Archive for the Saving money Category


Five easy ways to save money on vacation

Hi y’all, I’m so glad to be back! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but with two out-of-town weddings and new work opportunities to pursue, it’s been pretty crazy around here. I don’t think I’ll be able to post every day, but I’ll do my best to write when I can! Anyway, back to […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Grocery store bulk discounts on alcohol I swear, despite my posts on how to save money on booze, I really don’t drink that much. But, we entertain, I go to girls’ nights, […]

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Friday Five – Favorite Stores Edition

I’m doing something a little different for the Friday Five today: highlighting some of my favorite stores that can help save you time and money. Everyone knows I love Costco’s prepared food, Fresh & Easy’s coupons and Target’s red card, but here are a few others, both brick-and-mortar and online. 1. Home Goods My friend, […]

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Jean Chatzky Features Time is Money Mommy Guest Post

I’ve watched financial expert, Jean Chatzky, on the Today Show for years and always admired her. I follow her on Twitter, so when she tweeted this summer that she was accepting guest blog posts, I wrote in right away. I was thrilled that she (and her amazing team member, Arielle) liked my post. It was […]

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Five Easy Ways to Boost Your Savings

I know how hard it is to build up a savings account. Even when you make a good living, it seems like there are always unexpected expenses. A broken garage door, cracked toilet and money for kindergarten field trips…that was just the past week in our house, and I’m sure you’ve all been there. That […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. The Wet Brush My sister-in-law was visiting last week, and she has a lot of hair. It takes hours for a professional to dry it, and it is wavy so it tangles […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Google Shared Calendar Every family is busy with work and social commitments. I have a cute photo calendar of the kids, but I don’t ever write on it. When events come up, […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Target clearance bathing suits In many parts of the country, it is the end of summer. Not so much here in San Diego, as our warmest months are often September and October. […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Gymboree Uniform Pants We were going Chase’s cousin’s wedding reception when I realized that Clay didn’t have any pants to wear. I ran to the mall with my Gymboree 20 percent off […]

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Playing Powerball: 10 Things I’d Do If I Won the Lottery

I recently read a post on DailyWorth, where the author says she doesn’t play the lottery because she can’t imagine “anything worse than winning.” I normally love Daily Worth, and I would never make a negative comment on someone else’s post, so I left it alone. But, that seemed like a silly, extreme comment to […]

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