The kiddie hair salons today are really quite amazing – some have chairs in the shapes of cars, airplanes or motorcycles. They give out balloons and lollipops, there are arcade games, DVDs of your choosing, toys, books, and vending machines with small toys and prizes in them. You might as well be at Disneyland. And when you get the bill for your kid’s fifteen minute haircut, you’ll think that’s where you were.
Are you paying too much for your kid’s haircut? via Shutterstock
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good cheap kids haircut.
It’s been a long, cold winter with record snowfall, which has stretch many family finances beyond comfort. The good news is that spring means fresh cheap produce. Cooking and eating healthy cheap meals is going to get easier (at least for several months).
Here are 16 easy steps to scoring cheap, fresh produce.
Who’s the lucky winner of a $100 Target gift card from Pirc.com? kevin dooley / Flickr
One lucky reader is the winner of a $100 Target gift card from Pirc.com! Pirc provides coupon matches for a variety of stores including Target, Walmart, and CVS. If you’re the lucky winner of the $100 Target gift card, check your weekly Pircular for the best coupon match-ups on your favorite Target items!
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Celebrating with family and friends shouldn’t break the bank. Via Shutterstock.
Between the gift, travel, and buying a dress, attending a wedding can cost over $1,000..for only one day! And you thought I was crazy for spending $1,400 in four days! I can’t justify spending $1,000 to attend a wedding, even if I love the couple. While skipping the wedding is an option, I discovered 11 ways to attend a wedding without blowing through your savings account.
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New moms needs lots of help. Via Shutterstock.
My sister inspired this list of new mom hacks to save money – she shared the first idea on this list, which can save every new mom about $20 in just a few minutes. To all the new Mom’s who need more sleep – I can’t give it to you – but I can help you save money!
Here are 7 new mom hacks to save tons of money. (more…)
Who knows a city better than those who call it home? No one. The website Shiroube.com provides local guides for frugal prices, so, as a traveler who relies on local friends to show me the spots, of course I’m in love!
Save money on your next trip by finding local tour guides for cheap. (more…)
Last week I purchased a Groupon for a new Crossfit gym in town. I told a friend to buy one also and soon, because they were selling out. She said, “Oh, I’ll just call the gym and get the same discount without Groupon when I’m ready.” I asked her what she meant – would the gym do that? “If they are smart,” she replied. “They will actually make more money because they won’t have to pay Groupon all of the fees.” You know what? She’s right.
How I saved $114 on Groupon deals without using Groupon
Make money off your old stuff.
You’ve got outgrown kid stuff or maybe your own clothes, shoes and bags you’re looking to get rid of. Should you have a yard sale? Is it easier to donate? Or is it worth the time and hassle to become a consignor at one of those twice-yearly consignment sales?
What are the benefits of consigning? At what cost? (more…)
Kids eat healthier when they’re involved with food preparation. Via Shutterstock.
A friend of mine, newly single and the mother of three young children, spends nearly $1,000 a month on groceries and prepared food to feed her family. Part of the problem: she hates to cook, she gets home right before dinner needs to be ready, and she skips leftovers. She asked me how she could reduce her grocery bill by several hundred dollars a month.
I brainstormed 13 ideas to help her save money on groceries. (more…)