5 Frugal Myths Busted


Maybe you’ve been trying to live a frugal lifestyle for a while but you don’t feel like you’re saving any money, or maybe you’re so stressed out about saving money that you’re not enjoying life. Some of the advice you’ve read may be misleading. Let us bust these five frugal myths for you! 1. Always buy in bulk You followed this advice and now you have a guest room full of dry pasta, toilet paper, and garbage bags. Buying in {Read More}

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Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe

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Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe I will admit it. I am not a vegetable lover. That said, I do like to eat healthy and I know eating lots of veggies is a part of that. Because of that fact I do my best to make them taste good. When I discovered roasting them I was amazed at how it changed the taste from simply being steamed or sauteed. Roasting imparts a yummy slightly sweet and smokey taste that makes veggies {Read More}

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How to Have a Game Night on a Budget


If you walk through the game aisle at your local superstore, you may get the impression that your board games just aren’t cool if you don’t update them every few years. Game night can get expensive if you buy a new game every week! Use these tips during your next game night to save your budget. Snacks and drinks If you order pizza or Chinese in, you’re looking at a minimum of $20 to $30. Instead, make pizza together as {Read More}

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5 Unique and Frugal Date Night Ideas


Finally! Your mom, a friend, or a trusted babysitter has offered to take the kids for a night while you and your hubby hit the town for a night out. But, since you can’t find anything in your budget, you end up staying in or doing something neither of you really cares for. Don’t let this be you! Use these 5 fun date night ideas to make your next date one to remember. Have an adventure…or at least pretend to {Read More}

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How to Season and Care for Your Cast Iron


Whether you want to make cornbread, a pineapple upside down cake, or steaks that rival the local steakhouse’s offerings, cast iron is where it’s at. Lots of people shy away from cast iron because they think that it requires lots of time and maintenance. Once you know the secrets of caring for cast iron, it’s simple! Seasoning Your Cast Iron Cast iron doesn’t come to you in its best form. It’s a lot like wine in that way—it gets better {Read More}

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Make Extra Money Selling Stock Photography


Photography can be a great way to bring in some extra money if you’re handy with a camera! Companies and individuals use stock photography (photos that are sold to multiple people) for brochures, books, websites, and more. The best part about it is that you can build up your potential income by taking more and more photos! I personally have made a little income, and continue to do so selling stock photography on Dreamstime. If this sounds like an opportunity {Read More}

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Sugar Free Chocolate Almond Crunch Ice Cream

Sugar Free Chocolate Almond Crunch Icecream

Are you trying to eat more whole foods like my family is? Sometimes it’s hard to give up some of the things we enjoy but when we started going that way I found that we developed a taste for a lot of new foods and those became many of our favorites. One of my kids favorites is Banana Ice Cream. They ask for it almost every day after school, and I am happy to oblige because it is so much {Read More}

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Top Secrets for Living on One Income


You’re ready to make the jump to being a stay-at-home parent, but you’re not quite sure how you’ll make it on one income. Staying at home with your children can require some financial sacrifice, but the emotional rewards are well worth it. Use these tips in your preparation to become a stay-at-home parent! Get Rid of the Credit Cards If you’re carrying multiple credit cards, you’re spending money on interest that you should be putting in savings. Transfer to a {Read More}

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10 Ways to Save At Least 50% Each Grocery Shopping Trip


Want to save at least 50% on your grocery bill?  Follow these tips: 1. Prepare!! Know what’s on sale AND know what ingredients you will need for your meal preparation that week. Hopefully there will be a lot of overlap between those two categories. 2. Make a list. Tedious, yes, but you won’t remember everything you need, and then you won’t have what you need for your meal prep, and you’ll end up at the local takeout! Grab our Smart {Read More}

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How to Start a Retirement Savings At Any Age


Few financial decisions are as important as retirement. If you want to live comfortably in the golden years of your life, you have to begin planning for them early. There are many ways to save for retirement, and you may want to use a variety of methods to save as much as possible. 1. Get a savings accounts No matter what age you’re starting to save at, a savings account is a relatively safe option for new savers. You can {Read More}

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