• Frugal Living

    5 Money Saving Tips That Will Change The Way You Shop

    One of the most popular topics I get questions about is frugal living and money saving. I’ve rounded up on Top 5 Money Saving Tips I live by daily. These seemingly small and simple changes about the way you spend money and what you really need versus what you want can save you hundreds on a monthly scale!   1.) Plan meals and weekly activities around sale items: Planning can take a matter of minutes to do yet we all tend to skip this step and overspend. When it comes to groceries, always try to meal plan around the biggest store savings when possible. Whether it’s purchasing a large cut of meat to eat off for several…

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    What the heck is a Spending Strike?

      What the heck is a Spending Strike? A Spending Strike is exactly what is sounds like. My husband and I spend $0 for 7 days. How the heck do you do that? It’s really not that hard, guys! I start my strike with an extremely small trip to the store (in place of my usual weekly trip) for the ESSENTIALS! I’m talking milk and some produce. And that is it! Dont even bother getting a shopping cart! The whole idea behind the strike is to save money so don’t go out and spend extra money to “stock up” for this week. That’s kinda the point, Ha!   Pantry, Pantry,…

  • Frugal Living

    How Planning Saves Dollars

    Hi guys!  On my last post, I covered a lot of ground, with a lot of broad information. If you haven’t read that post yet, here is it! It’s a great start, covering some basic rules we have followed that has saved us $600 in just two and a half months! SERIOUSLY! Today, I wanted to break down (at least part of it) for you. We are talking planning! I feel like this is something we hear pretty often–planning and saving go hand and hand. Welp, guess what-it’s true! Planning DOES save you money! MEAL PLANNING Ok. This seems kind of obvious but plan your meals, folks! Plan your meals for…

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    Our Frugal Game Plan

    This year, my husband and I made a super exciting New Year’s Resolution …. getting out of debt! Blah blah blah! Ok not so exciting but something we so badly want. I feel like every year, like a lot of people, we say we want to save more money but this year we rolled up our sleeves and made a game plan of the steps we need to take to lead us to our goal. Debt has become something almost everyone (especially our age) just has. Student loans, credit cards… “Value” is an interesting thing. Goods and services have prices that mark their value. And we, as consumers basically decide…