When my kids were little, another mom and I started swapping babysitting for date nights. We could have some dates with our husbands and wouldn't have to spend a dime on babysitting! It seemed like a great solution and it worked really well for a few months... but it wasn't perfect. Sometimes I ... Read More about How to Get FREE Babysitting With a Babysitting Co-op
I've heard the arguments why living debt-free isn't a good goal. It's better to leverage the bank's money or we could earn great credit card rewards or we could beat the returns of paying off low-interest debt by investing that money instead. I do see the merit in those arguments from an ... Read More about 5 reasons I Love Being Debt-Free
In my post about how I handle allowance for my kids (currently ages 7 and 8), I mentioned that they have a money storage system. When we started the allowance, I wanted to teach the kids about the different ways money can be used: spend it, save it, and give it. While we could have set up a ... Read More about DIY With Free Printable: Spend/Save/Give Bank for Kids
While wireless phone service could be defined as a "want" and not a "need", in today's world it can certainly feel like a necessity. I know that I'm not the only one who is willing to give up cable TV and other luxuries before I would ever consider cutting my wireless service. The good news is that ... Read More about How I Lowered My Wireless Bill by $624/year
Why you need a car box I mentioned in my post about baby supplies that I feel a diaper bag is unnecessary, especially if you mostly travel in your car. If you're in a car, you can keep a box full of supplies available without having to carry them everywhere. Although a car box is especially useful ... Read More about How to Pack a Car Box to Be Prepared, Save Money, and Have Fun!