The Easiest Way to Save for a Rainy Day

My husband switched jobs and got a drastic pay-cut back in June, so we have basically been doing a spending freeze since then. It’s been pretty strict, and I don’t do nearly as much online browsing as I used to do. Sigh. I guess it’s for the better of our financial situation.   © cristovao31… Keep reading →

Shred Your Own Cheese for Significant Savings!

Over the last seven years, since I started grocery shopping for myself and my family, I’ve noticed one very harsh reality: the cost of cheese is going up and I don’t see it coming back down. *UPDATE 6/17/2015: It’s coming down!! [AdSense-A] I like cheese. I like to use it in my food. I like to… Keep reading →

Skip the Hotel and Stay in a Vacation Rental

Last August we went on a family vacation to Portland and Seattle. It was another Babymoon of sorts for us. I was 4 months pregnant, but we decided to tote our 13 month old along with us. So it wasn’t the Babymoon we had the first time. 😉 We don’t like to spend a fortune… Keep reading →

Save Hundreds on Vacation by Taking Public Transportation

Three months before our first baby was due, we took a little vacation. You might know this type of getaway as a “Babymoon.” It was all baby and no moon, that’s for sure! 😉 All the vacations we’ve ever been on together have been road trips, except this particular one. We decided that since I… Keep reading →