How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Child Care

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]

Published or Updated: June 23, 2016

Cutting the Cord – How to Get Rid of Cable

Cable TV costs a fortune. According to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., the average household pays $99.10 a month for TV. This represents at 39% increase over 2010 figures. With streaming options growing, however, many families have started to cut the cord. We even wrote a guide on how to get rid of cable while still […]

Published or Updated: January 19, 2016

42 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $15

Think your slim Christmas budget limits you to shoddy gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? Think again! This list of 42 gift ideas under $15 runs the gamut from hilarious gag gifts to best-selling books to toys for girls and boys. Check out the list to get great ideas for anyone and everyone on […]

Published or Updated: December 15, 2015

72 Online Shopping Websites With Free Shipping

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift shopping. And this year carries good news for online shoppers: more websites than ever are offering free shipping. To compete with the all-powerful Amazon.com, more and more sites are jumping on the free shipping bandwagon. As with Amazon, though, you might have to […]

Published or Updated: November 2, 2015

9 of the Best Meal Plans

If your normal weeknight dinner plans involve dining out or scrounging around the fridge for leftovers, meal planning could be exactly what you need. A great meal plan can help you eat well while saving money. With so many meal plans to choose from, which are the best? And which one is best for you? We’ve […]

Published or Updated: October 7, 2015

Make Meal Planning Easy: $5 Meal Plan Review

As a working mom trying to feed a picky husband and a pickier preschooler, meal planning is basically the bane of my existence. I’m always looking for a simpler, easier way to plan meals, grocery shop, and cook – without spending a fortune. At the same time, I want to be healthy, and I want […]

Published or Updated: February 3, 2016

Republic Wireless vs. Cricket

If one of your biggest monthly expenses is your cell phone bill, you’re not alone. With major wireless carriers charging more and more for their services, many consumers are looking for a way to cut costs in this area. Luckily, new service providers are popping up all the time, and they’re offering better coverage for […]

Published or Updated: December 3, 2016

8 Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Under $20

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to present some ideas for homemade, low cost gift ideas for mom. The problem is that I’m not really a “homemade, low cost gifts for mom” kind of guy. Fortunately, our daughter loves crafts. So I asked her to find some great gift ideas from Pinterest.  Here’s what […]

Published or Updated: May 6, 2015

Ebates Review – Get Cash Back On Every Online Purchase

Ebates became the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping over 10 years ago. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates. Joining Ebates is always free and no matter how much money you spend through […]

Published or Updated: November 28, 2015

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