Give BIG On A Budget: Using Spare Change To Stretch Your Holiday Budget (#sponsored by @Coinstar)

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Ok it is time to flip the couch cushions and look under the car seats! You know all those places where the change goes when it fall out of your pocket? At our house the laundry room is always a great place to find loose change! I love emptying the pockets to find change! I started a little bank in the laundry room for that very reason. I am not saving for anything specific but wanted to see how … [Read more...]

Kids and Cellphones: The Right Way To Do It & The Best Wireless Plan #shop #cbias

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Kids with cell phones, it's a tricky thing. I will admit that I have been against kids having phone for years. Over the last few years, as cell phones have become more common, my husband an I have been certain that our children would not get a phone.  Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, our daughter started growing up and things changed. She is now in after school activities, … [Read more...]

Creating an organized Bill Pay Binder

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How do you keep your bills organized and paid on time? For years, I would just pay them as I would get them in the mail. Which would mean that I drug out my checkbook every few days. This worked just fine, but I felt like I was constantly paying bills, which isn’t my favorite chore. In the last couple years, I have created a bill pay binder that has worked really well for me, so I am going to … [Read more...]

A Giving Christmas: A Mission To Give Big On A Budget (Sharing Ideas to Help You Give More)

This year I want to give and give in a BIG way! I have had so many blessings this year that were not monetary and it made me want to do the same for others. So many need something right now! Maybe it is an essential like food or clothing. Maybe it is someone who deserves and needs a kind gesture through an action or handmade gift. Like most of you, we do not have a lot of extra money to buy … [Read more...]

6 Fall Family Activities On A Budget

The leaves are turning colors, the geese are flying south, and there is a briskness in the air that can only mean fall has arrived. There are lots of things to do during the fall, but, if you are like millions of other Americans, your wallet is empty or close to it. The "back to school" season is always a costly one, and if you're self-employed, you just paid your quarterly estimated taxes.  Here … [Read more...]

FREE Online Account Manager! No More Scattered Bills and Forgotten Passwords!

What is Manilla? Manilla is a free web based service that helps consumers better manage all of their household accounts, including financial, utilities, subscriptions and travel rewards programs, in one secure place online. Under a single password, Manilla provides customers with an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and/or email reminders to pay bills and … [Read more...]

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