5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 40

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 40

Did you happen to notice that this is week number 40 in the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series??  I’m so excited to have reached another milestone!

I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to keep up with this series when I first began writing it.  Each week I find it a challenge to come up with another 5 ways we’ve saved without being too repetitive.  But the challenge is good for me, especially in our #yearofno.

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How to Get Out of Debt: 14 Ways to Stay Motivated

How to Get Out of Debt: 14 Ways to Stay Motivated

Learning how to get out of debt is just one step in the journey to end your slavery to never ending bills.  Once you’ve made the decision to become debt free, staying motivated to continue on that journey can be tough.

You might have a rush of great feelings when you start your debt free journey.  But after a while, those endorphins fade and reality sets in.  Paying off debt is hard work.  If it took you a while to build up the debt, it’s going to take you a while to pay it back off.

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2 Week Meal Plan for Late June

2 Week Meal Plan for Late June

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Welcome to meal planning Monday!  The best part about doing meal plans on a 2 week basis is that I only have to fuss with this job twice a month or so.   In the past I have even done my meal planning and shopping on a monthly basis, but it just isn’t practical in this season of life.  So every 2 weeks it is!

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Saving Money on Busy Nights

Saving Money on Busy Nights

money-saving-mom-125Today, I’m so happy to share with you that Money Saving Mom has shared another one of my posts.  Be sure to jump over and check it out!  I’m giving you tips on how you can avoid the drive thru and other expenses on busy nights.

If you are new to Medium Sized Family, welcome!  Is your family also on a journey towards freedom from debt?  If you like finding ways to save money, I think this blog will be a great fit for you.

I encourage you to learn more about Medium Sized Family on the Start Here page.  There you can find links to popular posts and series and learn more about this blog.

Extra Money Saving Help

We all have our budget busters.  Bad habits and leaks in your wallet that leave you scrambling when there’s too many days left at the end of the money.

Right now I’m offering a totally free 3 day course to help you Identify and Destroy Your Budget Busters.  You can learn all about it here.

Follow Medium Sized Family

If you’re short on time, no problem.  I’m active on social media, so pick your favorite platform to follow Medium Sized Family.

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Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll stick around.  We have a great crowd of readers here who love to interact and share extra money saving tips.

What areas are you interested in saving money in right now?

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 39

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 39

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Happy Friday!  It’s time to recap the week and talk about our frugal wins.

I’ll admit, we had a bit of an expensive week.  Three of our kids went to camp (which added up to a pretty tidy sum of money).  But we had decided that these camp experiences were important and worth the investment.  So it wasn’t money wasted, but carefully spent.

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Tired of the Whining? What to Do When You’re Bored for Kids

Tired of the Whining? What to Do When You’re Bored for Kids

Summer break has just begun, and many of us moms are already done with the whining.  Even if you have a strict policy eliminating the words “I’m bored” from your household vocabulary, they just say it in other ways.  Usually picking fights with each other or bouncing off of the walls.

You need to put that restless energy to good use!  Sometimes, all it takes is a suggestion or two about what to do when you’re bored.

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How to Tell If You’re Headed for a Debt Crisis

How to Tell If You’re Headed for a Debt Crisis

The following is a special guest post from The Dollar Stretcher.

“I don’t really have a debt problem. Right?”

We all know the story about the frog and boiling water. If you turn up the heat gradually the frog won’t pay attention and will eventually be boiled. The same thing is true of debt. You’d never borrow $10,000 with nothing to show for it. But adding $100 or so to your credit card balance each month doesn’t seem like a problem. Until the water starts to boil…

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10 Wonderful Summer Potluck Recipes; Perfect for a Crowd

10 Wonderful Summer Potluck Recipes; Perfect for a Crowd

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of potlucks.  It’s such a great way to entertain guests without spending a fortune.  I never mind bringing along a dish when my family is invited to a party.

And each time I throw a party, most of my guests will ask what they can bring.  I’m not sure if that’s good old midwestern politeness or if it’s just that I have great friends and family.

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Getting Out of Debt with Kids

Getting Out of Debt with Kids

dslogo-liv300X113I’ve already admitted that I’ve always been a bit of a personal finance nerd.  So I have no problem admitting that even as a teenager, I always enjoyed reading the Dollar Stretcher.  It’s one of the first websites I visited regularly.

That’s why I’m especially excited to share that they have published one of my posts today!  Be sure to jump over and check it out.  It’s titled How a Family with Children is Getting Out of Debt.

If you are a Dollar Stretcher reader, and you’re new to Medium Sized Family, welcome!  Is your family also on a journey towards freedom from debt?  If you like finding ways to save money, I think this blog will be a great fit for you.

I encourage you to learn more about Medium Sized Family on the Start Here page.  There you can find links to popular posts and series and learn more about this blog.

Extra Money Saving Help

We all have our budget busters.  Bad habits and leaks in your wallet that leave you scrambling when there are too many days left at the end of the money.

Right now I’m offering a totally free 3 day course to help you Identify and Destroy Your Budget Busters.  You can learn all about it here.

Follow Medium Sized Family

If you’re short on time, no problem.  I’m active on social media, so pick your favorite platform to follow Medium Sized Family.

Facebook  |   Twitter  |   Instagram   |   Pinterest   |   Bloglovin

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll stick around.  We have a great crowd of readers here who love to interact and share extra money saving tips.

What areas are you interested in saving money in right now?

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 38

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 38

It’s been another big week on the blog.  I launched the Identify and Destroy Your Budget Busters challenge.  If you’d like access to this totally free challenge and Facebook support group, you can learn more here.

Our family is really enjoying a lazy summer so far.  The kids have played at home and had buddies over for entertainment.  I’m loving the laid back schedule!

Let’s celebrate another Frugal Friday with a 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week, shall we?

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