Easy Snack Ideas That Will Help You WIN At Saving Money!

This post was sponsored by NABISCO as part of an Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

If I could convince a family trying to get out of debt to try just one thing, it would be this: Always have snacks and drinks ready to go.

The trusty Coleman cooler and a bag of quick snacks would be my “get out of debt mascot”.  (If a “get out of debt mascot” was a thing.  Ahem.)

That’s because families these days are always on the go!!  How often do you stop for a drink or quick snack for your hungry kids?

You do it, because hungry kids are not a lot of fun to be stuck in the car or on the sidelines with!  And it’s perfectly fine.

I’m not telling you to stop their snacking.  I’m telling you that there’s a much better way to afford those snacks!  Here’s how.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #133

Big, black spiders are a staple of any good set of Halloween decorations.  And now I know why.

Every October our home becomes infested with black wolf spiders.  It’s common for our area.  But it’s not something any of us enjoy!

After killing or shooing away 4 or 5 spiders every day, I’ve had enough.

The plastic variety are all fun and games, but I’m done with these icky creatures!  If you’ve got a great solution for spiders, let me know!

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Your Money Your Marriage: An Honest Book Review

Your Money, Your Marriage is the perfect book for couples who fight about money. Don’t risk your marriage! Put the practical advice in this book to work.

Tackling debt is a subject near and dear to my heart.  Our family used our #yearofno motto to help us destroy tens of thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt.  So anyone else who has fought hard against debt feels like an ally!

That’s part of what makes me such a fan of The Queen of Free.  Cherie Lowe and her husband paid off $127,000 (!) in debt!  And they managed to stay lovingly married through the fight.

You probably know that money fights are one of the leading causes of divorce.  In fact, it’s likely something you’ve struggled with in your own marriage at one point or another.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #132

There’s a new (to us) vehicle sitting in our driveway right now, which means I’ve official started baby shopping.  😉

With baby number 6 on the way, we’ve been on the hunt for an affordable 8 passenger car.  It’s almost like seeing a unicorn to find something that seats 8 on a used car lot!

That means I’m feeling a bit of sweet relief over having this chore behind us.

Although…now we have to sell one of our other cars.  So there’s that.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #131

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #131

Happy Friday!

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?  Not in the way that you’re ready to see decorations in the store or listen to Christmas music, necessarily.  (Can we celebrate at least Halloween first, please??)

I’m talking about mapping out a plan…maybe even buying some gifts!

Frugal folks are planners, so it’s time to start that plan!

If you want some extra help (or motivation!) be sure to join my mini Christmas challenge!  Sign up here to get the emails.  (Even if you already get emails from Medium Sized Family, this is a brand new list.  So if you want the challenge, you have to sign up!)

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How To Save $1,600 This Year Just By Getting Rid of Cable

Getting rid of cable leaves you with a ton of options for TV viewing. Cut through the confusion with these helpful charts and ideas!

This guest post was written by Katie of Living the Stream.  Enjoy her money saving tips!!

In the spring of 2017, I looked at my cable bill.  We were spending $224 per month on our cable and internet package.  At the time, we had 3 kids under 5 and barely watched any TV (we were too tired!).  

It was time to get rid of cable.

As I researched getting rid of cable and streaming TV, I was overwhelmed. There were streaming devices (couldn’t I just use my Smart TV?), streaming services, Netflix, Hulu (and Hulu Live? What’s the difference?), HBO Now vs. HBO Go. 

What about an antenna? Do I need one of those?

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