How to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

I talk with a lot of people who wish they could save a little more each month with their grocery bill.  Sometimes, the difference in amounts spent for food can be upwards of $100 -$200 per month for similar sized families.  Interestingly, most of the people I know who have their grocery budget under control utilize some or all of the tips below. Plan a Month’s Worth of Meals. If you’re like our … [Read more...]

Home Improvement and Repairs | 10 Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards. Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to win … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel Take advantage of the free travel booking service at Help Me Travel Cheap. Book early. Check out Southwest Airlines – when you factor in baggage cost, it is hard to find a better price than Southwest.  However, you need to know they have an open seating policy that some people find annoying.  Learn more about Southwest family boarding policy. Set your … [Read more...]

How To Save Money On Your Home Office

How to Save Money on your Home Office Make your own furniture.  I’ve built all the bookshelves in my office. Buy used furniture at a second hand store or watch for companies going out of business.  A couple of years ago I got two filing cabinets for $15 each when a local Christian bookstore was going out of business. Default your computer to print in draft and black and white. Download a … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money On Gas

10 Ways to Save Money on Gas Drive a little under the speed limit. You'll also ensure that you never get a speeding ticket! Accelerate slowly, coast longer, and brake more gradually. Shop before you buy. Sites like Gasbuddy and MSN Autos let you search for the lowest prices in your area. Pay cash. Some gas stations are cash only, and therefore have lower prices. Consider purchasing a … [Read more...]

Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs

10 Ways To Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Close off the leaks using caulk, weather stripping, and other appropriate means. When heating your home, turn down the thermostat by 3-5 degrees when you're at home. When heating your home, set the thermostat to 55 degrees, or turn off the heating system … [Read more...]