Posts tagged: money saving

Make Your Money Stretch with Ibotta

Make Your Money Stretch

with Ibotta

Welcome to “Making Your $ Stretch” Week 2.  Today we want to share a fun, simple app with you.  It’s easy to use, stacks with store deals, paper coupons, Savings Star, Receipt Hog, Walmart Savings Catcher, and even Checkout 51.  It’s called Ibotta.

Our family loves Ibotta.

We treat the money we earn from Ibotta as bonus money that we use towards special groceries, house decor, family entertainment and other non-essentials. Read more »



Monday Menu #8

Monday Menu:  Week 8

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Our Dresser Drawer Organization

Our Dresser Drawer Organization

As part of working toward “Controlling the Chaos” in our home, improving our bedroom on a zero budget and “simplifying” our home I have been downsizing our belongings.  I have also been discovering ways to make everyday activities (dressing, medications, laundry, etc…) easier.

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Monday Menu Week #6

Monday Menu Week #6

This week’s menu is nothing exciting and almost all easy meals due to the fact I am struggling with some additional physical issues and trying to plan accordingly so that I can take care of my family but not use all my energy on cooking or cleaning up (which my husband definitely does more than his share of dishwasher loading and emptying, bless his heart.)

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February Budget Snapshot

February Budget Snapshot 2016

Many if you have asked specifically about our budget and I have made the decision to share it with you.

Please note: I will not be sharing our actual income and total expenses due to conflict and split family issues, but I will share our list of bills and how well we do controlling our gas, food and supplies costs since I can control those.

We are skipping January due to the fact it has already passed and I didn’t keep super great records but I do know we spent around on $200 on groceries and supplies for the ENTIRE month while we implemented the “Just Make Do January” challenge.

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A Comprehensive List To Include In Your Yearly Budget (so you don’t miss a thing)

A Comprehensive List Of ITems to Include In Your Yearly Budget (so you dont miss a thing)

This is not a “how to” budget post.

This is a list of items you should consider as you are creating your budget, regardless of what budget method you use.

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12 Ways We Saved and Earned This Week

12 Ways We Saved and Earned This Week

This week’s “How We Saved and Earned” list may not seem very large compared to previous posts, but we are still implementing many of the things we shared before, such as draft dodgers, “Just Make DO Challenge“, aprons, leftovers, back to back baking, etc…   For a look back at those posts click here.

I also need to mention that we experienced a huge setback to our current emergency fund with the breakdown and repair of our furnace.  A story I share here.

12 Ways We Saved and Earned This Week

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20 Tips and Tricks for Cleaning The Inside Of Your Vehicle on a Budget

I am sure we all know how to clean out our vehicles, but here are a few tips to hopefully make the job easier.

20 Easy Tips & Tricks to Clean Your Vehicle on a Budget

20 Tips and Tricks For Cleaning Your Vehicle on a Budget

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26 Ways We Saved and Earned This Week & You Can Too

26 Ways We Saved & Earned This Week and You Can Too!26 Ways Week Saved and Earned This Week and You Can too

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