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Saving Time Versus Saving Money

» by May 15th, 2010 at 1:09 pm » Comments (0)

Despite my normal enthusiasm to use the Internet for anything and everything possible, online shopping is something I still have hesitation for. Probably the biggest reason is my impatience, I hate waiting for my purchases to show up days or weeks later. The second reason for my dislike is the shipping costs although I will […]



Friday’s Frugal Fact: Buy Off Season

» by April 17th, 2009 at 8:16 am » Comments (1)

Except in rare circumstances, I never pay full price for anything. I use coupons, shop sales and browse clearance racks. I love clearance racks. Buying off season can allow you to get twice as much for your money as you normally would. For example I recently bought a pair of Hello Kitty shoes for my […]



Thursday Thirteen: 13 Quickie Dinners For Busy Days

» by April 16th, 2009 at 8:11 am » Comments (0)

Moms are busy people and sometimes getting dinner on the table is a near impossible feat. But before you pick up that phone and order pizza or Chinese, try one of these quick, budget-friendly recipes Chicken And Rice – Originally a slow-cooker recipe I have found it works just as well in the oven. All […]



KISS – Safe Shopping Practices

» by December 16th, 2008 at 7:07 am » Comments (0)

Don’t worry, this post isn’t about carrying pepper spray and shopping with a buddy during extended holiday hours (although both are good ideas). I want to talk about simply simple ways to not overspend and overindulge this season. Don’t carry more than one credit card – If you don’t want to end up charging the […]



KISS (Keep It Simply Simple) – Paying Off Debt

» by November 8th, 2008 at 7:04 am » Comments (0)

Every financial freedom/ debt free blog deals with paying off debt and the right and wrong ways to do it. The fact is that if you are truly serious about getting our of debt, you can do it. The other fact is most people are not prepared to do whatever it takes to gt out […]



The Three Rs – Saving Money While Saving The Planet

» by August 30th, 2008 at 7:07 am » Comments (2)

The Three Rs stand for Reduce, Reuse,and Recycle. These categories can overlap in some ways and the best products can go through all three stages. The best thing is that the three Rs can save you money as well as being better for the planet. I just wanted to write a short post talking about the three Rs […]



Never Pay Someone Else To Do What You Can Do Yourself

» by August 21st, 2008 at 5:58 pm » Comments (0)

I’ve never been a big fan of paying other people to do things I could do myself. I’m talking about mowing my own lawn, cutting my children’s hair, doing my own nails, and managing my own money. Granted I’ve made a lot of mistakes with my personal finances and I’m only starting to get into […]



KISS (Keep It Simply Simple) – Food Shopping

» by August 16th, 2008 at 7:41 am » Comments (0)

The reason so many articles are written about how to save money on food shopping is because it is one of the items in your monthly budget that you have control over. Even so, I see more people stubbornly holding on to their old way of grocery shopping despite being in financial trouble. Food is […]



Watching The Ever-Changing World With Worry

» by June 11th, 2008 at 12:57 pm » Comments (0)

This post is going to be a bit different from the stuff I usually blog about but I have a lot weighing down my thoughts lately and I thought maybe you would be interested in some of it. I’m hoping that a dialogue can start on this blog about the ways America and the world […]



Beat The Rising Cost Of Living – How To Save Money On Your Food Bill Part Two

» by May 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm » Comments (1)

Okay, so “tomorrow” took a little longer than expected. Here at the LMBD household, we’ve been spending a lot of time planning what we’re going to do and searching for the cheapest way possible to get supplies. Aside from that school is ending and my mother is vising from Florida so I guess I’ve been […]