Tag Archives : spending less

These #toys grow with your child and offer lots of opportunities for open-ended #play.

Toys With the Most Bang for your Buck


What is the most annoying, most useless toy your child owns?  Was it worth the money, or the precious space that it takes up, or the time that you spend cleaning it up off of the floor? I’m done wasting my time and resources on toys that don’t add value to our home. We’ve gotten rid of most of these…

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Becoming a minimalist #couponer makes sense if you don't like wasting time clipping tons of #coupons, stockpiling #deals, and collecting lots of paper clutter.

Becoming a Minimalist Couponer


Couponing can be like a second job. Clipping coupons, finding more coupons from different sources, organizing them, planning out the deals, matching up the coupons with different stores, buying way too many things you don’t actually need, and then having to figure out how to store all that extra stuff. Couponing helps us reach the goal of spending less, but…

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Save money on coffee

Save Money on Coffee: 10 Realistic Ways


The older I get, the more I appreciate that first cup of morning coffee. The comforting drink that’s rich and delicious, AND gives me energy. When we went from two incomes to one, I realized that coffee was a BIG expense in our monthly budget. Between our daily brews that we made at home, and our weekly coffee shop visit,…

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Grocery Shop Less Often

How We Grocery Shop Less Often To Spend Less


The one area of our budget that gets stretched and expanded the most often is groceries. We HAVE to feed our children. And not only that, but it should be somewhat healthy food, to boot. Because of this little fact of life, we started going to the grocery store every time we ran out of, say, yogurt. $50 later, we…

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