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Category Archives: Finances

How to Save Money on Renovating and Decorating a Master Bedroom

  Today I’m continuing on with my renovations series. I’m about halfway through. See below for the link to other before-and-afters. This is the master bedroom ‘before.’ There was water damage, so sections of the subfloor had to be removed and replaced. This is after the subfloor was fixed: with carpet, paint, furnishings, and decor. It seems

The Back To Basics Living Bundle—Save over $520!

I’m so excited about The Back To Basics Living Bundle. It is a huge collection of eBooks, eCourses, and memberships to help you live a ‘richer’ life—all for an amazingly LOW price! The books are awesome and my sister’s and my own eBook, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom, (which was highly endorsed by Dr.

Top Retailers Offering Price Match Guarantees

  Many major retailers offer a price match guarantee in their store’s policy. Price matching saves you money and is particularly handy when you would like to make a one-stop shop, when you have a gift card for a store that will match a competitor’s lower price, if you have a discount code or coupon that

How to Save Money on Gift Giving

Holidays and gift giving can be very expensive but they don’t have to break the bank. Here are some of the things I do in order to save over 50% on gifts each and every year. 1- Draw names. This is the single most beneficial way of slashing a ginormous-gift-giving-bill. Just draw names in the

11 Tips to Saving Hundreds on Black Friday

Black Friday can result in huge savings for many needed items and gifts. To shop the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to maximize your money and time follow these 11 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the BlackFriday app or go to BlackFriday.com. Look

How Our Income Property Helped Us Overcome 3 Major Obstacles

I am a firm believer in leveraging the property you own (if at all possible or needed) to help pay for bills, the mortgage, get out of debt, create a nice savings, and secure a solid retirement. As you can imagine, one of my favorite shows is DIY Network’s Income Property. I’ve watched a ton of episodes

How to Save Big on Online Purchases

There are at least 7 ways to save while shopping online. I recommend using many of them at the same time to really stretch your hard-earned money. Here are a few: Using online coupon codes is one way to maximize your money. Another way is to earn cash back through Ebates. Shopping sales Buy clearance

Step-by-Step Instructions to Detail Your Vehicle

Everyone loves a nice looking clean, fresh smelling car. But not everyone can afford detailing their vehicle every 2-3 months. Detailing costs anywhere between $100-$1,000+ depending on the options you get. Detailing your own vehicle can not only be a great way to save and ensure a job well done, it can also be a

15 Inexpensive Laundry Hacks That Will Save You Hundreds

Laundry is more enjoyable for me than many other tasks. That said, I do sometimes get frustrated at how quickly it piles up and how it never seems to end. Then I remember that for centuries before my time people had to hand wash laundry. When I remember this, my slight frustration turns to gratitude. We are very

Home Fire Proof Safes: Why Have Them & What to Put In Them

Accidents happen. I’ve known some people whose homes have been completely burned or ruined by natural disasters. Other people I know have suddenly lost the bread-winner or financial leader of the family. These unfortunate incidents although rare, do happen at random. It really is a wise thing to prepare in case such incidents do occur

How to Make Money on Fiverr

  Today, Adrian, a friend of mine will be doing an interview on how she successfully makes money on Fiverr each month—doing things she likes and chooses to do! It’s an impressive story. Note- although 95% of the mothers interviewed in this series are stay-at-home moms, Adrian works a day job. I am making an exception and

Our Recent Target Shopping Trip

Yesterday we got to run to Target to grab a few last-minute recipe items and to check out the back-to-school clearance shelves. A trait that thrifty people have is to look for deals after large event-type sales and holidays. You can save big by buying holiday or back-to-school items after the event has past. We went

Motherhood eBook Bundle

For 38 hours only, you will have the opportunity to get 10 motherhood eBooks for just $10! Hurry, this sale (found here) will end tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 17th. My sister and I’s popular motherhood eBook will be included in this bundle:  Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom! Our eBook, endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (America’s

How to Host a Successful Garage/Yard Sale

I have had two very successful garage sales in the past four years. We had one after our home renovation 2 years ago and sold a ton of extra home renovation supplies, decor, and things we no longer needed. The garage sale that we just held had items that we’ve accumulated the last 2 years,

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