You’ve bought things on eBay and every so often, you think, “How hard could it be to sell my own stuff?” And, more importantly, is it worth it? When my son outgrew his Thomas the Tank Engine collection, I sold the whole lot on eBay for over $350. Considering I picked up most of the trains at yard sales and consignment sales, I made a
5 Classy Father’s Day Gifts Under $20
Father’s Day is only a few weeks away, and the last thing the dad in your life needs is another boring necktie or hardware store gift card – sorry, but it’s true. Even if you are on a limited budget, you can still give a classy gift in June. Get creative this year and show dad that a budget doesn’t sacrifice style, with these sophisticated Father’s Day
The Pros and Cons of Warehouse Sales
One of my favorite clothing and handbag lines is Tokidoki. It’s playful, fun, hip… and a bit pricey. But about a year ago, I found the brand’s Facebook page and gave them a “Like.” Now a couple of times a year I’m notified about their secret Warehouse Sales, which are not advertised to the public. Many brands, especially higher end ones, have warehouse sales. The
45 Ways to Save Money By Saying No To Your Kids
My daughter is two and already, I dread grocery shopping with her. She can recognize candy and sweets just by the packaging (how DOES she do that?) She asks for many, many things we don’t need and so I’m constantly coming up with new ways to say no to her. But it’s so freaking hard! Anytime I’m tired, hungry, or have already said no so many
Pros and Cons of Working from Home
Working from home seems like the ideal: no early alarms, no primping for the office, no commute, and not a single boring work meeting. Sounds perfect, right? Since I graduated from college I’ve been working from home and the truth is working from home has a lot of disadvantages, too. Is working from home better than working at an office?
How to Score a Cheap Kids Haircut
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
How to Attend a Wedding on the Cheap
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.
7 New Mom Hacks to Save Tons of Money
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
How to Make Money Selling at a Consignment Sale
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?
Last Chance to Win a $100 Target Gift Card from Pirc.com! – Dedicated
This is your last chance to enter the contest to win a $100 Target gift card from Pirc.com! We’ve partnered with Pirc because they know the importance of scoring a great deal. Pirc is a website that lets smart shoppers create their very own personalized circular or “Pircular.” Sales and coupons on household items you actually buy are now delivered to your inbox every week. No more
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally – Recipes!
I’ve decided to dye my Easter eggs naturally this year. Why? Why not? I have little kids in the house and I don’t see any point in buying a dye kit when I have spices and vegetables on hand that I can use instead. Plus, then I don’t have to run out to buy the kit. Anybody with kids knows what a time suck it
8 Easy Easter Decorations You Can Make
Here’s a bunch of different ideas for making your home festive this Easter. All come with detailed instructions for how you can complete the job yourself…and don’t be afraid to get the whole family involved! There’s a little bit of everything in this post from pillows to centerpieces and beginner to advanced, there’s something for everyone! 8 Easy DIY Easter Decorations
Six Unusual Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Decorating Easter eggs is one of my favorite holiday activities. My family likes to compete to see who can make the coolest egg! If you’re looking to try a new spin on Easter egg dyeing you’ll love these six ideas. You can find most, if not all, of the items needed at the dollar store, so these six ideas are new AND frugal. I can’t
Swapping with Strangers? Swapdom Website Review
I love to swap clothing with my friends. It’s one of the main ways that I add clothes to my wardrobe. The website Swapdom is taking this concept to a new level. Swapdom connect users all over the country looking to trade their “like-new” items. While I’m definitely into swapping clothes with friends, I’m not sure how I feel about swapping clothing with strangers. Would
6 Frugal Organizing Hacks for Drawers
If the state of your drawers supposedly resembles the state of your mind… well then I’m in trouble! And not being able to find anything in my drawers isn’t helping! Last week we tackled cords… today we’re taking a look at cheap and free frugal organizing hacks for drawers so you can spot what you need at a glance and get things in and out
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