30-Day Budget Bootcamp Challenge

Summer has a way of messing up budgets.  Kids are off from school. There are activities, parties, reunions, weddings, and of course, vacations.  All those expenses add up.

But let’s turn all that around.  Let’s make September a month to get our budgets back under control! [Read more…]


Check On Pet Ownership Costs Before You Buy

by Christina Brown 5 comments
Check On Pet Ownership Costs Before You Buy

How much is that puppy in the window?  And wouldn’t a gerbil be a lot cheaper?  Or how about fish? When it comes to adding a pet to your family, it’s important to make good decisions.  There are lots of things to consider when buying a pet such as your living situation, the time you […]

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Frugal Ponderings for the Last Bit of Summer Break

by Christina Brown 4 comments
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans

I think one of the hardest things to deal with when you’re frugal is the need to be flexible. It’s a lot easier to shop, manage your busy schedule, and stay organized when you have a detailed plan. This week, I was reminded, as John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while […]

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Are You Being Guilted Into Spending Money?

by Christina Brown 7 comments
Are You Being Guilted Into Spending Money

There are many emotions that cause us to spend money.  We spend money when we’re happy.  We spend money when we’re sad.   We spend money out of fear.  We spend money without thinking at all. But are you being guilted into spending money?

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DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game

by Jessica 7 comments
DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game

Get the kids off the screens and outside with this fun DIY real life Angry Birds game!

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More Ways to Save on Groceries at Cub Foods

by Christina Brown 0 comments
New Lower Prices at Cub Foods

Note: The following post is sponsored is sponsored by Cub Foods.  All opinions are 100% my own. This post may also include affiliate links. Please read our full disclosure policy for more information. One of my main money-saving strategies is to pay attention to grocery store prices. So I was thrilled to see Cub Foods […]

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Why I’m Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

by Christina Brown 6 comments
Why I'm Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

This is the time of year when a lot of folks are talking about back-to-school shopping. They’re talking about how much money they’re spending. They’re talking about making special road trips to shopping malls with bigger and better stores.  They’re talking about how difficult their kids are about buying clothes.  And worst of all, they’re […]

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