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23 Ways to Save $27,989.37 on Your Wedding

Note- Although I’m now divorced I feel that this information is still pertinent so I’ll keep it up.  The Wedding Industry is worth a whopping $55 BILLION dollars. The average wedding costs the happy couple and/or parents an average of $28,671.00! (honeymoon & engagement rings not included). With the honeymoon and jewelry included the average cost is:$37,698.00! Less people are

How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills

 Although there are plenty of money saving apps out there, most of us don’t have the time to utilize them all. These are my Top 5 apps that I use on my smart phone to save me more money than the cost of its monthly bill (which is a lot considering I use Verizon). It is pretty

Couponing for Beginners: 11 Tips That Will Save You Thousands

I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which

8 Ways to Save Money, Lower Calories and Provide a Tastier Lunch for Your Kids

Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza  These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of

23 Car Care Principles that will Save You Thousands

I have been around vehicles a lot. My father built a multi-million dollar business and has to deliver his products by cars and trucks. I have been driving to different states, hauling stuff for my dad’s company, since I was sixteen years old. With all of my travels, I have learned a lot about vehicles.

How to Avoid Debt

People who make a lot of money, and I mean A LOT of money are not always financially rich. I once heard about a plastic surgeon that was very well known. He had a huge practice and specialized in a high-net worth or celebrity clientele. He had a few mansions, a private jet and a

Gift Buying Guide for Indecisive Recipients

Have you ever asked someone what they wanted for Christmas (or their Birthday), only to have them say something like, “Oh nothing” or, “I don’t know” or, “Anything you want to give me”? What I  decide to do is to give gifts that relate to their hobbies. This is a gift guide for anyone who is

9 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Money and TIME This Week-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 9 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the Ibotta app and then go to BlackFriday.com.

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 2

In Part 1  (Click here to read) I mentioned that I was able to save $10,516.37 on my baby’s first year. Let me clarify. That number was from my list of things that I bought for our first baby. I took what I paid and subtracted it from what I would have paid by just ordering

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 1

People always say, “Babies are expensive!” When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to meet our little guy. I was ecstatic about everything ‘baby’… all except the costs associated with having a little one. After some research, I found multiple studies that show that the first baby can run you anywhere from $12,000-$26,000 for the first

Why You Should Shop 364 Days Early

Thrifty people look for deals any time of the year. Even if the deals are for holiday goods 364 days early. You can save big by buying holiday items after the holiday has just past. Usually stores will discount their holiday merchandise the day after that holiday has past. This is the best time to

17 Mistakes Couponers Make and How to Avoid Them

Couponing for over the last decade and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars has taught me a lot. I made many mistakes along the way. Below are 17 Mistakes Couponers Make and How to Avoid Them. Mistake # 1 is: Thinking you have to get EVERY deal. A phrase that I think of and recite to

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