March 28, 2014

My 80% Off Lifestyle = $100,000 in Savings

Apr11
Liz Clairborne tourquise handbag

(Liz Claiborne Turquoise Leather Handbag – $1 at a yard sale this weekend. I do not “need” another handbag, but I just couldn’t pass on one of my favorite colors.) Living the 80% off Lifestyle and Loving it has become […]

Start Saving Today & Receive $50 Cash: ING Direct

Dec31
ing direct

It’s 2012 and that means a new year with our finances! Yesterday, our eldest son ran in the house so excited about his new checking and savings account he opened in his own name. No longer was his account tied […]

One Kings Lane’s Just Re-stocked (Yes, free items)

Dec12
cast iron pan

(Edited to add: Shop quickly at One King’s Lane, , new items have just been re-stocked. Some of the items at One King’s Lane have been  high priced lately, but they just added new sales in both “The Kitchen” section, […]

Women Who Rock It

Oct31
yo yo can flowers

Over the last few days, I’ve been sharing my thoughts on the spirit of entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to making money from home. For many of us, getting started is absolutely the hardest part. Finding something that you love […]

Why Do You Want to Make Money from Home?

Oct28
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Last year, my niece won her college’s entrepreneurship department’s “complete the sentence” competition by responding to the question WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ROCK STAR? Her answer – short and sweet, yet packed with such deep wisdom: […]

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Creating Money Streams

Oct26

I grew up in a home of entrepreneurs. Yes, my dad and three brothers have always been their own bosses. In fact, I can’t ever remember a time when they weren’t knee deep in creating. As a little girl, I […]

Fail to Plan = $$: My Menu Plan Fail

Oct25
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I’ve been focusing on grocery budgets all month long. From an honest discussion talking about Monthly Food Costs, to admitting, at least a little, that we need to track our food expenses (with a free printable monthly food tracker). I […]

Creative Ideas for Your Holiday Budget

Oct24
christmas decor

As the crisp October air whips through our valley, my dogs unearth their winter coat, and chili simmers on the stove, these signs typically signal autumn time in our home. Yet as I spend this month writing 31 Days of […]

The Greatest Gift is Free: a Sunday Moment

Oct23

A Sunday Moment of Worship As I spend October contemplating balancing beauty and the budget, over and over, I am overwhelmed at His free gift of grace. Yes, completely free! I would be remiss to go an entire month talking […]

Wicked, Wicked Wealth

Oct20
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Lately,  not a day that goes by where I don’t turn on the TV or radio and hear incredibly strong, opinionated views on wealth, debt, finances and then some. For a geeky personal finance kind of girl like me, I […]

Grocery Comparison Printable List

Oct18
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(Click above for free printable comparison list) Every Tuesday, all month long, I have been talking grocery budgets.  We started with an honest discussion talking about our Monthly Food Costs. Then I shared my free printable monthly food tracker, while […]

No Spend Red Carpet Style – Frugal Fashionista NYC

Oct17
plato's closet shoes

Women are called to beauty. Beautiful surrounding, beautiful clothes, beauty items  – the list could go on,  so when it comes to balancing beauty and the budget, I am drawn to surrounding myself with those things for less money. Women […]

What’s the Right Money Saving Choice?

Oct13
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As I glance around the conference room, gathered together are some of the most influential, money saving experts on the web. I’m spending a few days with my fellow Savings.com Deal Pros, learning, brainstorm, and sharing with each other in […]

5 Tips to Helping Children Learn the Value of Savings

Oct12
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Since I frantically pack for a quick trip out of town and haven’t written my post for tomorrow, I thought I would share some short tips that were requested of me for an article. Short tips for “passing on saving […]

My #1 Piece of Advice for Newbies – Share Yours: Tasty Tuesday

Oct10
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This month we’ve been dissecting all areas of savings and our budget, but for Tasty Tuesday’s, we’ve specifically been looking at our food budgets. We started with an honest discussion talking about our Monthly Food Costs. Last week, I shared […]