Need a little extra cash?

Cash isn't super tight around here, but I do like to save or earn extra money when I can. I've done different things to earh extra money and it always seems to come in handy right when I need it. Here's a list of some of the things we've done to save or earh money. 1. Cook from scratch. It has always been my experience that I'm able to save quite a bit of money cooking from scratch. I also feel good knowing exactly what I'm feeding my family. I try to avoid processed foods when I can, but … [Read more...]

Inexpensive ways to update your kids’ rooms

As your children get older, you start to make changes to their bedrooms. But oftentimes you need to be able to update their rooms without spending a lot of money. Or at least that's the case in my house. Here are some tips to updating your children's rooms in a budget. 1. Convertible crib. If your baby is still in the oven, you can purchase a convertible crib which will grow with your child. It starts off as a crib, changes to a toddler bed, and then ends up as a full size bed. This option … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save on Back to School Clothes

Clothing two children each year can get quite expensive if you’re not paying attention. But with just a little planning you can save quite a bit of money. Here’s what I do to save money on back-to-school clothes for my daughters. Shop end of season sales My girls are only 6 and 8 so I’m still able to pretty accurately predict their size each year. So, in August I’ll buy clothing from the end-of-the-season summer childrens clothes sales for the following summer. In January I’ll buy … [Read more...]

What are your tips to start paying off debt?

Apparently with the unemployment rate remaining high, families are struggling with their bills. While I’m not in that struggling category, it’s getting harder and harder to stay afloat. I’m working on a paying off all my credit card debit in the next 3 years, and I think a good amount of debt will be paid off within the next 1 1/2 years. Although I realize I can pay off debt more quickly by starting with the cards with the highest interest rate, I like being able to “see” progress, so I’m … [Read more...]

5 Money-Saving Strategies

As a single mom of 2 daughters, I’m always looking for ways to save money, especially since I’m trying to pay off credit card debt. When I moved here to South Carolina, I had very little debt. But in the 4 1/2 years that we’ve been here, I’ve accumulated more than I’d like to admit. In order to pay off my credit cards (and my car loan) in less than 3 years, I’ve ramped up my money-saving strategies dramatically. 1. Use Coupons Every time I spend money, I try to spend less of it. And I do a … [Read more...]

Women, Children, and Debt

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