Did you know there are better times to purchase specific items than others? That is right, there are specific months when retailers are trying to off load specific products or when a launch of a new product is about to appear, retailers often try to move older models by slashing prices. It does take a little research and shopping around but many times the savings are well worth it. I love to budget and plan out our money but my husband is actually quite the researcher and savings guru… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 2, 2015 at 11:11am —
How Do You Grocery Shop?
One day I was having a conversation with my Boyfriend while he was grocery shopping. I found this conversation so fun and interesting. He is a single dad of 4 kids. So through my conversation, I not only got a man’s point… Continue
Added by Stacie Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm —
Have you checked out the Black Friday ad’s yet? Here is a link where you can find the ads: http://goo.gl/Juykta
I usually participate in Black Friday shopping on a small scale. I have gone out before at the break of dawn and… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 17, 2014 at 10:07pm —
At different times throughout our life, my husband has had a fluctuating income. He has worked in the construction industry and in sales with commission only income. I know it can be difficult to budget and plan each month, when each month your income changes and sometimes drastically. We have had times when my husband made $7,000 in one month and then only $2,000 in another month. … Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 11, 2014 at 4:19pm —
Budgeting is a basic tool for managing your finances. Unfortunately because of the negative connotation that most people have about budgeting we avoid it. We think of budgeting as restricting. We think of budgeting like extra work. I recently attended a leadership class where they taught if you know the “why” of what you are doing, then you will be better equipped to effectively complete whatever it is you are doing with purpose and direction, in knowing the why.… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 5, 2014 at 1:38pm —
I know when you are in debt, it can be difficult to face the numbers. I know people who will not open their mail, who just throw their bills in a drawer where they cannot be seen.
I have felt the pressure of debt, avoiding the numbers will not make it go away, or make you feel the burden any less. I know what it is like to lay in bed thinking about your debt, wondering if you made a payment, thinking about extra fees. You will find if you write it out and are at… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 30, 2014 at 9:17pm —
If you need help sticking to your budget the Envelope System works wonders. I first heard of the envelope sytem at my local church, then also after attending Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. It is a proven statistic that people spend more money when paying with credit cards and debit cards verses paying with cash. When you are paying with cash you are more likely to think about what you are purchasing.
How does it work?
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 23, 2014 at 1:55pm —
When trying to save money or make your money go farther a great place to start is calling your current providers of cable, auto insurance, cell phone carriers, internet provider, etc.
Especially if your contract is up for renewal or close to renewal it’s the perfect time to call around for other quotes. If you are pleased with your current provider and do not want to change do not be afraid to mention other competitors prices or promotions, most companies will… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 22, 2014 at 3:04pm —
I used to spend around $400 a month on groceries and another $200 a month on household products (toiletries, diapers, laundry detergent, etc.) Since I began couponing I spend $300 a month on both groceries and household items together and some months I only spend $200 for our family of 5.
Four years ago a group of my friends at church started couponing and telling me how much money they were saving on groceries. I was excited to get involved and give it a go. I… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 20, 2014 at 4:37pm —
A few weeks ago I was on my friend Diana’s (www.PantryOverFlow.com
) radio show. It was so much fun! You can visit her site and listen to her radio show daily. She asked me to share some travel tips here is some of what I shared.
My husband and I make an effort… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 17, 2014 at 5:13pm —
I love Valentine's Day. I love going out. I love good food. I love romance. I love chocolate. The list goes on...
But sometimes the pressure of finding a babysitter for that one particular night, then heading out to an expensive restaurant only to find it will be a 1 1/2 hour wait time just to eat, seems like more trouble than it's worth. Last year, we decided to do something different - celebrate at home - family style! We still went out, but just chose a different… Continue
Added by Debbie McDaniel on February 14, 2013 at 10:35am —
I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but I've been in a particularly crafty mood as of late. I blame the week and a half of rain... Regardless, I have been searching around my house for items to either re-purpose or update. It's amazing what a difference some scrapbook paper and some paint can do to boring,… Continue
Added by Megan Card on July 25, 2012 at 10:11am —
Welcome to the first post in my new Groceries on a Shoestring series! Today I'm talking about how to set your grocery budget.
Setting a grocery budget can be a challenge for any family. If you're dealing with financial issues that mean you need to cut costs, it can be even harder. Cutting costs can be a challenge while you're trying to maintain healthy foods. As we get further into the series, we will be discussing ways to make your meals healthier while still keeping your… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 9, 2012 at 5:00am —
- Photo by Kerry Hosford from Cooking Light Magazine
I've noticed that money is a popular blog topic. Given the recession, I guess it's no surprise. I'm finding it very interesting to read about… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on April 19, 2011 at 9:03am —
Purchasing Eau De Parfum travel size versions of high end fragrances are a perfect alternative for perfum lovers on a budget. These smaller versions are typically called Travel Purse Sprays, Roll-Ons, Rollerballs, or Portable Fragrances. They range in size from 0.20 to 0.68 ounces. Price can range from $18 to $70, depending on the brand and quantity. Some manufactures sell their travel size versions in pairs or more -- not a necessary purchase if you're trying to budget. Remember, when it comes… Continue
Added by BlacBlouse on August 12, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I thought that maybe on this Toddler Tuesday, I would travel off the beaten path of cute baby pics and
videos, to bring you a few tips regarding making your own baby food at
home. You see, somewhere along the way I got it into my head that I
would never serve Riley any store bought baby food. I had always heard
how expensive that stuff was and how easy making your own baby food
really is. Also, I…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 13, 2010 at 2:40am —
Greetings everyone! I hope you're having a great week so far. I wanted to write this post because I decided to
take this blog in a little different direction. Actually, a few days
out of every week, I am going to be dedicating myself to helping those
of you out there do a little better in this tough economy, by sharing
some tips that I have found to be EXTREMELY FRUITFUL! I want to turn
you on to a way to stretch your…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 7, 2010 at 3:57am —
Added by Celia Currin on November 18, 2009 at 10:52am —