simple childhood pleasures 2

Reclaiming Frugal Kids’ Activities We Gave Up As Adults

I used to be a bike daredevil. Ever since my babysitter put the finishing touches on teaching me how to ride one summer evening, I was hooked. I took my bike everywhere, from the farm to my friend’s house, up to the big cemetery where my grandmother…
family memberships

Are Family Memberships Worth It?

Summer is upon us—a potentially busy time for Moms and Dads. Kids are out of school and the weather and longer days are beckoning us all to spend more time outdoors. The time is ripe for some exploring as individuals, couples, and families.…
inspirational thoughts

‘Why Me’ Thinking is Toxic in Finances and in Life

I've got some inspirational thoughts for you that came about from a really trying, sick, year on my part. Making these shifts will change your life, as they have mine. I am having a trying year. It is the beginning of May, and I have managed…
frugal mothers day ideas

Frugal Mother’s Day Ideas

Sometimes what we want to give loved ones cannot come close to what we can actually afford to give them. Because there is pressure from the media, retailers, and other people to try and express all of this emotion towards others in a financial…