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28 Ways To Fix Stuff Your Kids Ruined

This is why you can have nice things.

How to Cut School Spending — and Clutter Too

Ah, it’s that time again. When the sun goes down earlier and class lists arrive in the mail. Time to relax my grip on the ambling days of summer and …

How to Create a Household Budget in 3 Steps

<i>I had fun this month talking to Mint.com about my favorite tips and how I got started. You can see the interview here. And since it’s almost 5 years</i> …

8 Budget Makeup Favorites (Plus a Beauty Industry Secret)

A couple of years ago, I published a list of what I keep in my makeup kit. Products (and people) change, so I thought it would be fun to give that …

27 Amazing Desserts Made With Leftover Halloween Candy

Because there's always room for more.

Dessert

how to organize children's clothes

In January of this past year, we were super pumped to share some fun kids clothes organization labels with you guys. We’ve been all about the systems …

17 Ways To Keep Your Home Cosy This Winter

Winter is coming. Here are some easy, inexpensive ways to keep out the cold.

23 DIY Projects That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

DIY yourself into the best parent ever.

Ditch the chicken breast!

We have a problem here in the U.K., many of us are addicted to chicken breasts and I can see why. Chicken breast is a tasty, uncomplicated meat to …

9 ways to save money in the shower

You can save money anywhere, even when you’re washing your fiddly bits.<p>Try and save some money in the shower without making huge changes. In our new …

Five thrifty uses for a potato - Miss Thrifty

<b>You know all that talk about super foods? Well, forget the nutritional miracles supposedly wrought by expensive berries and the like. Instead, fix</b> …

18 Uses For Cornstarch That Will Save You Money

Cornstarch is one of those things you probably have hiding in the back of your pantry, but you aren't really sure what to use it for. But this box of happiness that costs around one dollar actually has so many smart uses around the house. And all of these solutions save you time and money, making …

Cleaning

3 Activities to Teach Your Kids Good Financial Habits + Giveaway

Shares 25<p>It’s never too early to start teaching your kids good financial habits. If you start when they are young and lead by example, they will …

23 Easy And Inexpensive Meals You Can Make With Pita Bread

Keep these in your back pocket. (Get it?)

Healthy Eating

How to Save on a Disney Vacation | Disney on a Budget

Ahhhh, Disney.<p>Where else can an otherwise rational, perfectly frugal set of parents throw every ounce of common sense out the window and happily pay …

Hotel Booking Sites To Save You Money | Nomadic Matt

As much as I love hostels and other forms of cheap accommodation, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel: the clean room, comfy …

Hospitality

Cheap Ways To Travel Across Europe | Nomadic Matt

<i>Matt’s Note: This post was updated in 2016 to reflect recent changes in the travel industry, new experience, advice, and insight!</i><p>Best Ways To Travel …

Frozen Popsicle Chalk

The other day I was pulling out the ice cube trays to make another batch of our ice chalk when I saw the popsicle molds and decided to try those …

Awesome Money Saving Apps | Savings Apps | Save Money | Budgeting Apps | Money Mobile | iPhone | Android

Am I the only one who is completely awed by the miracle of this little technological wonder called the Smart Phone? How can one little handheld …

Ways to Save on Clothing | Get the Cheapest Prices on Clothes | Save Money on Clothes

LOVE YOUR LIFE!<p><b>Ready to face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you LOVE? Listen to the Do It Scared® Podcast with Ruth Soukup on</b> …

How to Save on Family Vacation: 8 Tips

Summer is right around the corner, which for many families means one thing: Vacation Time! I don’t know about your family, but vacations have often …

The Best Free Road Trip Travel Apps

After you've booked your hire car and sorted out accompanying car hire insurance coverage through insuremyrentalcar.com, you'll need to put plans in …

72 Budget Recipes | Recipes

Read 72 Budget Recipes today. Be inspired and dig in to the recipes, guides and tips tricks and hacks on Food Network.

Recipes

Frugal Fashion: The Winter "Everything Bag"

As much as I love fashion- there are times where I get perfectly content wearing the same two things over and over again without much variation. The …

Lauren Conrad Shares 3 Shopping Tips That Will Keep You Looking Fashionable on a Shoestring Budget

1. : Lauren advises you to shop at online outlets, flash sales, and vintage stores when on a budget. She suggested (my personal favorite), Factory, and as great options. "If you're into the vintage scene, a great consignment item can be as exciting as discovering buried treasure...and it's even …

Frock On

Move over, little black dress, there is a new garment in town: the frock. OK, OK. “Frock” sounds very 18th century, but today the frock is a …