Time and money are both at a premium for us mamas. But, one of the biggest drains on both are our trips to the grocery store. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like a grocery run is one of the biggest time sucks I run into, and if I’m not careful, it can squander away our budget too. Thankfully, I’ve put a few other practices in place to help save our budget, but one of the things that I’ve most recently been able to do is take advantage of a little technology to save me time AND money when I need to make a grocery run! I don’t like to keep money-saving secrets to myself, so here are a few of my favorite apps to save money and time at the grocery store!
Just like every other holiday this year, it seems like Valentine’s Day has snuck up on us. We don’t do anything too major for this holiday, but we still like to do a little something for one another as a good reminder of how much we care. As I was thinking about what we want to do this year, I realized how little time we have, but I was also able to come up with some fun and simple last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t sweat it. There is still lots you can do before the big day, so check out these last minute Valentine’s Day ideas.
I am definitely a warm weather person who could almost do without any winter weather, except at Christmastime. I’m never going to be able to control the weather to make it just right for me, but what I can do is control the heating in our home to make it the most ideal. However, it’s always my goal to do that without spending bookoo bucks. We’re spending a lot more time at home this winter, and we have a little one to think about. So, keeping the house warm and cozy is a top priority, so I’ve come up with a few tips for maximizing our winter heating so we can stay warm and still save money. Check out my tips and let me know if you have any of your own!
The beginning of the year is as good of a time as any to rework your finances and get things back in order, and one of the best ways you can do that is implementing effective financial habits. I’ll admit, our finances have been a work in progress since we got married. (You might remember our big b-word talk…) But, there have always been three habits that we had in place with our finances that have made a huge difference in our ability to pay down our debt, live contently, and spend wisely. So, what are those three habits? Check them out and see if they won’t help you get back on track with your finances.
The holidays are great for a lot of things, except…the budget. Obviously, it’s important to set aside money for Christmas, but even having done that you probably aren’t applying any extra funds toward your financial goals at this time of year. In any case, though, we’ve successfully made it through the holidays and now it’s time to get back on track with several things in life, but especially your finances. Want to refresh your finances? Check out these simple ideas for getting back on track with your finances!