How to Maximize Coinstar

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

where to find coins

Looking for extra money right about now? I know, me too!

My kids love finding change around the house and with my mom coming into town tomorrow for the holidays, and lots of shopping and dining out days ahead, I thought, hey… Continue reading

Shell and the Fuel Rewards Network Program {Giveaway}

Save money on gas at Shell with the Fuel Rewards Network Program.

fuel reward program review

No need to shop at just one grocery store to save money at the pump. Shell participates in theFuel Rewards Network Program that can save you up to $3 off per gallon (up to 20 gallons per purchase) every time you fill up… Continue reading

Cardstore Holiday Cards-Now is the Time to Buy! #MC #ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I love sending cards. I’ve written before what a difference it makes to give and receive an actual card. Holding, placing it on the mantel, looking… Continue reading

5 Best Times to Buy a New Car

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best time to buy a new car

You guys, I need a new car.

It’s bad. When your car is a regular customer at the repair shop more than your driveway, it’s time. We use our cars for a long time,  and I hope to… Continue reading

7 Reasons Not to Get That Freebie



It’s Hot! It’s FREE! You should get it now, now,  NOW!

You know the one. The blog post that makes you burn your toast, run past your kids like a tornado and use every last finger to type as furiously as possible to get the “This won’t last!” freebie.

It’s not worth it.

When people… Continue reading

Have a .edu Email? Get Funding For a New PC!

Windows Chip In Program

I asked my readers on Facebook what’s the one thing you won’t skimp on?My one thing would be the kid’s education. Getting them the right tools and setting them up for success is priceless, but can get expensive.

Microsoft just launched a program to help get students get… Continue reading

37 Genius Ways to Save on Summer Travel

save on summer travel


The next 3 months can make or break your budget for the whole year. All the dinners at home, packing lunch, staycations and penny pinching is a lot easier when the… Continue reading

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Produce You Should Buy Organic

dirty dozen produce

I would love to buy everything organic, pasture raised and all natural. Wouldn’t we all?


But buying organic is expensive and does take budgeting. The key is to prioritize your organic dollars! Stick to spending the extra money on these dirty dozen and save your organic budget.


According to the… Continue reading

56 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Thousands

56 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

This is under your control.

Find ways to reduce food waste and give your budget some breathing room!

Spoiled produce. Expired products. $2,275 thrown away.

Say what? Two thousand, two hundred and seventy five dollars…thrown?! Away!

According to the National Resources Defense Council, 40% of food in America goes to waste. Not… Continue reading

51 Cheap Ways to Keep Warm in Winter

cheap ways to keep warm in winter
It’s cold. We get it.
I need cheap ways to keep warm in winter, please.
It’s wear two pairs of socks, long johns, infinity scarf and flannel in the house COLD! I got our heating bill. Come ON! I’m in the wrong business. I need to own a heating… Continue reading