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Get your kids saving with the Piggy Bank Book

As a parent, it is my job to make sure my kids are set up for the future. One of the things we as parents need to do is to be sure our children know how to take care of finances in the future. One tool you can use to do that is The Piggy […]

Back to School Shopping with Staples

Note: I was given a gift card to do my shopping and one for a giveaway, in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.   This year I decided I was going to go to Staples to do all my back to school shopping. I didn’t want to run around to a million […]

Virtual Piggy

Last month when I was downtown Chicago for a certain conference, I was invited to a breakfast with Virtual Piggy where we talked about money and kids. It’s amazing how many different opinions each parent has on whether or not kids should get allowance and such. In our house we have a chore system for […]

Eversave at #Brandcation @eversavechi

On Friday Eversave came to talk to us about their money saving program. What is Eversave: Eversave features exclusive daily deals, called Saves, from local and online businesses to consumers across the nation. The Saves grow awareness, generate sales and create new customers for businesses while offering amazing discounts of 50%-90% off for consumers. Customers […]

Frugal Friday April 16

This is my sixth week taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Since I missed last week, this is actually two week’s worth of shopping in one post. This was a light […]

Frugal Friday March 19

This is my third week taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Today she is featuring how to make your own instant oatmeal. I am definitely going to give this a try […]

Couponing Feb 27

Jewel I did 3 different transactions. Trans #1 $26.83 worth of groceries. Spent $13.71 OOP (used 1-.75 coupon, rest of savings preferred card) Got $12.50 back in Your Bucks Catalinas 25% Savings! (not counting the catalinas for the future purchases) Trans #2 $ 139.84 worth of groceries. Spent $58.15 OOP (used $47.80 in coupons, $33.89 preferred […]

Couponing Feb 23

Today I hit up two different Walgreens to do the razor, Excedrin and Right Guard deals again. Walgreens Transaction #1 Gillette Fusion Power Razor $8.99-$4 mf-$4 RR= .99 Right Guard Deoderant B1G1F deal. $4.59-$2 mc= 2.59 or $1.29 each (Sale must have ended? I wish I would have noticed BEFORE I left the store!) 🙁 […]

Couponing Feb 22: Fails and Scores

I went to a couponing class this weekend and was all excited to go coupon shopping this morning. I made a couple of beginner mistakes, but all in all I think I did ok. Walgreens Gillette Fusion Power Razor $8.99-$4 mf-$4 RR= .99 Venus Embrace Razor $8.99-$2 mc- $4 RR= $2.99  $6.99 I forgot to do […]