This Halloween we didn’t have as many visitors as we’re used to so we have a TON of leftover candy. Since my nephew is only five (and already hyper enough) we’re trying to get the leftover candy out of the house as soon as possible. For this reason, I’ve been looking for uses for leftover Halloween candy…because no candy should go waste! Here are 12
22 Brilliant Tips for Saving Money on Amazon
I was making an update on my Amazon account recently and I noticed that I’ve been a customer since 1998! (I was a toddler when I made my first purchase. Obviously.) So in honor of my 20th anniversary with the biggest retailer on the internet, I thought I’d share my best tips for saving money on Amazon. Some of these will be obvious to seasoned Amazon
10 Easy and Frugal Valentine’s Day Recipes!
Looking for some yummy treats to make this Valentine’s Day? These recipes are easy to put together and won’t break the bank. They’re also perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory this list is sure to have the perfect fit. 10 Simple Valentine’s Day Recipes! Conversation Heart Brownies – Have a chocolate lover in your life? Then this easy
10 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids Under $5!
My nephew just turned five this year so he’s still completely in love with the holidays and making crafts. I wanted to create a fun craft table for him and am sharing my favorite Thanksgiving crafts for kids with you. I included crafts for various skill levels and ages – something for every age! Even better, they should all cost you $5 or less! Don’t waste money
20 Ways to Spend Your FSA Dollars Before Time Runs Out
So you overestimated your medical expenses for the year and now you have FSA dollars to burn. Nearly 10 years ago I had a sizable FSA surplus and bought so much cortisone ointment that we are still making our way through it. I’m sure it expired ages ago. The good news? You didn’t need as much medical care as you expected. That’s priceless in my book. But since
10 Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids and Kids at Heart
The holidays are a time of great indulgence. Eggnog, sweets, rich foods, sweets, second helpings, more sweets. It’s okay to snack a little, but why not include healthy recipes for Christmas and Chanukah, too? After all, you don’t want to wind up with Santa’s waistline and the kids are already bouncing off the wall from all that sugar. (The average person gains five pounds during the holidays.)
42 Pregnant Halloween Costume Ideas
A pregnant belly can be a great Halloween accessory! We’ve put together this huge list of pregnant Halloween costumes. A lot of them also work as couples costumes! Many can be put together with items you have around your house or only cost a few dollars. If you DO have to buy something for your costume, hit a few garage sales in the next few weeks and
When It Pays to Spend More on Quality
Maybe you’ve heard the old saying “buy cheap, buy twice” or perhaps this is a new concept for you. Frugality can be taken too far, like when it leads one down the path of pilfering ketchup packets or buying and then rebuying electronics that are prone to breaking down on a regular schedule. Shopping smart isn’t always about spending the least amount of money because sometimes you really
A Shopaholic Learns to Seek Minimalism: Part 2
In the past, I’ve posted about Dollar Tree deals, thrifted treasures and raising a family within a budget. We have built our home on these bargains and for the most part I am proud of that. However, there came a time when shopping was more than just a fun pastime for me. In my last post, I talked about how shopping became an addiction. In fact, spending,
Saving or Spaving? Are You Spending Just for the Thrill of Saving?
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re browsing online and you read about an amazing deal on a product you have never considered buying. Maybe you’ve never even heard of it. Still, it is such a steal that you buy it anyway, convincing yourself that a bargain like this is too good to pass up. You, my friend, are a spaver. You are spending just for
Understanding the Importance of Net Worth
Net worth is a topic rarely talked about by savvy shoppers. The truth is that net worth isn’t just a term used by rich people; it is an important topic that is often overlooked by the middle class. Understanding your net worth allows you to gain a better understanding of where you stand financially. Use this quick guide to learn more about the importance of
6 money mistakes in your 30s
As a single person in my 30s, I make all of the mistakes: with dating, my career, whether to order guacamole or queso (always queso, duh), and of course, money decisions. Figuring out what to do with my money and how to set myself up for success in the future can feel daunting. Most days I feel like I have a head start, because I
Babysitting Up to $13.44 an Hour…Is This Too Much?
For as long as I can remember I have been babysitting. As the oldest of four kids I began helping my parents with my brothers and sisters at a young age. What started out as a family chore turned into a paying job in high school and college when I began babysitting around my town. Usually I received around $8 an hour regardless of the
8 Closet Organizers To Achieve Zen
I have a confession to make. I am the least organized person in the world and every year around this time I always start to feel a little anxious. Why? Because it’s almost time for Spring cleaning. Ughh! If you dread spring cleaning and getting organized as much as I do, you may want to invest in one of these closet organizers. Not only will
Giveaway! Pancake Griddle That Never Burns Pancakes
What do you look forward to about weekends? For me it’s pancakes. Every Saturday is “pancake day” and on Sundays we use our griddle to make bacon-potato-red pepper hash. YUM! Our Presto Griddle is a workhorse. I’m buried in snow here in New England, so what better way to cheer up than share my love of pancakes. Plus, tomorrow is the start of Lent! (When folks often give
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