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5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner!

I am currently en-route to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving dinner with family. Since I have no service, I enlisted the help of my dear friend (and foodie GENIUS) Shandra, from Deals to Meals, to give us some tips on how to save SERIOUS dough this Thanksgiving! Just as you would try to find a good

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Love your leftovers!

How has your “No Eating Out Challenge” been going? If you’ve been following our Focus on Finances month, you’ve probably been cooking at home this week; and if your fridge looks anything like mine, I bet its packed with LEFTOVERS! (PSST – if you need some inspiration for cooking at home, I did a HUGE post

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No Eating Out Challenge! (Focus on Finances Month)

Before I recap how my “Say No To 3” week has been going, I want to introduce you all to next week’s  Focus on Finances challenge. This week we are saying NO to eating out…of any kind. Coffee, drive-throughs, gas station drinks, lunch money for your kids, ordering a pizza, even bottled water…you name it.

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Join the Spending Freeze Challenge!

Welp, it’s time. Call your mama, lock up your car keys, and hang up the ol’ shoppin’ shoes because the SPENDING FREEZE WEEK starts TOMORROW!! For those of you who are committed to making this a September to remember with a #FocusOnFinances month (…and I hope you all are…nudge nudge…) then you should all be ready to

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Focus on Finances Month – a September to Remember!

Oh boy. Does anyone else’s budget need a clean sweep? Summer is over, our flowers are wilting, the school papers are piling up, and our wallets are in shock from all the fun we’ve had over the summer! #AmIright?? If you’re anything like me, you look at Fall as a time to reboot, recover from a

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Reader Success Story: Mindy paid off $400k – including her home – and now lives debt-free!

Happy Monday, Freebs! Earlier this summer, I received an email from Mindy, a fellow reader who wanted to share an amazing #FreebsSuccessStory with all of us… hers! It’s an incredible story of hard work, dedication, and using frugality in your favor! Did I mention they paid off $400,000 of debts in 3 years? Yeah, this

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Walmart’s Price Matching Changes – the Inside Scoop!

If you’ve read my blog for more than 30 seconds, you’ve probably guessed I’m a big fan of Walmart and it’s price matching. It’s how I grocery shop and save about HALF on my groceries each week, without clipping coupons! And as you’ve probably heard, rumors are flying that Walmart is seriously changing, and possibly

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How your NEIGHBORS can save you money at the grocery store!

You know those days when you’re busy, there are a million things going on, your schedule is tight, or the baby is asleep, or you have company coming for dinner, or your car is in the shop, or you’re exhausted, or you just got home from running a million errands…and all you need is one or

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Top 11 Techy Money-Saving Hacks + $100 Ulta Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Let’s call it like it is…who DOESN’T love to find a good deal or save a buck…but who really has time for complicated money-saving hoop-jumping?? Have no fear, over the years I’ve learned to spot the BEST, quickest, and easiest ways to save money, and today

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Free E-books and audio books, $15 grab bags, diaper coupons & more! [Frugal Find Friday]

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. It’s that time again…Frugal Find Friday is here! All week long my team and I keep our eyes peeled for unique and exclusive deals that will save you time and money. Today is no exception! We’ve got free E-books and audio books, an exclusive deal,

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My Best Money Saving HACKS!

So…did you know I like teaching people how to save money? (uh………………….duh.) It’s true! I just can’t help it. I find such joy and satisfaction for teaching people how to find what works for THEM, and stretch every dollar to the absolute breaking point! A big part of that is finding quick and simple money saving hacks and

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The Spending Freeze Has BEGUN! #FocusOnFinances November Challenge

Is anyone else head first in this #FocusOnFinances November Challenge spending freeze week with me? It’s been so fun so far! It’s been a good challenge, and has been empowering to see all of us band together to do something great for our finances. As I mentioned, my goal is to save $500 this month

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