It’s Prom Season Again

Prom can get expensive, but we have come up with a few ways to make it more affordable. I am bringing this post back from last year, How to Do Prom Affordable Yet Beautiful, because it was filled with money saving ideas. And I should say not just ideas, but things that we did that […]

Should You Buy Your Teenager a Car?

Alright this is a legit question and I have friends on both sides of the fence. One side says, “It makes my life easier and less running around for me.” The other group says, “I am NOT going to just hand them a car, they need to earn it or pay for it or have […]

5 Chores I Would Never Pay My Kids to Do

Over the years I have gone back and forth over “if” and “how much” I will pay me kids, but there are some things I just won’t pay my kids to do. I firmly believe that my kids are part of this family and because of that they need to help out.  Unfortunately for my […]

A Whole Lot of Frugal Going On

Today I have a Guest Post over at Frugal Living NW.  You have heard me mention this sight many times.  I love having a local deal blog that I can follow so I can save on all my grocery and household needs. If you are coming over from Frugal Living NW, I thank you for […]

School Clothes Shopping with a Middle School Girl

Today I am going to reach out to you and ask you, is this a Money 4 This or Not 4 That?  If you have a middle school girl you know exactly where I am headed.   If you don’t, but you remember your middle school years you too know where I am headed. Boys […]

Tuesday’s Tip – Teenage Clothing Swap

Who doesn’t like getting something for nothing or something for nearly nothing?  I think we all do. You might remember our recent Prom that we did on a budget.  You might also remember how my daughter found a way to make a necklace that she had seen else where for over $30. You have also […]

Happy Mother’s Day

My day was amazing because I have an amazing family.  I love them. I have been a Mom for 16 years, but this was a Mother’s Day of firsts for me. The first time I have had one of my kids be taller than me The first time I have had a kid driving themselves […]

Teach Your Kids Money Management – GIVEAWAY

If you have been following me at all you know I am passionate about Teaching Kids the Value of Money.  I feel, as parents, it is a huge responsibility on our part. I have shared a few different ways we have done it over the years, but I haven’t even touched on the number of […]

Vacation Spending Money for Kids

This is a series on Kids and Money.  If you haven’t read my first post you should start with Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money. When our kids were in 3rd and 5th grade we decided to take them to Disneyland.  Now, it’s no surprise that I am frugal, hence the blog, so dishing […]