Save Money on Groceries: Keep it Simple

Save Money on Groceries: Keep it Simple

Have you overlooked this simple way to save money on groceries?

I scraped the remains of yet another failed recipe into the trash.  I’d been pretty excited about trying the new dish I’d found on Pinterest.  It looked delicious!  

Although it did have a few odd ingredients.  

And the recipe didn’t end up being quite as simple as I’d expected.

Turns out the family wasn’t into it.  My experiment meant more time and money down the drain.

I knew there had to be a better way to put together a meal plan.  I was tired of planning elaborate meals to keep things interesting.  I was even more tired of wasting money every week.

Something had to change.  Luckily, that “something” turned out to be a rather simple solution.

Save Money On Groceries: Keep It Simple. I was totally overlooking this easy way to save money on groceries. Now that I'm doing my shopping this way, my family eats more and we save a ton of time and money.

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The Top 7 Ways We Saved Money This Year

When I became pregnant with our sixth child in June of this year, one thing was for certain… the clothing budget would have to expand.  (Get it?!)

Because I tend to get HUGE with each pregnancy (it’s hard to fit 10 pound kids into my 5’1″ frame), I knew I’d probably need a lot of different sizes.

Who wants to spend a lot of money on big clothes?  Especially ones you will only be able to wear for a couple of months?

You're Kicking Me Smalls

Ok, I did splurge on this one shirt!

Luckily, I’d learned to get creative in my spending during our #yearsofno that lead us out of tens of thousands in credit card debt!

Flexing those money saving muscles is fun (once you’ve learned how to grow them)!

(Learn more about the path we took to get out of debt.)

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14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

Grab some of these small cheap Christmas gifts this year. Perfect for coworkers, teachers, or that person you didn’t know was coming! (Whoops!)

Have you ever been to a Yankee Swap party?  (You might call it a White Elephant exchange or Dirty Santa.)  You show up with a gift and wind up with a random gift from someone else.

There always seems to be one gift that is fought over.  The gift that appeals to everyone.  It’s fun to be the winner who brings home the coveted gift.  But it’s also fun to be the one who brought the gift that’s sought after.

 

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Truthfully, having a list of cheap gift ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people is handy for a lot of reasons.  Teachers, coworkers, coaches, and whoever else you’d like to show appreciation to (without breaking the bank).

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30 Day Money Challenge That Will Kick Start Your Savings for 2019

30 Day Money Challenge That Will Kick Start Your Savings for 2019

Join the 30 day money challenge designed to be finished! By keeping this challenge fun and building accountability, we’ll kick your 2019 off to its best start. Best of all, it’s free!

A couple of Januarys ago, my Hubby and I stared at a list of things we wanted to do with our lives.  Changes we wanted to make to our home.  Fun trips we wanted to take with our family.  Dream dates we’d love to go on.

And it was a shock to our plan when we realized that debt was keeping us from doing any of those things.

You probably have dreams similar to ours.  But something is holding you back.  Whether it’s too many bills, not enough savings, or the weight of money mistakes you feel like you’ll never overcome…it can make you feel hopeless.

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A Cookie Exchange Is The Delightful Way to Spread Cheer

This year, why not host a cookie exchange? It’s such a fun way to spread Christmas cheer without the cost and hassle of a traditional Christmas party!

Hosting a Christmas party probably sounds like equal parts fun and stress.  How great is it to get together with your favorite people at this special time of year!?

BUT…

It’s also expensive, time consuming, and stressful (what with the planning, cleaning, and prepping.)

Happily I have the perfect solution for you!  The answer is host a cookie exchange!

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Cyber Monday 2018 Deal!

Cyber Monday 2018 Deal!

 

Feeling a little pinched already this Christmas season?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to change that feeling next year?

If you’re ready to make big changes, you’re in luck!

Right now you can grab a copy of my book 500 Ways to Save Money: Build a Cash Jackpot for the Best Things In Life for just $3.99!

Hurry!  The price will be increasing soon, and I don’t want you to miss out on this bargain!

This book is packed with all the tips we used to get ourselves out of over $20,000 in credit card debt.  They’re tried and true methods that worked for our single income family of seven. 

And they’ll work for you, too!

Learn more about the book and grab your copy here.  (Why not gift one this Christmas to your fellow frugal friends and family?)

Click here to grab your copy of the book today!

Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner That Will Make You Thankful!

At the stroke of midnight on Halloween, many people immediately begin to think of Christmas.  The decorations, the gifts to buy, and the magic of the season.

But for frugal planners like us, we can’t forget about one important step between those two holidays.  And that is, of course, Thanksgiving!

Those of us who love Thanksgiving enjoy the simplicity of the season.  It’s a time to pause and give thanks.  And the only thing we need to really plan for is one meal.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money on this holiday!  

Let’s talk about some simple ways to save on Thanksgiving dinner!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

This week I managed to spill coffee on the top of my head.

That’s not relevant to saving money (I mean, ok, I did brew it at home!), but after a week of being sick, that seemed like a good mental image to show the kind of week it’s been.  😉

Luckily it wasn’t all awful.  I did manage to find a few ways to save money!

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