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Back to School Shopping Shouldn’t Leave You Broke

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

School Supplies I just read a great article entitled “Back to School Shopping Shouldn’t Leave You Broke” at www.Crosswalk.com, written by Tawra Kellam from www.LivingOnADime.com.

So true, we should not have to bust the budget or bank just to get the kids back in school! Tawra shares some excellent money saving tips:

  • Wait for the list to come out and stick to it, otherwise you might buy things you don’t need. Remember, the Bank of Mom doesn’t pay for frills. Any extras the kids want will have to be funded from their own cash reserves. I do understand that it is nice for kids to have “hip” back-to-school supplies. I look at yard sales and thrift stores for brand-name finds. For instance, I recently found a gently used Barbie backpack and a Barbie lunch box, and no one would know that I paid $1.00 each instead of the $32 that Becky Johnson’s mom paid. Who says stay at home mom’s don’t make any money? (more…)

Back to School Shopping all Year Long – Stocking Up on Kids Clothing

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Image from www.GoodHousekeeping.com

Clothing our kids these days can get to be a pretty expensive task! You can easily spend your whole month’s grocery budget on a couple of stylish outfits! I’m not saying that I have done this and I hope you have not either, but when money is tight you have to be creative.

Stocking up on clothing throughout the year is a great way to spread out the cost and you will also be able to find some fabulous deals!

My favorite ways to get great prices on kids clothes is shopping the End of Season Clearance Sales, eBay and Garage Sales!

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Garage Sale Secrets Giveaway ~ Ebook, Planner & Pricing Guide

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Take the stress out of planning your garage sale this year!

Garage Sale Season is upon us!

If you have been putting off that sale because of all the stress and hard work that goes with it, you can make it a little easier on yourself this year with the Secrets of Successful Garage Sales – Ebook, Planner & Pricing Guide!

I am going to give away a free copy NEXT Wednesday, July 22, and all you have to do to enter to win is share a garage sale story with us!

You can share how much money you made (I just made $1000), any garage sale nightmares, your best garage sale tips and so on.

Just leave a comment below and the winner will be randomly chosen next Wednesday and will receive the Secrets of Successful Garage Sales – Ebook, Planner & Pricing Guide!

Summer Survival #4 ~ Getting it Together & Organized

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

So now you have the tips and the tools to maintain your sanity this summer and keep your kids and house in order, but what to do with them?

Now it’s time to get it all together and get it organized!

Some of your charts and lists can be kept in your Household Planner or in a folder or binder. Be sure to keep all of your originals in a safe place too, so you can use them again next summer!

Sample Display of Summer Survival Templates

Some of your charts and lists you will want to display in a place where the whole family can see and access them. (more…)