What do you do for entertainment in your home? Do you use cable or satellite TV? How much do you pay? I’m guessing you would prefer not to answer that question, because the fact it, it’s expensive! The average cable bill right now is around $100 per month. $100!!! That is $1200 per year that is being spent just to watch TV.
Having a new baby is many things from scary, to exciting to a total blast, but one thing it doesn’t have to be is expensive. Many people will tell you that you have to have thousands of dollars to prepare for a baby and aside from your medical expenses, this is simply untrue. There are things that you can do to prepare for a baby that doesn’t stretch your budget!
Most of us have expenses in our lives that interfere with our budgets. Do you know where your budget leaks are?
Okay, are you guys gearing up for another school year? One big expense, if you are in college, are the textbooks! Each book can be nearly $100, which adds up so quickly. So, to save some money, be sure you aren’t paying full price on your textbooks. Here are two simple ways you can actually rent your books and then just return them when you’re done. This way you only pay a fraction of the price!
School is starting up for most of us this month which means we’re all starting to think about school lunch boxes and how to keep them interesting yet easy enough on us we’re not stressing them every night or morning. Here are 15 different lunch box hacks to get you started on the right foot this school year.
Are you planning a vacation in the near (or far) future? Would you like to get a jump start on saving on your trip?
Back-to-school time is always such a huge flurry of activity, and, usually quite an expensive time of year! With all of the clothes, shoes, school supplies, and backpacks you need to buy, you can easily drop a ton of money in just a very short period of time. I’ve found that the shoes are usually one of the areas that I’m willing to splurge on. But, of course, sometimes life just throws us a curve ball or two, and the purse strings only allow for some cheap shoes for back to school.
End of Summer yard sales are always my favorite. People are out and about and longing for the days to stretch out a little longer before heading back to the shuffle of Fall schedules, so browsing through yard sales is a great way to spend the time.
If you are anything like me, you long to live clutter free. If you are anything like me though, that is easier said than done. Between all of the kids stuff, sports gear, work stuff and our every day items, it feels like it is impossible to not have clutter. I know it’s possible though.
In case you didn’t know it, the holidays are mere months away. It is not a great idea to go into the shopping season without an action plan and a budget. Have you started saving yet? Or, are you looking for ways to boost your Christmas budget?