Great Summer Family Vacations on a Budget

Who couldn’t use a vacation? Some time to getaway, unwind and relax while spending time with the family. I know I sure could use a holiday! Vacations can get expensive, especially when you are paying for a hotel room, transportation, entertainment, activities, and food for an entire family.  However, there are many things that youContinue Reading …

4 Tips for Saving Money While Moving

One of the things in life that may cause you a great deal of stress is moving. However, life is full of changes and may have you facing the need to relocate sooner than you think. You will want to do all you can to avoid overpaying for any move, and this means finding practicalContinue Reading …

How Your Teens Become Responsible Adults

As many of you already know I have four kids, but three are pretty much independent. My oldest lives on her own and has for a few years. My boys are 16 and 18 and still live at home. They are both at the age where they can handle responsibilities and extra tasks with noContinue Reading …

Guide To Stretching Your Dollar Further

The unfortunate truth is a very large number of people live paycheck to paycheck. Unless you happen to be in the small class of individuals who aren’t concerned with saving money because you have an endless supply of it, chances are pretty good you would benefit from learning how to stretch the dollar a littleContinue Reading …

Feeding a family of 8 a Holiday Feast on a Budget #SaveMoneyEatBetter

With four children, we are used to feeding a crowd. Most days someone has a friend over for dinner or my parents (or a neighbour) are here, so having eight people at the dinner table is very normal. I have been told too many times that I cook to feed a crowd. I figure, evenContinue Reading …

Save Money Around the House by Preventing These Catastrophes

No homeowner wants to throw away money. Most ordinary people simply don’t have money to throw away. You really need to make sure that your home is prepared to deal with the worst if you want to avoid doing this. If your home is not prepared for whatever might strike it, then you will endContinue Reading …

How to spend less this holiday season

The holidays are approaching and that means it is time to buy gifts for family members and friends. It’s a wonderful time of year and purchasing gifts can be fun but it can also be overwhelming. How can you be sure that you won’t go crazy spending money this holiday season? Set a budget OneContinue Reading …

Frequent Flyers: Why Not Save Up And Take The Trip Of A Lifetime?

Image source Quality or quantity? If someone came up to you and posed that question, without any other information, what would you say? It’s hard to think of a situation in which most of us wouldn’t go for the latter. Food? Yes, portion sizes matter, but a big plate of bad pasta is still justContinue Reading …