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Why Knowing The Difference Between Saving for a Rainy Day vs Living for a Sunny Day Can Change Your Future

Since I can remember, I’ve always been told to ‘save for a rainy day’. In my mind a rainy day is when the water heater breaks and floods the basement, or when we find out about a roof leak and water damage that needs repair, or when the car suddenly dies. These aren’t positive in

Check out ‘EveryDay with Rachel Ray’ April Magazine for Some Money-Saving Tips from Me

A few months ago, Rachel Ray’s office reached out to me and asked if they could feature me as a money-saving expert in their magazine. I did a telephone interview with them and answered a lot of their questions. Then a week ago I got confirmation that it ran in the April edition this month!

Dr. Laura’s Review of Our Book Living a Rich Life as a Stay at Home Mom

Dr. Laura Schlessinger reviewed and endorsed our book on her popular radio talk show today! Karen and I are beyond excited!! I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura ever since I was a little girl and I admit, I teared up when she said the things she did. Dr. Laura is such a champion of stay-at-home

Championing Motherhood Community

Do you talk to your best friend about credit card debt? Do you post about your never ending bills on Facebook? Do you have anyone to talk to about how the paycheck never seems to cover everything? Who do you go to when you and your husband argue (esp. about money)? At girl’s night out

How to Save Money on Organic Food

Organic food is free from pesticides, hormones, and other not-so-great-for-consumption additives. Eating organic is a great way to be healthier and enhance the flavor/taste of your meals. Although many people are buying more and more organic food, for most the expensive prices prove to be a bit of a hurdle.  Price doesn’t always need to be

How to Save Money on Renovating and Decorating a Front Room

Furnishing and decorating a front room could easily cost between $20,000-$40,000. Even on websites with ‘less expensive’ ways to remodel and decorate a front room, the cost for it were upwards of $15,000! Are you remodeling or wanting to decorate a front room yet don’t have $15,000, $25,000, even over $40,000 to spend, and you

How to Save Money on Pregnancy-Related Medical Bills

There are some awesome ways to save money on medical bills during pregnancy, labor, and post partum. Some I found after searching for hours online and talking to insurance representatives for my first pregnancy. And a few I didn’t find until my second pregnancy and really wished I had known about them for my first!

7 Ways to Cancel Your P.M.I. (Private Mortgage Insurance)

Did you know that many people are paying a monthly payment of anywhere between $50 – $400+ per month for insurance that doesn’t even benefit them? Yep, it’s called private mortgage insurance or PMI. This insurance benefits your lending institution if you default on your loan. If you have bought a home and put less

The Only Tool You’ll Need to Start Maximizing Savings on Groceries

For me, one of the biggest savings on groceries comes from buying items on sale and using coupons. I have been couponing for years (over 10 years actually) and I save anywhere from $200-$350 a month. I was couponing before the days of coupon match-up sites and was left doing all the research by myself.

How to Save on Medical Expenses

Being on a family medical plan for the last five years and having two children, two surgeries, and doctor visits, there really is no other bill I dread more than a medical bill. The reason for my dread is because first, they are often quite costly and second, more often than not they are wrong

An Easy Way to Give and Save Simultaneously

Years ago, during a very cold winter, I went to a church activity and there was a guy there who had no coat. He was very thin, had on a thin shirt, and I could tell he was trying to hide the fact that he was shivering. I knew him pretty well so I felt

31 Step Financial Fitness Boot Camp Course

Do you feel like you are never going to make it out of debt? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Or perhaps your just wanting to save more for retirement? No worries. You’re at the right place. Karen my financially savvy sister and co-author of our book, Living a Rich Life as a

Practical Ways to Keep the Holiday Season Stress-Free, Affordable, & Meaningful

This time of year it is easy to overspend and over stress. Recently, I wrote about three ways to have a stress free and affordable holiday season here and I’ve been doing my best to follow them. The three tips came recommended by SunTrust Bank on being meaningful with your means and cutting out stress

How to Save Money on Renovating and Decorating a Living Room

Making a living room comfortable and decorating it nicely doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Today I’m sharing how we renovated our family room from the caving in walls and part of a missing ceiling to what it looks like now for about $2,000. That includes new doors, part of a ceiling and walls, flooring, paint,

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