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SAVING MONEY WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

Babies are expensive. And they don’t get any cheaper as they grow (though when I no longer have to pay for full-time daycare, it will certainly feel like we got a raise!). If you want to be a little shocked by the estimated cost of raising a child, check out this calculator. When I was […]

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HOW TO TRAVEL CHEAPER–WITH KIDS!

School’s almost out for summer, and the students (and their teachers!) have been counting down the days until they can sleep in on the weekdays and unwind a little after a long year.  Because my husband and I are both teachers, on those days that we aren’t still working in some capacity (believe me, teachers […]

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HOW TO VACATION FOR FREE (OR ALMOST FREE)

One of the most common things I hear from my Mama friends is, “I need a vacation!” And you know what? They do! I do! YOU do! Let’s face it. We push ourselves waaaay too hard. We need breaks to reset ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s usually the women who need vacations the most that think they […]

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SAVE MONEY IN THE NEW YEAR

The new year gives us all the opportunity to reflect on things that we would like to change about ourselves and our lifestyle. Perhaps you are opening your credit card bills in January and realize that maybe you went a little overboard with the holiday spirit and you vow not to do it again next […]

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GUIDE TO BLACK FRIDAY AND BEYOND

I admit it. I am one of those crazy people who LOVES Black Friday. My mom and I have made it a tradition now to go shopping on Black Friday, and now Thanksgiving night. I don’t love that more stores are open on Thanksgiving and wish they would go back to 5 a.m. Black Friday […]

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5 non-couponing ways to save money on groceries

I have three kids younger than three and a half. Disorganization is my middle name. So you can probably imagine that I. Hate. Coupons. However, I happen to LOVE saving money. Maybe that’s why my fiscally minded (financial planner) hubby was so interested in me. 😉 I doubt it though, because as much as I […]

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Couponing Tips from a Money Saving Mama

Have you watched the Extreme Couponing episodes on tv?  I have and I wonder how on earth do these people save so much money and get SO many coupons?  I love coupons but I’m no extreme couponer.  I’m trying to do the best I can for my little family.  Here’s what I’ve found that works […]

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