Spring break is just around the corner, and parents are scratching their heads trying to figure out what to do with their kids during the holiday. Heidi McIndoo at our sister site, Living on the Cheap, has come up with some great activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Check out the (safe!) science experiments and a host of indoor activities for iffy weather days. For example: Kid … [Read more...] about What To Do With Kids During Spring Break
Carol Cavazos has some great tips in Living on the Cheap that she acquired from downsizing expert Monica Friel. She not only gives us great ideas for downsizing the many things we manage to accumulate in our homes over time, but she also has a link at the beginning on her other article on downsizing your home. Check it out here: … [Read more...] about Ways to Eliminate Some Clutter and Maybe Save Money!
There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. So check out these possibilities: INSTALL A HOME ALARM SYSTEM - This money saving idea is also for senior homeowners, so if you’re a renter you can skip this … [Read more...] about Great Discounts for Seniors That You May Not Have Known About
When you receive your income tax refund, it’s okay to allow yourself a little treat. It may not be completely logical to run out and buy new shoes or take the family out to dinner when you also have debts, but sometimes, it’s nice to do. Don’t blow all of it, though. Think about having fun with 10% of the refund, then using the rest to improve your financial situation. Read Dawn Papandrea's ten … [Read more...] about How to Spend Your Tax Refund
Strategies to take control of your money and organize your financial life Raise your hand if you’ve ever made this resolution before: This year, I vow to take control of my money. Raise your other hand if, once again last year, you failed to exert the kind of budget control you wanted. This can be the year you get control. There are lots of ways to budget, and you can find people to … [Read more...] about How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions: Managing Your Money
With the Washington area in the grips of a frigid winter, homeowners are thinking of how to cut down on their heating costs. Here is a list of suggestions compiled by Teresa Mears for Living on the Cheap: To start, the U.S. Department of Energy has a do-it-yourself energy audit on its website, or you can call a contractor for a professional audit. Homeowners should start with smaller tweaks … [Read more...] about Tips for Cutting Down Your Heating Bill
Want to discover the secrets of super savers? Living On The Cheap's Teresa Mears and Laura Daily have just published “The Ultimate Guide to Coupons”. We share the smart way to use coupons, investing just minutes to save dollars. To make it super simple, the guide can be downloaded as an e-book to your smartphone, tablet or desktop OR you can buy it in paperback through Amazon. Would you like … [Read more...] about Learn the Secrets of Saving Money with Coupons in Less Time
Saving money at the box office can be as tricky as a suspense thriller…or full of laughs like a comedy. However, here are eight ways you can be a superstar saver at the box office. Even those who must see a film on opening weekend can still save a few bucks. The key is to plan ahead and be flexible. You should never pay full-price at the box office or concession stand, so we're sharing our … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Save at Regal Cinemas