Fun Family Staycation Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget

The temperatures are starting to rise, flowers are blooming and the grass is green.  You or your neighbors may even begin outdoor barbecuing.  Summer is right around the corner.  Many people take their vacations in the summer, but what happens if you won’t be one of them this year?  Maybe you can’t afford a vacation or you are saving for another goal.  Whatever the reason, you … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Still Have Fun While Paying Down Debt

Have debt?  Chances are, you had debt for a few years; it probably bothered you, but not too much.  However, once you make up your mind to be rid of the debt, as is human nature, you want to be rid of it right now! We put up with debt for two years while my husband finished his doctorate degree.  Now, nine months after he finished his degree, we want nothing more than to be … [Read more...]

Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Low or No Spend Month

Summer is supposed to be a time to relax and unwind, but if your family is like mine, summer was busy, busy, busy.  And with that extra activity usually comes extra spending.  You take the kids to the amusement park for a fun day, you get take out after a long day at the pool, or you take a few trips for fun or to visit relatives. If you overspent during the summer (and it … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Take Advantage of Back to School Sales

Even though it seems like summer vacation just began, schools around the country will be opening soon, which means only one thing—it is time for back to school sales.  You may take advantage of the sales sparingly, but you might want to consider stocking up.  There are plenty of ways you can use the back to school sales merchandise besides the obvious—supplying your kids with … [Read more...]