Gift Wrapping on a Budget, No Gift Bag Required

While gift bags haven’t exactly stomped out traditional wrapping paper, they’ve taken much of the personal out of wrapping presents. However, if you’ve got a wide circle of friends and family, it’s often cost prohibitive to shop the chichi gift-wrapping emporia. But it’s still possible to devise and design unique wrapping schemes without going broke. …

How Your Library Card Can Save You Money

Far from being stodgy, modern public libraries offer a wide variety of services that may well save you significant money. All you need is a library card. It’s free, and usually all you have to do is prove that you’re a resident of the city or county where the library is. Read All the Latest …

How the Weather Impacts Produce Costs and What You Can Do to Save

Have you noticed the price of produce going up as much as we have? It’s sure making an impact on our grocery budget. When we started investigating, we learned the undeniable correlation between weather and harvest. Here’s what we learned and how we’re combating the rising cost of fruits and vegetables: The Impact of Weather …

Seasonal Produce: Spring Edition

We all know the importance of eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain numerous minerals and nutrients to help our bodies work effectively. Current dietary guidelines recommend at least five servings every day. To maximize our produce dollars, we’ve learned to eat seasonally. Buying in-season fruits and vegetables helps us buy more …

How to Plan a Spring Staycation You’ll Never Forget

Many of our friends are headed out on amazing vacations. Unfortunately, a spring trip isn’t in our budget this year. Instead of getting depressed, we decided to plan the best spring staycation ever. That way we still build some fabulous memories. And we won’t even have to pack a bag! Plan When we’re leaving on …

Essentials of Planting a Spring Garden

We’ve shared gardening tips before, but never for a spring garden. Since produce tastes so much better when we grow it ourselves, we encourage you to give a garden a try this year if you can. You’ll save money at the grocery store, spend regular time outdoors, and perhaps find an enjoyable new hobby. Here …

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4 Easy Ways To Save For College

If you have children, one of your biggest concerns may be figuring out how to save for college. College is not cheap, so having a savings strategy in place is key to having a healthy college fund. Here are some ideas you can implement that will help ease the college tuition burden: Start Saving Now …

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3 Frugal Date Night Ideas For A Tight Budget

If you are in a committed relationship, regular date nights can really help strengthened the bond you have with your partner. However, if you are on a budget, going out on a date can seem like a really large expense. Fortunately, there are several ways you can have frugal date nights so that you do …