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7 Reasons Why I DON’T Believe in Couponing…(and What I Do Instead!)

It’s no secret that I am not a couponer. In fact, you could consider me captain of the Anti-Couponing Team. I was recently interviewed for CNBC on WHY I don’t coupon (nor recommend couponing) at the grocery store. I realized I hadn’t talked about it for a while on here, and thought I’d remind you why I DON’T coupon, and…

Budgeting Tips, Finances, Food, Get Out of Debt, Grocery Shopping, Holidays, How To Save Money, Inspire, Lifestyle, Meal Planning Tips, Motivation

Focus on Finances November Challenge – Join Jess and Jordan!

FREEBS! I have the most EXCITING project for all of us! We are going to hunker down and focus on our finances in November, to make way for the BEST year of Holidays we’ve ever had. In just a few short weeks of working hard we will have Christmas completely paid for, have a stress-free…

Budgeting Tips, Costco, Finances, Food, Grocery Shopping, Health, Lookin' Good, Meal Planning Tips, Meal Prep Made Easy, Recipes

How to Eat Whole, Organic, Gluten-Free for $500 a month (for a Family of 6!)

The growing trend of how to eat whole, organic, gluten-free, and even allergen-free has Freebs everywhere wondering how they can possibly afford to feed their family REAL food, while maintaining a tight grocery budget. We all know I love corn dogs and canned soup (working on it! baby steps!) so I’ve enlisted help today. My friend…

Baby and Kids, Budgeting Tips, DIY, Finances, Food, Get Out of Debt, Grocery Shopping, How To Save Money, Inspire, Lifestyle, Make Money, Meal Planning Tips, Meal Prep Made Easy, Motivation, Price-Matching, Recipes, Shopping Tips

How we got out of $19,000 credit card debt in 16 months! [Reader Success Story – Jenny]

FREEBS. Today I have a Reader Success Story that will knock your SOCKS off! Today Jenny Park is going to share the story of how she attended my Frugality Boot Camp conference, then got inspired to pay off debt…and she did! Her family got out of – are you sitting down? – $19K in credit…

Baby and Kids, Entertain, Family Time, Food, How To Save Money, Lifestyle, Meal Planning Tips, Playing Hostess, Travel

How to pull off a Weekend Getaway With Friends: Cost, Prep, Food, Fun, and Function! [Stone Hill Getaway]

Back in April we had Spring Break here in Utah. We pulled off a last-minute staycation weekend getaway with 5 families and it was SO DANG FUN. I posted a video on Instagram and you guys went BONKERS over it! Many of you were dying for details. You ask, I deliver! This is a megapost that…

Baby and Kids, Budgeting Tips, Disneyland, Family Time, Finances, Food, Grocery Shopping, How To Save Money, Lifestyle, Meal Planning Tips, Meal Prep Made Easy, Travel

DISNEYLAND ON THE CHEAP: Part 2 – Prep, Packing, and Traveling (with kids!)

Welcome to PART 2 (of 3) of my Disneyland on the Cheap series! As you might know, we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time in February. I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid, and hardly remembered it. I was SO excited, but SO intimidated! What to pack? How much…

Finances, Food, Grocery Shopping, How To Save Money, Inside FCF, Lifestyle, Meal Planning Tips, Shopping Tips, The Stir

7 Reasons Couponing Is a Waste of Time (+ 3 Things to Do Instead) – TheStir article!

As promised, my next article for TheStir.com is “7 Reasons Couponing Is a Colossal Waste of Time (And 3 Things to Do Instead)“. It went live today, so be sure to check it out! My next article is about things you should be buying second-hand, that you probably aren’t. Brace yourself, there are some doozies in…

Cleaning Tips and Tricks, Food, Lifestyle, Meal Planning Tips, Meal Prep Made Easy, Organization

Date your freezer lately? Freezer inventory 101: printable included!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that this weekend I made over 20 freezer meals with my friend Shandra from DealsToMeals in preparation for the arrival of baby girl. TWENTY! (Don’t worry, I’ll share all the recipes, pics, and info soon.) I found my biggest struggle not in preparing the freezer meals…but finding room…