I love entertaining at my house, but it can be expensive to feed my clan! That doesn't stop me from having a great summertime BBQ; I just find creative ways to keep the costs low.
With Independence Day just around the corner, here are some tips on throwing a backyard bash without breaking the bank:
1. If someone asks to bring something, LET THEM (sodas, side salad, dessert or their signature dish)!
2. Buy in bulk and buy at the right places. First get organized and make a list of exactly what yo... [More]
Let's face it - putting money in a savings account isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to do with your hard-earned cash, even for adults. If you find it difficult to motivate yourself to save, imagine how kids feel about saving. Here are some tips on how to help motivate your kids to save money and become financially responsible individuals:
1) Give your kids a weekly allowance and help them set a budget.
Have your kids agree to an amount that they should save weekly and ... [More]
Coming from a large family, vacation budgeting is something I learned young. Vacationing is about spending time with the people we appreciate, not about blowing all your cash in just a few short days. There’s no reason to break the bank over your summer vacation. If you’re traveling with people you enjoy, there’s a cost saver right there. A lot of your entertainment will simply involve playing games, laughing, and unwinding with good company…that’s all FREE!... [More]