Save Money

Every dollar you save makes a difference.

Here are ideas for how to make the most out of your resources. How to stretch every dollar and save money without making a large, negative impact on your lifestyle.

There are tips for how to reduce everyday expenses (e.g. groceries, utilities) as well as pay off long-term debt and large one-time expenses (e.g. weddings).

There are strategies on how to budget, find free things, get cheaper alternatives, and use cashback apps.

There are also ideas for people exploring minimalism and frugal living so you can prioritize your spending on what’s important.

How to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Entertaining on a Budget Tips and Tricks

Entertaining on a Budget Tips and Tricks

How can you entertain on a budget? Throwing a party is one of the best ways to enjoy time with your friends and family. But if you aren’t careful, entertaining at home can quickly get expensive. While hosting parties can be expensive, there are a few steps you can...

Basic Makeup Kit For Beginners on a Budget

Basic Makeup Kit For Beginners on a Budget

What are the best makeup kits for beginners on a budget? Doing your own makeup can be so much fun. But if you’ve ever browsed the makeup aisle at your favorite store, you know it can also get pretty expensive. If you’ve wanted to start building up a makeup collection...

Frugal Female Fashion Shopping and Saving Tips

Frugal Female Fashion Shopping and Saving Tips

What are the best frugal female fashion tips? Being frugal means finding ways to cut costs and spend less in every aspect of your life. And while spending your extra money on fashionable clothing may not seem like a frugal idea, there are ways to look great while...

The Ultimate Budget Categories and Subcategories List

The Ultimate Budget Categories and Subcategories List

What categories and subcategories can you include in a budget? Setting up a budget for your family is one of the best ways to get your finances in order. On top of helping you understand how and where you are spending your money each month, a budget also allows you to...

Best Things to Spend Money On – What’s Worth Every Penny

Best Things to Spend Money On – What’s Worth Every Penny

What are the best things to spend money on? You know how much I love saving money! And while I think saving is essential, it may be hard to believe, but sometimes I think you have to spend a little money, too. While I’m all about saving a buck where ever I can, there...

Dave Ramsey Baby Steps List: How To Manage These 7 Financial Steps

Dave Ramsey Baby Steps List: How To Manage These 7 Financial Steps

What are Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps? Finding a great debt management plan is one of the best ways to start getting control of your finances. And one of the most popular budgeting plans is laid out by Dave Ramsey. This simple plan outlines seven steps to help you get...

The Best Budget Planners That Will Change Your Life

The Best Budget Planners That Will Change Your Life

Best Budget Planner to Help You Get Financially Organized Keeping your family finances organized can be an overwhelming task – especially if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. One of the most important elements in staying organized while budgeting is a...

The Best Cheap Food to Buy When You’re on a Budget

The Best Cheap Food to Buy When You’re on a Budget

Cheapest Food to Buy to Save Money Buying food for your family can get expensive! Since it’s a necessity, it's a good idea to constantly look for ways to cut back on your grocery bill. Whether you’re broke or just on a strict budget, one of the best ways to save money...

At Home Date Night Ideas that are Fun, Romantic, Easy and Cheap

At Home Date Night Ideas that are Fun, Romantic, Easy and Cheap

Date Night At Home Ideas While we all know about the importance of date nights to maintain a relationship, it's often easier said than done. Your work schedule might conflict with your partner's. Perhaps you're on a tight budget. Or maybe you just have children... My...

How to Shop for Fashionable Clothes on a Tight Budget

How to Shop for Fashionable Clothes on a Tight Budget

How to Shop for Clothes on a Budget Clothing is one of the things I no longer spend money on. The reasons: I used to buy clothes all the time. I've been the same size for a while. I have all the clothes I need, but... My husband and my daughter? They're an entirely...

EyeBuyDirect Review: My Experience Buying Affordable Glasses Online

EyeBuyDirect Review: My Experience Buying Affordable Glasses Online

EyeBuyDirect Review I've been purchasing glasses for the last 20 years. In the last 10 years, I've switched to purchasing glasses online. I haven't looked back. It looks just as good! The comfort and quality are the same! Most importantly... It's so much cheaper! The...

Budgeting Tips for Beginners: How to Easily Start a Budget

Budgeting Tips for Beginners: How to Easily Start a Budget

How to budget for beginners "You need a budget." It's what you hear over and over again whether it's the little voice in your head or your mom nagging you to get your finances in order. But the idea of entering in every small detail EVERY MONTH... It seems boring,...

18 Fun Saving Money Challenges for Every Budget

18 Fun Saving Money Challenges for Every Budget

What is a Money Challenge? We often hear about monthly money challenges at the beginning of the year when friends are creating New Year's resolutions, but you can do a financial challenge at ANY TIME of the year. It's always worthwhile to build the habit and...

Swap Party Rules, Tips and Other Ideas You Need to Know

Swap Party Rules, Tips and Other Ideas You Need to Know

How do you host a successful swap party? I first heard about swap parties when a friend invited me to one. It was such a fun way to shop for FREE that I now recommend it frequently, especially if your'e on a tight budget or doing a no spend challenge! Swap parties are...

Best Money Saving Tips: 12 moves that will save $30,000

Best Money Saving Tips: 12 moves that will save $30,000

What are the best money saving tips? While you can focus on saving a coffee or takeout meal here and there, it might take you a long time to reach that end savings goal. Especially if it's a big financial goal like going on a vacation, buying a home, or getting out of...

No Buy Challenge: Complete Guide on How to Not Spend Money

No Buy Challenge: Complete Guide on How to Not Spend Money

Ever completed a No Buy Challenge? Otherwise called a no spend challenge, the low buy challenge, the no shopping challenge, the spending freeze, or the spending fast? It sounds like a daunting task. I thought so too until I did it. It becomes easier the longer you do...

Things to Stop Buying to Save Money: Frugal Hacks

Things to Stop Buying to Save Money: Frugal Hacks

What things should you stop buying to save money? There are MANY things to stop buying. This list has the everyday to occasional needs that we stopped buying completely or as much of to manage our finances over the years. These savings have come in handy particularly...

8 Examples of Personal Finance Goals You Can Achieve

8 Examples of Personal Finance Goals You Can Achieve

Personal Financial Goals Do you often set personal finance goals as New Years resolutions? When life inevitably gets in the way, you completely, unintentionally abandon them by March? This was me for several years until I set SMART, short-term financial goals with a...

11 Easy Grocery Shopping Tips On A Budget

11 Easy Grocery Shopping Tips On A Budget

How do you spend less on food? If you’re budgeting your money, you’re probably always searching for ways to cut back. Your grocery budget is one of the EASIEST places to start slashing when you need to reduce your spending. Through a lot of research and trial and...

60+ Ways To Cut Your Electric Bill In Half

60+ Ways To Cut Your Electric Bill In Half

How Do You Cut Your Utility Bills In Half? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S. family spends $2060 per year for home utilities - almost 50% is on heating and cooling. It's often thought that in order to reduce your electric bill, all you need...

Frugal Living and Minimalism

Minimalist Essentials to Reduce Clutter and Stress

Minimalist Essentials to Reduce Clutter and Stress

What are the minimalist essentials? Maintaining a minimalist home comes with a ton of great benefits – from reducing your stress levels to making it easier to keep your house clean. But if you’re new to the minimalist movement and you’re not sure where to start, it...

Frugal Female Fashion Shopping and Saving Tips

Frugal Female Fashion Shopping and Saving Tips

What are the best frugal female fashion tips? Being frugal means finding ways to cut costs and spend less in every aspect of your life. And while spending your extra money on fashionable clothing may not seem like a frugal idea, there are ways to look great while...

30 Day Minimalist Challenge Checklist With Tips And Rules

30 Day Minimalist Challenge Checklist With Tips And Rules

How do you complete a 30 day minimalist challenge? Starting to live a minimalist lifestyle may seem like an overwhelming task. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get started right now! Even if your house is filled with clutter, there is a simple path toward minimalism...

17 Simple Tips for Becoming a Minimalist for Beginners

17 Simple Tips for Becoming a Minimalist for Beginners

What are simple tips for becoming a minimalist? Becoming a minimalist means finding a way to be happy with less. But sometimes the path to minimalism is a little easier said than done. If you’re hoping to start decreasing the things in your life, you’re well on your...

Best Frugal Living Tips and Ideas to Save Money and Pay off Debt

Best Frugal Living Tips and Ideas to Save Money and Pay off Debt

What are the frugal living tips with a big impact? How can I live very frugal? How do you live on a tight budget? There seems to be a misunderstanding about the meaning of frugal living. What's frugal living? Frugal living is not living as cheaply as you can. You...

No Poo Method: The Complete Guide to Start No Poo

No Poo Method: The Complete Guide to Start No Poo

No Poo Method Like everyone, I was intrigued when I heard the term "no poo". No poo? What's that? No shampoo. While you might immediately think that not using shampoo is too crazy of an idea, you should know... Shampoo was only invented in 1927 so generations of...

Capsule Wardrobe Planner: How to Build a Minimalist Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe Planner: How to Build a Minimalist Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe Plan I have not bought clothes in years among other things I stopped buying to save money every day. How? I have a capsule wardrobe. This capsule wardrobe has not only saved me money on clothes. It's helped me declutter and organize my messy closet! I...

11 Gifts for a Frugal Woman that Save Time or Money

11 Gifts for a Frugal Woman that Save Time or Money

Gifts for a frugal woman that save money or time It can be difficult to find a gift for the women in your life who are frugal. You want to give them something that shows that you know and respect their frugal lifestyle. What makes it more challenging is that a frugal...

9 Gifts for A Frugal Man that Save Time or Money

9 Gifts for A Frugal Man that Save Time or Money

Gifts for a frugal man that save time or money Every year, I struggle to come up with gifts for my husband. It's particularly difficult because my husband is a frugal person. Frugal people tend to value practical things and experiences. I look through gift guides. I...

Free Things

41 Fun Things to Do with Friends for Free

41 Fun Things to Do with Friends for Free

What fun things can you do with friends for free? Spending time with your friends is essential to staying connected. But going out every weekend can quickly get expensive. Finding fun things to do with friends for free is one of the best ways to keep your budget in...

How to Get the Tangerine Orange Key Referral Code Promotion

How to Get the Tangerine Orange Key Referral Code Promotion

Tangerine Orange Key Promotion You might be here because either: 1. You want to sign up for Tangerine and get up to $200 in free cash (depending on the current promo). However, you don't have an orange key referral to unlock the maximum amount of cash. You're...

How to Get FREE Furniture Near Me with Resources, Ideas and Tips

How to Get FREE Furniture Near Me with Resources, Ideas and Tips

How to Get Free Furniture Near Me When we moved into our 2 storey house, we were moving from a partially furnished basement apartment. After putting all of our savings into the house purchase, we could barely afford to buy anything else. We needed lots of basic...

Birthday Freebies: 49 Best Free Birthday Stuff

Birthday Freebies: 49 Best Free Birthday Stuff

Best Birthday Freebies Your birthday is a special day, but what makes it even better are all of the birthday freebies! Depending on what free birthday stuff is in your area, it might even be worthwhile to take the whole day off to get as much free stuff on your...

9 Easy, Genius Hacks to get a Free Starbucks Gift Card

9 Easy, Genius Hacks to get a Free Starbucks Gift Card

Free Starbucks! If you love sitting at Starbucks with a tall, delicious drink in hand, but sometimes feel the guilt from the $5+ purchase... You're not alone. Green tea Frappucinos at Starbucks are my guilty pleasure. Initially I tried to tell myself that $5 a day is...

Cashback Apps

Rakuten Review: How Rakuten Works and if it’s a Scam or Legit?

Rakuten Review: How Rakuten Works and if it’s a Scam or Legit?

Rakuten Review What is Rakuten? Rakuten (formerly Ebates) gives you cash back for shopping through its affiliate partners like Amazon, eBay, Expedia, Best Buy, Groupon etc. They have over 2500 affiliated companies (in the U.S.) and 750 companies (in Canada). You can...

Honey App Review: My Honest Experience with this Coupon Extension

Honey App Review: My Honest Experience with this Coupon Extension

Review of the Honey App and Extension So you're purchasing something online, you're about to check out when you see the field for "coupon"... Naturally, you google the "store name" and "coupon". You land on sites like Retailmenot.com. You see various coupons and try...

How to Save Money on a Wedding

Best Ideas For Planning A Beach Wedding on a Budget

Best Ideas For Planning A Beach Wedding on a Budget

How Do You Plan A Beach Wedding On A Budget? Planning your wedding can be such a fun activity. But if you’re on a budget, finding ways to cut your spending is the worst part of wedding planning. The good news is that hosting your wedding on the beach is an affordable...

How to Save Money on Diamond Engagement Rings

How to Save Money on Diamond Engagement Rings

How do you buy an engagement ring on a budget? According to the Knot, the average price of an engagement ring is $5900. But you don't need to spend all that money on a ring. There are plenty of things you could be putting that money towards like the cost of your...

How to Plan a Wedding on a Small Budget

How to Plan a Wedding on a Small Budget

Wedding on a Small Budget Ideas According to The Knot, the average wedding cost is $33,931 and that doesn't include the honeymoon. What if you only have a budget of $1000, $5000 or $10,000? At the end of the day, the budget doesn't dictate how wonderful the wedding...