The engineer in me refuses to spend money on useless items, so decorations almost always fall by the wayside. Halloween is an exception. Although, I still hardly spend anything on Halloween Decor, these DIY options that use mostly trash are an extremely cheap way to show some holiday “spirit”. [Read more…]
It’s been a long day at work and an hour past your usual dinner time. As you approach your home, you drive past your favorite Thai restaurant. You had better have a equally tempting anti-take out plan.
You are pregnant and feel rotten. The more you think about food, the more disgusting it sounds. At the same time, you know if you don’t eat something soon, you’ll just be sicker and your family will be grumpier. You had better have a simple anti-take out plan. [Read more…]
Shopping lists are great, they help you get out of the store fast and with what you need. What really saves us money though is our un-shopping list or things we don’t buy. Over the years, our un-shopping list has saved us tons of money and hassle. The biggest benefit is how simple it makes our shopping list. I love not having to track so many items!
These three types of items are on our list: [Read more…]
Look around your city. How many pizza places are there? I live in a tiny town and there are 3! Clearly if they can make a profit with such a small area, they must have a very low operating cost. Pizzas are so inexpensive to make. The dough costs next to nothing and a large handful of diced ham or one chicken breast is enough meat to feed a family. Vegetarian is even cheaper and the meat is hardly missed (for me at least). [Read more…]
There are plenty of ways to save money on groceries: meal plan, couponing, stretching food with rice, etc. What most people don’t realize is they can get normal food at a discounted rate as well. We all know that you can find coupons for Campbell’s or Kraft, but did you know you could save money on generic milk and eggs? I’m not talking about getting rebates through Ibotta or Checkout51 or any other app or program (here’s 10 of those), but actually buying them for cheaper. [Read more…]