For a long time I just accepted that the costs of gas were a part of life. I never checked which gas station was cheapest; I always figured that they were pretty much all the same and who cares about a cent or two here and there? When I moved recently, just a couple of towns over (from richy-richy Avon, CT to working-class Bristol); same state, same county even, I couldn’t help but notice that gas is always .20 to .25 cents cheaper across the board. I am still having sticker shock and… Continue
Added by Elissha Park on November 14, 2013 at 6:00am —
Congratulations to Kelli Girsch, a true inspiration and definitely a Mommy Master! She went after what she wanted and is living her dream! Learn more about Kelli and read why she is this month’s winner.
“Sitting on my sofa 8 months pregnant with baby #3, I was perusing my email updates from my favorite deal websites (as I eagerly did every morning) thinking what can I score a deal on today, when a light bulb went off… Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 23, 2013 at 11:03am —
I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month. It seems like this summer has flown by. I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm —
I don't make my local TV news anchor salary anymore, but apparently I'm "worth more" now that I'm a stay at home mom!
Would love your thoughts on today's Mommy Talk Show topic "If Stay at Home Moms Got Paid a Salary..."
Read the post… Continue
Added by Joyce Brewer on October 23, 2012 at 10:45am —
I tend to start hobbies that get neglected when life gets in the way. Some of the hobbies I picked up last year were very beneficial to my family and our bank account. Last year I started to coupon. This "hobby" saved my family huge amounts of money that I meant to keep up. As most of my hobbies I keep putting it off and off again until I wasn't sure where to pick up again.
Added by MamaTalesBlog on July 23, 2012 at 10:19pm —
Although this might not sound very succulent, I was once an avid coupon clipper. But, quite frankly, I got tired of having coupons pile up at the bottom of my purse and getting all ripped and soiled and the whole thing just became too much of a hassle.
Now, before you mention that there are accessories to organize coupons, you should know that I also had a coupon folder to help organize but when I changed purses, it did not always find its way into the one I was using. By the time the… Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on February 29, 2012 at 8:21pm —
Added by Karen on February 16, 2012 at 3:29pm —
We had a death in the family and we had to leave rather quickly and I knew I was coming home to so bare necessities! I did not want to come home to that so I got onto … Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on December 21, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Okay I'm going to totally gush on this post so if you ever thought about ways to save money keep on reading. Here's my check list: I'm a stay at home mom, we just moved to a different state and we just bought a house. All three of those things could probably tell you that we recently spend a HUGE bulk of our savings and we need to save every new penny that comes in our doors.continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on December 20, 2011 at 11:23pm —
I can't cook. Wait! No, I can cook but I'm not a foodie. I hope I would eventually get there but right now I'm more of a get something on the table to feed my family. I admire those that can whip up an amazing meal on the spot from scratch. continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on November 23, 2011 at 2:14pm —
Added by Tawna Richard on November 16, 2011 at 1:41pm —
I consider myself a pretty savvy shopper. When I am heading to the store, I always first check online for coupons. For instance, when I need to buy dog food at a major pet store, I’ll usually find a printable coupon that saves me at least $10.00 on each purchase. Plus, if I need staples like laundry soap or toilet paper, I always look to see what coupons I can print before I head to the store. With my… Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on October 6, 2011 at 5:47pm —
We are so excited to tell you about this fantastic Gears & Goodies Diapers.com sale because 1) who doesn't love saving money and 2) who doesn't love saving money on adorable baby gear?… Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on September 18, 2011 at 4:00pm —
I started a couponing Facebook page on April 25th. After seeing it take off like wild fire, myself and my friend who runs it with me decided to start a blog to correspond with our page. I am BLOWN AWAY! We have had 2556 pageviews to our blog within 9 days! My friend keeps saying that is a crazy-good amount of pageviews in such a short time.
I've tried blogging before and failed miserably. I've tried selling things from Tupperware and Avon and all the other direct sales… Continue
Added by Shannon Miller on June 17, 2011 at 12:03am —
So, it's one of those rainy days in sunny San Diego. I'm holed up in the house with two little girls and bored out of my mind. What do I do? Well while my two daughters partake in a PBS-feast, I log on to the Internet and start checking out some "sales." Dangerous? Yup. Especially when you can find some great deals, i.e., no added costs (taxes) and free shipping. But what else? How about finding even more… Continue
Added by Megan Rebelo on February 26, 2011 at 2:07am —
I was in a shop a few months back and it had a cute little collection of hand-painted inspirational plaques. One of them caught my eye because it firmly invoked a belief I have. It said:
The most important things in life are not things.
Turns out it's a quote from Anthony J. D'Angelo who is the founder of The Collegiate Empowerment Company.
While I used to collect a lot of things, I've discovered in recent years that some things are not only… Continue
Added by Caridad Pineiro on February 8, 2011 at 12:30pm —
If you are in the Georgia area, I have posted my dollar deals savings post for Kroger for the week of Jan 16-22....if you are interested, visit my website at www.buckingtheeconomy.blogspot.com. For instance, you get get a lot of items for under a dollar or less!!
See you over there!!
Added by Charlotte on January 17, 2011 at 10:00pm —
January and February mean white sales. You can take advantage of deep discounts on both sheets, comforters, blankets, bedding, towels and more. I love the idea of huge savings on goods, but keep in mind that prices may have been inflated from the… Continue
Added by Lisa LaFond on January 5, 2011 at 11:10am —
When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I’d easily spend $300 on a Coco Chanel wallet or Tiffany card case. And that evening, it was nothing to drop another hundred on dinner with friends. Sears, Kmart, Target and “the Walmart” were definitely off my shopping radar. After all, only poor people shopped those places.
When I look back at all the…
Added by Nikola Hartmann on September 14, 2010 at 12:35pm —
With rising life expectancy, there is a good chance your children will get to know their grandparents. There is a good chance your parents will live well past their sixties and that you will eventually live even longer than them. However, with economic uncertainty, poor saving rates, and retirements that are starting to last longer than working careers, more and more people are running out of money in their golden years. Medication and medical costs associated with… Continue
Added by Angela Zwaagstra on July 28, 2010 at 11:00pm —