Wednesday, September 24, 2008

7 ways to beat inflation

Fall is upon us and we all know what that means, increased utilities, spending more for those comfort foods we all enjoy as it get cooler, and of course the beginning of weeks of preparation for all the upcoming fall and winter celebrations. Since the value of every body's dollar is not keeping up with the cost of those many items we're having to buy, I thought it would be a good idea to share a few tips from Lending Tree which I found to good not to share. Of course we all love to buy what we want, but in times like these, tweaking a few areas after looking at your spending habits may require you to cut down or cut out altogether a few of those chai tea lattes and weekly mani/pedi's one just can't seem to function without.
Lending Tree has put together a few tips to help us all out in case you don't know what to do in this inflated economy with your deflated dollar to get started.
7 ways to beat inflation

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dressing for the cooler days.

Hello everybody, decided to put some reminders out for everyone since cooler days are ahead. Seems like just yesterday we were all headed to the pool. Now the time has come to put away the swimsuit cover-ups and pull out the jackets and sweaters. Following is a list of personal tips I'd like to share for the upcoming cooler days:

1. Dress in layers. It's easier to take have it on and take it off than not to have it at all.

2. Pack a sweater or jacket in the kids backpacks. Of course they'll resist since they never get cold.

3. Purchase a pair of rain boots and raincoat for those damp days.

4. Keep a blanket in your trunk. You'll thank yourself many times over at those early morning soccer and football games while you're cheering on the sidelines.

5. Purchase a throw. It's quite versatile and can be use for keeping you warm to a table cloth at a tailgating party.

6. And last for those of you who like to cozy up by the fire, now would be a good time to clean the old ashes out and have the fireplace checked out so it will be ready when you're set to mood.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FamilyFun: Summer Vacation Fun (Ideas for Road Trips, Weekend Getaways, Camping Trips) - and More Family Fun

FamilyFun: Summer Vacation Fun (Ideas for Road Trips, Weekend Getaways, Camping Trips) - and More Family Fun

Big Savings on End Of Summer Travel

Are you looking for end of the summer get a way ideas that include the kids? Well you're in luck now is a great time to catch some really great deals to see Mickey and friends or venture off shore on a family cruise before everyone is knee deep in homework and after school activities. See this list for links to saving on hotels and other travel expenses.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The School Bells are ringing; don’t miss the Bus on Savings!!

Well I don't know about everyone else but, we're counting down the days until the "School bells start Ringing" in our house. I have to ask, are you prepared? If so, share some of the sites you found useful in the quest to save a dollar or two on getting ready for back to school.

I found savings at sites like who has $5 shipping on entire orders and shirts for as low as $5.99. And if you go to, you can get an additional 50 percent off on certain items. The Children's Place even has a savings club giving you the opportunity to earn $10 back for every $75 you spend.

Last, Tax Holidays are coming up in many areas, look here to see if your state or city is participating and where to get a head start on where to begin saving. Consider squeezing in that last family trip for the summer, and plan an extended weekend in a state that is having a "Tax Holiday". Why not shop for bargains while taking in the area attractions. Many hotels are even offering shopping packages which include gift cards to local stores.

We're headed to Mall of America, which they don't charge tax on clothing. How about you?

» 2008 Sales Tax Holiday Schedule on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money -

The Value of a Dollar

Looking up the word "Value" in the dictionary or using, you will find yourself armed with many useful meanings for the word. Everything from how you view someone's worth, to monetary notation's for items purchased, exist for the word.
For many of us value is definitely not what we're seeing in the American dollar these days. I think we all can agree, constantly watching the market go up and down is worse than a roller coaster ride with no harness to keep you seated.
With this in mind, when was the last time you talked to your kids about the value of a dollar and how far it does or doesn't go these days. Get a head start on sharing the pros and woes of investing and saving for a rainy day. Share with them how to make wise choices with their allowances and the difference between wants and needs. Set goals for special items and tell them for every dollar saved you'll add a dollar to match.
Let's face it people, it's times like we're in now, where the real lessons of the value of a dollar are learned. And who better to teach them how to spend wisely then you.

15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money -

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Buying Kids Shoes

Today I have decided to focus on how to successfully buy kids shoes online. Many times we see great bargains for the little ones we would love to take advatage of, but aren't sure how to properly fit the kiddos without an expert salesman and the shoe sizer at the store. Wonder no more since I came across this great article on how to measure and buy shoes online.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shopping for Justice

Well everyone it's that time of year again when we all rush to the stores in search of school supplies that take you to more than one store in search of everything on the seemingly endless list, to buying outfits the kids will be out of before the first Holiday rolls around. To help ease some of the pains of going in the purse, I've decided to go on a mission to help save the day, or at least a few dollars. I'm shopping for justice and hope all of you will join in the fight. If you see any savings out there big or small please be sure to share the site with the rest of us who are attempting to clothe our children in the latest fashions for the upcoming school year and do share your thoughts on how you're able to get it done without dipping into the college savings.


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