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Don on February 10, 2015

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many guys are scrambling to find that perfect gift. Many will rely on the old standby of roses and chocolate. But I encourage you to do something different. Take some time to put some thought and effort into your gift this year and show your Valentine you really care. Below […]

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How and Where to Find Free Things to Do

Posted by Kristen on January 26, 2015

When you’re trying to save money and not spend so much, it can feel like you are doomed to days sitting on your couch. While dinner and drinks out and other types of entertainment can add up quickly, there are actually a lot of completely free things to do right under your nose. You may […]

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How to Save Money on Food This Year

Posted by Don on January 12, 2015

As usual with this time of year, my wife and I look over the totals for what we spent this year and what we saved. We compare the numbers to what we budgeted and how much we spent last year. We make the effort to make sure we account for any large variations, such as […]

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When the recession hit back in 2008, many people had to reassess their spending habits. Not only did the recession impact those who were laid off or who were facing foreclosures, it took its toll on most everyone. They had their eyes opened to how much things cost and what they really needed and valued […]

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6 Financial Tips from Downsized You Should Try Today

Posted by Kristen on November 3, 2014

I posted an article on 10 TV Shows to Watch To Save Money on specific shows that seem to offer financial advice or other money saving tips. One of the shows I wrote about was Downsized, a reality show that featured a large blended family that is struggling financially. The family was quite comfortable financially […]

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How to Save Money on Haircuts, Hair Color and Hair Care

Posted by Adrienne on October 9, 2014

For many people (women especially) hair care can be a pretty big expense. Between the cuts, colors and special shampoo you can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year caring for your hair. This is one category I’ve drastically reduced spending on without sacrificing any quality. Below is my super low cost hair […]

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Tips for Turning Pantry Staples Into a Fun, Cheap Dinner

Posted by Kristen on October 8, 2014

What do you have in your pantry right now? There are certain items that you always have on hand, right? Maybe it is canned soup, pasta, marinara sauce in a jar, or whatever other convenience products you like to turn to. Stop wasting food and turn those pantry items into a fun and inexpensive meal. […]

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