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 […]

Are We Doing Our Kids a Disservice By Letting Them Go To College?

photo courtesy For this small town girl, getting away to college, experiencing life on my own, living in the dorms, learning self discipline, all while getting a great education to catapult me into life, was the way to go. The experience was so magical and amazing I think any and every kid needs to experience […]

Entertaining on a Budget

I had the Homecoming Dinner at our house for my daughters group. I was able to serve a very elegant dinner for not a lot of money. It saved all the kids money not having to go out to eat, but it also gave the girls less time in those high heel shoes that they […]

How To Pay For Your College Education Part 1

There are many things that the university financial aid offices think you should do like :: Sell your house Sell off your property Sell a kidney Quit eating Cancel your insurance You know, they look at your income and think you have money and assets and therefore you should be able to pay for college […]

Should We Pay For Good Grades?

The school year has either started or nearly started and out comes the question…. Should we pay our children if they get good grades? And if you do, how much is too much? PROS of paying for grades If your child has been slacking it will hopefully help them keep the grades up Gives your […]

Senior Pictures. A Splurge or Not?

That is the question…… Now I am just trying to find the answer. I just came across this website that mocked all the senior picture poses from years gone by. You know what I’m talking about. Leaning against a ladder, like it’s something you do every day. Or snuggled up against a wall, because that’s […]

Should We Pay for Our Kids’ College Education?

We have spent the spring looking at colleges and we aren’t even done yet, we are headed to Settle this week to check out more.  It’s crazy the cost of college education. It’s also crazy to hear people talk about college now. It’s different than it used to be. Many are arguing that getting a […]

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 […]

School Clothes Shopping That’s Easy on Your Pocketbook

Just like school supplies, there are keys to getting the great deals.  Read on for your Tuesday Tip: Shop Your Closet – I don’t care how big or small your closet or drawers are, there are things in there you have forgotten about.  Pull out everything and evaluate.  This is where everyone should start. Have […]