It costs $2.50/day to buy lunch at our school, so for 2 kids, I'm looking at $5/day if they both buy. I do allow my kids to buy lunch 1-2 times/week for my convenience, but it can be much less expensive to pack lunches (and probably healthier at the same time!). It is also easy to spend MORE on a ... Read More about How to Pack a Cheap & EASY Lunch for a Young Child
There are really only three things anyone can do with money: spend it, save it, or give it away. Giving money can be a lot of fun, and I think the most fun kind of giving is the unexpected or unplanned kind. For many years, though, I struggled with how to fit unplanned giving into my budget which ... Read More about How We PLAN for Unexpected Charitable Giving
You've probably heard by now about Pokémon Go and how the new game is sweeping the nation. If you haven't heard about it, have you noticed large numbers of people wandering around your town looking at their phones? Or gathering in parks or on sidewalks? That's probably what they're doing! Once you ... Read More about Pokémon Go: What Parents Need to Know
A friend recently became an aunt again and we were talking about how it's nice to now be in the position of being the "wise aunt". My friend and I both have elementary-aged kids now. We're moms who have survived the infant, toddler, and preschool years but we're also still close enough to those ... Read More about What Do You REALLY Need for a Baby?
When someone first starts to learn about reducing a family's expenses, one of the first pieces of advice they're likely to hear is to "cut the cord" of cable or satellite TV. It might surprise you to learn that when we first started out on our journey to freedom from debt, we kept our satellite TV, ... Read More about How to Cut the Cord Without Giving Up Your DVR