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 [...]

I will be doing a Budgets and Beyond presentation on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Detroit Lakes Library. It is from 10:30 am to noon and free of charge. Space is limited so please call the library to register at 847-2168. I will be discussing the importance of budgeting, tips on budgeting, wants/needs, credit and [...]

One way to save money on books is to buy used books. It may take more time to search for what you are looking for but sometimes you can find unexpected treasures. Besides used book stores, there are some book sales coming up. The Moorhead Library is having their Fall Used Book Sale Oct 1 [...]

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. [...]