We are all looking for ways to live on a budget. Even the very rich have to have a budget…I think, I’ve never been rich! HA! Anyway I really am serious about showing you how we save thousands this year with these creative money tips.
The one thing I have learned over my lifetime is that living a thrifty lifestyle is really a matter of habit. You have to be intentional about how your money is being spent. Decide what you can buy new and what you can buy used. What’s the best bang for your buck?!
These tips are guaranteed ways to save money this year! Since living mostly on one income for the last 20 years, I’ve acquired habits and many different ways to pinch a penny. I’m not cheap either!
I love new and beautiful “stuff” as much as the next person, but what happens when you don’t have the income to support luxurious taste? You improvise!
Trust me…there are lots of ways to improvise without compromising quality and sometimes quantity! You just have to learn how.
Save Thousands This Year With These Creative Money Tips
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The Ultimate Thrift Store Guide to Successful Clothes Shopping ~ We all want to look our very best, but if you walk through the Malls it’s easy to be discouraged at the prices. If you’ve every walked into a thrift store though you may felt super discouraged about the rows and rows of clothing. I have 15 PLUS tips and tricks that will guarantee you a beautiful look without breaking the bank!
It’s incredibly amazing how much money you can save with just right Grocery Budget. It’s truly the one item that is flexible in most budgets. If you want to create the Grocery Budget that Works for YOU, then you can go on over to our Grocery Budget Page and get started saving the next time you go to the grocery store!
Coupon Lingo, Abbreviations and Definitions ~ Don’t panic when you see this! LOL So many reality TV shows have blown couponing way out of the water. With unrealistic massive purchasing of …. Macaroni and Cheese! Let’s get real! Couponing CAN save you some great money if you know what all of that coupon and grocery store lingo is! Hop over and learn a few of them because they are guaranteed to save you money this year without mass stockpiling.
Grocery Store University by Money Saving Mom is also a fun and easy way to learn all about saving money at the grocery store! Her short class have over 2 hours of videos with TONS OF Tips and Tricks for getting the MOST out of your money. It is definitely worth checking out if you are just starting out and want to be able to go back over all of the information as much as you want! Definitely worth checking out! (affiliate)
16 Ways to Buy Thrift Store Christmas Gifts ~ This is not your typical ugly gifting! Tips for buying fun and beautiful gift items at Thrift Stores!
Freezer Meals the Easy Way ~ Buying in Bulk can be an amazing way to save BIG. Learn how I purchase 40 lbs. of chicken and process it in 2 hrs. Also see which Freezer Cooking Method is right for you.
7 Ways to Save Money on Meat ~ Great tips to save at the grocery store.
6 Ways to Choose the Perfect Food Co op and Save Big Money ~ All Co ops are not created equal. If joining one seems overwhelming and undesirable, then check out my family friendly check list for choosing a Co op that is just right for you and your family.
Make Your Own Gourmet Coffee Drinks and Espresso ~ A step by step tutorial showing you how to make Espresso AND some gourmet coffees! You can save a ton of money here just by learning the basics!
Save Big Money by Buying Groceries and Big Ticket Items with Sales Cycles ~ Did you know that Grocery Stores and Retail Stores have what is called sales cycles? This will give you a detailed list month by month and also has a 4 page printable that you can download!
Keep a Traveling Sports Menu! ~ If you have kids in sports, then you know how expensive it can be when you are on the road and everyone is hungry. Skip the fast food and see what we do to eat fun and on the cheap while traveling.
Save Money On Furniture Shopping ~ Looking for new furniture this year? Check out how I’ve bought some of my most precious pieces for super inexpensive!!
Make your own Homemade Snacks for Kids ~ I make tons of my own snack foods for my kids to save money. Now that they are teen athletes, it’s a must or we would be flat broke!
Lets Blow the Whistle on Grocery Store Prices ~ Some great tips for keeping an eye on those grocery store prices and packaging. Are you really getting a deal?
Use up Your Leftovers! ~ Ok really, leftovers are not icky! See how to make a yummy Taco soup out of leftover taco meat with FREE printable for helping you with leftovers! Simple!
I can promise you that if you actually DO some of these things throughout the year…these are guaranteed ways to save thousands this year stay on budget.
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