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Garage Sale Haul 3

My daughter just hit a growth spurt and grew out of her 18 month clothes. I was looking online for garage sales that were selling girl clothes and came across this one. When I arrived, I found that they were selling high-quality girl clothes for .25-.50 cents each!!! This is one of the BEST deals

Advice from My Mom: Practical Ways to Teach Your Children to Control Money

My mother has always been a great example of fiscal responsibility. She would often say, “Anita, control your money, don’t allow it to control you.” It reminds me a lot of the famous quote penned by P.T. Barnum, “Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant.” My mom taught me by example this principle

26 Energy Saving Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IGS Energy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Energy is a big expense. When I say energy, I’m referring to power/electric and gas. These bills can be very high if you own a home in a less temperate area. It makes sense to

Garage Sale Haul 2

One Saturday morning, I was scanning the local classifieds for promising garage sales to attend. I use strategy when searching out yard sales. I found two amazing ones in the same neighborhood. I was super excited to find all the stuff listed below and ultimately saved over $1,375.00! (Note: I will mention a lot of brand and

Garage Sale Haul 1

Early one Saturday morning I was searching on the local garage sale classifieds for good sales. I saw an ad from a lady who was selling, “a lot of designer clothes, bags, home decor, and more.” She mentioned she was a shopaholic and getting rid of clothes (many were still new with tags) at ‘garage sale’

How to Save Thousands on a Bathroom Remodel

Most DIY bathroom renovations cost upwards of $10,000.00—especially when they include new plumbing and installing a shower, tub, vanity, toilet, and flooring. Here’s how I did mine for under 9% of that figure. The guest bathroom needed an entire ‘gut remodel.’ There was no tub, shower or plumbing for it. And no flooring. Everything was outdated and old. This is the

17 Inexpensive Family Vacationing Tips

I love to travel. I know many other people love to get out and vacation as well. Often money is the largest travel-hurdle for a family with kids. Here are 17 ways to save thousands on family vacations. 1. Travel in the off-season. One thing I do is try to plan trips in the off-season. We go to

How to Have the Honeymoon of Your DREAMS on a REALITY Budget

Today I’ve asked travel agent Danielle to write a guest post. She booked my family’s cruise to Alaska and was just awesome at everything she did. She is very communicative and helpful. She changed multiple reservations (there were 28+ of us going) with a smile. She knows her stuff. I’ve asked her to share ideas

Vaseline Beauty Hacks

Growing up, my mom seemed to use Vaseline—aka Petroleum Jelly for a ton of different things. It wasn’t until after I moved out of the house and I began trying other products, that I realized not only how inexpensive it is, but how powerfully effective Petroleum Jelly really can be! Although there are probably hundreds of different uses

Steps to Financial Confidence

Yesterday while getting my hair done, I couldn’t help but overhear a few conversations about money. They had to do with stress about money and people who were struggling financially. It seems to be a common theme that I can’t help overhearing when I’m out and about in public places. People are generally worried about money.

How to Save Thousands on Baby and Kid Books

I’ve always had a desire to read a lot to my children. I want them to develop a love of books, learning, and literacy. So reading aloud to them often is a personal goal of mine. We usually read for about 30 minutes after breakfast. Sometimes it is in the afternoon; and on occasion we miss a

How to Save Money Renovating a Bathroom

According to houzz.com the average bathroom remodel can range from $3,000 to over $100,000! The average inexpensive DIY bathroom remodel is about $5,000. Here’s how we did ours for 10% of that. When we moved into our home, there was ugly vinyl flooring, an old toilet and countertop, and the vanity was broken. We wanted

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.

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