In recognition of America Saves Week this week I am hosting a giveaway each day until Sunday, February 26. Today you have a chance to win a Money Savvy Bank. The Money Savvy banks have four separate chambers, for save, spend, donate and invest. The money goes into each chamber and there are openings to [...]

There was a show on TLC last week and the same episode ran last night. It is called Extreme Cheapskates. One of the guys takes food home from other diners when they go out to eat. He dug through dumpsters and went to the dollar store to find items to give his wife for their [...]

The past 7 days I have been giving books away randomly to commenters of my blog posts. I didn’t get email addresses for some of the commenters so I will list the names from the comments and I also replied to the comments if you were chosen. Please send your mailing address to me at [...]

Welcome to Day 6 of my 7-day book giveaway. I will randomly choose a name from the people who leave a comment on this post thru midnight. Today’s book is Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children by Neale S. Godfrey. She has also written another book for teenagers [...]

Over the weekend, I read the book The Compound Effect, Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy. Darren is also the Publisher of SUCCESS magazine. He discusses how small steps towards your goals if done regularly can have a compound effect to eventually reaching your goals. He shares stories and ideas from [...]

In a previous post I mentioned an upcoming book by Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom. Her publisher is offering a free chapter of her book on saving money on groceries without needing to use coupons.

With the holidays coming up you may have more guests. Jessica from Good Cheap Eats gives suggestions about having items on hand to prepare a Snack tray and also a beverage box. If you are able to have these items on sale, it may save you a trip to the store and if you can [...]

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is about 90 days away. It is my goal to make a post the next 90 days with money saving ideas, recipes and decorating ideas to help you take some of the stress out of the holidays. One of the first things to do is make a holiday budget. [...]

I have stated in many previous posts that I believe it is important to teach kids about money and finances. I have put together a Page a day calendar with websites and resources about teaching kids about money. I am also teaching a Community Ed Class on Tues, Oct 14. Click the link for more [...]

One way some people use to save money on their grocery bills is by planning a menu. Some plan for a week or two and sometimes a whole month at a time. One way is to make a list of meals you usually make and plan when you are going to make them. Other things [...]