How to budget for a growing family

Whether you live each month never having to watch the dollars and cents or spend your days counting every dime, it’s essential that you maintain a certain degree of control over your budget, even if you’re lucky enough to replenish your savings as soon as they’re spent. The cost of living is unlikely to decreaseContinue Reading …

Top 6 Fun and Low Budget Activities for Kids that Will Save Summer

If you are a parent, you have most likely already heard the infamous “I’m bored” from your children this summer.  It may have come out of their mouths on the first day of summer vacation or if you were lucky, you didn’t hear that phrase until the second week or so. While you will hearContinue Reading …

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 …