Ways to Save on Your Next Road Trip

This post is sponsored by Dealspotr and contains affiliate and/or referral links. We’re in the middle of spring break season and summer time will be here before we know it. These are the times families usually take to the road. Travelling can get expensive, but there are some ways you can cut expenses and get […]

Thrifty Thursday: 5 Ways to Save Money

5 Painless Ways to Save Money Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net So you want to save up for something big? Like a vacation. Or new dryer. Or just have a little extra padding in your savings? Here are 5 fun ideas to make it require a little less effort to save up.

Thrifty Thursday: Get the Most out of Your Toiletries

Image courtesy of artur84 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net      Here are a few ways to make some of your toiletries and personal care products last longer, thus possibly saving some money because you don’t use the items up as fast. Some may be familiar, some you may not have thought about. 

Fun Friday: DIY Holiday Countdown Calendar

Here is a little Christmas countdown calendar I made for my daughter. The one I made was really cheap because it was mostly reusing packaging from other products–egg cartons and a cereal box. The most expensive part was the bag of candy to put in it!

Thrifty Thursday: Free “Perfect” Portions

       Do you ever just want to use only one boneless chicken breast for a meal? Casseroles, stir-fry, whatever–sometimes all you need is one (when your family is small).      Well, I used to store them in the freezer in pairs in quart size bags. It seemed like a waste of space and bags to just put one […]

Thrifty Thursday: 10 Easy, Money-Saving Grocery Swaps

      Looking for ways to save money on groceries? Here are some easy swaps that can help you shave some dollars off your grocery bill, even if you just do one or two!      1. Buy 70% percent ground beef, instead of 85, 90 or 93% ground beef. Why? When you cook the ground beef, […]

Thrifty Tursday: 3 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Budget

3 Ways to Save Money on Groceries      These things are easier said than done, I know! But a few really basic and theoretically simple things to do (and I’m still working on these myself!) in order to save on food are:

Thrifty Thursday: Ways to Save Water

Ways to Save Water      Well a couple weeks ago I talked about ways to save electricity so I thought today I’d talk about ways I try to save water, things I will try to implement when I get around to it and one or two more extreme ideas. None of these involve installing anything, […]

Thrifty Thursday: Survey Sites part 5

     Now, on to what is probably the most profitable use of your time–online focus groups. Online focus groups (or even in person ones if you can find a company in your area) generally pay pretty well for your time. They can pay anywhere from $50-200, depending on the subject and how long the study […]

Thrifty Thursday: Survey Sites (part 2)

      Okay, today I’m continuing my post on online survey sites, or market research companies. Last week I told you about which ones I plan to stick with for now. Today I’m going to tell you which ones (in my opinion) you shouldn’t waste your time on.           1. My View–The surveys on My View are longer […]


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