• The 32 Best Summer Dresses Under $40 On Amazon
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    The 32 Best Summer Dresses Under $40 On Amazon

    Summer is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to grab a pretty dress to pull out of the closet for when you make your debut on the town. All of these summer dresses are under $40 on Amazon and budget friendly! It’s been 60 days of being under lock down and while I have enjoyed spending most of my days in my comfy leggings, make-up free, I’m ready to feel fabulous again. Even though I still will be staying home most of the time for the foreseeable future, it makes me feel more productive and improves my mood when I get dressed up for the day.…

  • FRUGAL LIVING TIPS FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION
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    Frugal Living Tips from the Great Depression

    The economic downfall of the Great Depression affected many families.  They had to learn how to live on less and still provide for their families.  These tips from the Great Depression for frugal living can help many families in today’s day and age save more money and be less wasteful. Bookmark this page or save this image to Pinterest to come back later! UPDATE: Many of these tips may be useful for the next few months during the Coronavirus outbreak.  If you are now finding yourself in a tough financial situation, then utilizing these tips may help you get by these hard months.  We hope you stay healthy and safe.…

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    25 Things I Stopped Buying to Save Money

    Are you looking for ways to save money starting today?  Here are 25 things that you should stop buying so you can save money! Bookmark this page or save this image to Pinterest so you can come back later! There are many things that are convenient to buy but that are a waste of money.  Many of the items on the list below can be made at home or cut out completely. I am guilty of getting an iced latte at Starbucks a little too frequently, and relying on restaurants and take out at the end of a very long day. But while going through our expenses and budget, we…

  • 100 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money
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    100+ Things to do on a No-Spend Weekend

    Are you ready to embark on a no-spend weekend? What is a no-spend weekend?  It’s a weekend full of activities that don’t cost any money.  As the name implies, you freeze your spending. Save this image to Pinterest so you can come back later! We all tend to spend the most money on the weekend, as most of us are out of work and finding ways to entertain ourselves and our families.  But if you are on a budget, these weekends can really break the bank. So why don’t you challenge yourself this weekend!  Don’t pull out your wallet.  Plan ahead. Skip dinner and drinks with your friends, forego a…

  • How to Afford Christmas on a Small Budget
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    How to Afford Christmas on a Small Budget

    The holidays are in full swing, with Christmas only a few weeks away.  If you are like many families, you may be worried about how you are going to be able to afford Christmas on a small budget. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation*, consumers will spend an average of $1,047.83 on holiday expenses this year.  Yikes!  For many people, that may be half of their monthly pay. As Christmas approaches, are you looking at your bank account and getting nervous wondering how you will be able to pay for it this year? Many families take on loads of new debt each holiday season trying to keep…

  • Save money on Disney Plus with Rakuten
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    Save Money on Disney Plus +

    I’m sure by now you have heard of the new streaming service by Disney.  Disney + is finally here, and it’s everything we’ve dreamed of, and more!  Their lineup is fantastic!  They have TV shows and movies by Disney, the Disney channels, Pixar, National Geographic, Star Wars, and Marvel.  It’s like a gold mine of television for kids and adults, alike.  We LOVE it!  But, did you know that you could save money on Disney +? Yes, don’t sign up for Disney + just yet! I have wrote about the magic of Rakuten and how much money you can save with them before.  (Perfect for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday…

  • Free Debt Payment Tracker Printable
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    FREE Debt Payment Tracker

    Are you working hard to pay off your debt?  Download our free debt payment tracker to help you keep record of your payments and current balance.  Print the PDF multiple times for each debt that you are working on, and create a budget binder to keep it in!   Please remember: Our printables are free for personal use only. Please do not copy, redistribute, or sell. Please leave credit and a link back to our website if sharing it online. Thank you and enjoy! Download the PDF here.

  • To Do Planner Printable
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    FREE To Do Planner Printable

    Are you one of those people that has to write down what they need to do each day?  At the start of each morning, I always make a to-do list so I know what needs to be accomplished that day.  If you are like me and like to see a visual list that can be checked off so you don’t forget anything important, then download my free to do list planner.  Download, print, and make your list to stay on track! Please remember: Our printables are free for personal use only. Please do not copy, redistribute, or sell. Please leave credit and a link back to our website if sharing…

  • 17 Freezer Meals for a Frugal Budget
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    17 Easy Freezer Meals for a Frugal Budget

    One of the best ways to save money on groceries is by making frugal freezer meals! They save SO much time and money! Before I started making freezer meals, we were eating out far too much. You know how it is. Whether you are a working parent, or a stay-at-home mom/dad, by the time it hits 5pm and it’s time to cook dinner, you are exhausted!  And while I try to power through that exhaustion and still cook on most nights, I have to admit that we would go out to eat or order out far more than our budget would have liked us to.  (It was even more when…

  • How Dave Ramsey has Changed My Life
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    How Dave Ramsey Can Change Your Life

    Have you ever heard of Dave Ramsey?  He is a financial guru who has inspired an entire debt free community. Millions of people all over the world have read his book and are working to pay off their debt to follow in his footsteps. PRO TIP: Stay up to date with your current credit score by signing up for a FREE credit score report, monitoring and more at Credit Karma. Sign up in 90 seconds. No Credit Card needed. Our Story: We had accumulated a good deal of debt over the past few years, especially after I left my job to stay at home with our kids.  When we were…