Car Maintenance: Know When To Replace Your Tires {sponsored}

Tire Tread Penny Trick

Do you include car maintenance in your budget? Back in my less frugal days I would ignore the expense until I was hit with a large repair bill. Ouch. While it’s no surprise that cars require maintenance-it just tends to sneak up on us if we don’t plan ahead. Now, of course, I include a […]

15 Essential Baby Items with Chicco {sponsored}

15 must-have baby essentials

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Since many readers are entering or in the ‘baby’ phase of life I’m thrilled to share that I’ll partnering with Chicco to share some great money-saving ideas for new […]

Better Baking & Easier Dieting With Fraser Scale {sponsored}

Fraser Scale

One of the most essential and overlooked tools you can have for your kitchen is a kitchen scale. It can be used for a variety of reasons such as precise measuring for baking, measuring ingredients for cooking, or to monitor your portion size when you’re aiming to eat healthier. We have a scale, but I […]

Must-have handbag essentials kit {sponsored}

must have handbag essentials

One of the things I’m slightly obsessive about is keeping a stash of things in my handbag at all times. I call it my essentials kit. It’s not that I’m the most organized person in the world, but I’ve learned the hard way that getting caught without my essentials means disaster. I keep all the […]

Try GIANT brand with Buy Theirs, Get Ours FREE {sponsored}

buy theirs, get ours free

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve partnered with GIANT Food Stores for 2015 to bring you more great posts about saving money on groceries, healthy recipes, and of course their affordable prices. Today I’m sharing a great deal with you. Once again GIANT brings back the ever popular ‘Buy Theirs, Get Ours FREE’ promotion. It’s a […]

10 ways to save or spend your tax refund {sponsored}

save or spend tax refund

It’s tax season so for many Americans it’s also tax refund season. Tax refunds may seem like a windfall, but with some well thought out planning you can use your tax refund to reach your financial goals. While you may find yourself tempted to splurge on vacation or buy a new wardrobe I have lots […]

11 Tips for Teaching Kids About Money from Discover {sponsored}

11 tips to teach kids about money

Teaching kids to be responsible with money and teaching them how to be fiscally responsible is a huge challenge. From the moment they are able to ask for things there are opportunities to teach kids about how to manage their money. It doesn’t matter if they’re 3 or 13 there’s always more to discuss. As […]

Homemade Oreo Cookies & Cream ‘Ice Cream’ Recipe {sponsored}

Homemade Cookies and 'cream' ice cream

It’s not often we have treats at home, but when we do we like to go all in. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or a ‘just because’ celebration we have fun putting together menus and treats for the whole family. Oreos are a staple from my childhood, and my kids have a fondness for them, […]