10 Free Family Activities to Stay in Shape

For many families quality time together is limited between work, school, sports, extracurricular activities and friends. Carving out time for a workout can be difficult. Additionally, costly gym memberships are often an expense that doesn’t fit in the family budget. Finding a way to kill two birds with one stone is always welcomed. Here are … Read more

Instant Oatmeal for Pennies

I don’t know about your kids but my boys LOVE instant oatmeal. My youngest will eat it every day for breakfast if we have it. There’s one problem with store bought instant oatmeal though, it comes in those single serve packets and one just doesn’t do it for my kids. They eat 2 – 3 … Read more

Store Coupon Policies – Keep ‘Em Handy

Whether you classify yourself as an “Extreme Couponer” or simply someone who likes to stretch the grocery budget with a few coupons, it’s always important to familiarize yourself with store coupon policies.  Why? To save money and prevent headaches. As a novice couponer, it wasn’t until I read my local grocery store coupon policy that … Read more

4 Steps to Banish Late Fees

With the economy in a slow recovery, many people are still living paycheck to paycheck. Paying your bills on time can often be a struggle and late fees just throw a bigger wrench in your budget. Not only do fees make your balance larger, but for credit card accounts, a late or missed payment will … Read more

6 Easy Steps to Grow Your Savings

It’s Sunday afternoon and your sprinkler system just sprung a leak. Are you sweating at just the thought of an after-hours plumbing call or cool as a cucumber? If you have a healthy savings account you probably didn’t even bead up, which is exactly why having an emergency fund is a non-negotiable budget item. Trouble … Read more