frugal living

  1. Clothes for kids

    5 Affordable fashion finds for school

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    Kids want to look cool for back to school, so choose some stylish basics that can round out their wardrobes without busting your...
  2. School & Education

    The $100 school wardrobe

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    Think that finding a $100 school wardrobe is about as obtainable as politicians finding a solution to a $14 trillion debt? It’s...
  3. Shopping for Kids & Baby

    Tips for saving money on school clothes

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    Back-to-school shopping can be really expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Before you take out a loan for your kids' school...
  4. School & Education

    Real moms share: School supplies you can skip

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    Is it possible that spiral notebooks and actual file folders (not the kind on our desktops) have gone the way of the dinosaur? Real...
  5. School & Education

    School year budget tips for moms

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    Back to school for kids means back to the bank for mom. A credit card swipe here, an ATM withdrawal there, and back-to-school...
  6. Parenting

    How to skip out on taxes when back to school shopping

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    Looking to save some cash on back to school shopping? A handful of states in the United States offer sales tax holidays, allowing...
  7. Bargains, Savings & Shopping Tips

    3 Ways to save money on school supplies

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    Going back to school is getting harder on parent's wallets. With cash-strapped school districts, families are forced to bear more...
  8. Family Fun

    Best free family activities in North Carolina

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    North Carolina offers so much for families to do at no cost. From the extensive coast to the expansive mountains, a family can find...
  9. Skincare

    Our favorite budget beauty buys

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    Sometimes, we can’t help but splurge on pricey beauty products (which is to say, often), but we also have our low-cost favorites....
  10. Cooking & Entertaining

    5 Ways to make a meal out of what's already in your kitchen

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    Are you on a tight budget? Do you have a few days to go before payday arrives and you can go to the grocery store? Here are five...
  11. Fashion & Style

    Spring clean your closet

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    New seasons bring new styles, and the temptation to shop gets fiercer as more and more stores introduce fresh new items. Before you...
  12. Skincare

    Mini spa treatments

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    The recession has taken its toll in all corners of our lives, and the freedom to give ourselves a little taste of luxury has not...
  13. New Year - Your Life

    How to live better on less money

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    Just because you are cutting back on expenses does not mean your quality of life has to suffer. In fact, living a more pure and...
  14. Fashion & Style

    Save money on fall accessories

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    As we transition from summer to fall, you may be tempted to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe. The reality is, however, that most...
  15. Clothes for kids

    15 Quick tips for saving money on kids’ clothes

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    Just because kids grow like weeds doesn’t mean that you have to go broke when stocking their closets. So, before you try to convince...
  16. Clothes for kids

    How to find designer kids' clothes on a budget

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    Love designer kids clothes but not the price tag? You can still clothe your little fashionista in designer duds without breaking the...
  17. Clothes for kids

    Celebrity kids' style: Copy their look

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    Dress your children like celebrity kids without spending the fortune their Hollywood moms do! You can find the designer clothes of...
  18. Skin Care

    Best multipurpose beauty products

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    One of the easiest ways to save money on your beauty routine is to find products that serve multiple purposes. Not only will you...
  19. Pregnancy

    21 Ways to save on baby items

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    Having kids is expensive. From maternity clothes and care to diapers, wipes and whatever else your child needs, you spend big time....