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12 Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel

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Travel season is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you've got the bug and you are ready to hit the road.....or the skies!  Of course vacationing with the whole family can be a challenge, especially when it comes to air travel.  While one ticket might seem affordable, that same price multiplied by four [...]

10 Pantry Staples to Always Keep on Hand

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

How to Organize a Garage Sale

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I'll be honest.  I'm not a huge fan of garage sales, even though I've organized quite a few of them over the years.  My personal opinion is that they are a lot of work--more work than they are worth!  I would personally rather get a higher price on my big-ticket items by selling them on [...]

How to Avoid Credit Traps

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This is a guest post from Kim Anderson of Thrifty Little Mom “If I use my credit card I get a cash back bonus!” “If I open a new credit card account today I can save an extra 10%?” “Wow, if I transfer my current balance I can get 0% interest for a year?” “Hey, [...]

How to Plan a Party in 48 Hours

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I'm no stranger to party planning.  Even so, over the past few years, throwing big, elaborate, Pinterest-worthy shindigs (like this Sweet Shop party or this CAKE party or my all time favorite, this Beachy Mermaid party) has become less and less of a priority for me.  Don't get me wrong--I still love having people over, but [...]

25 Awesome Tools for Getting Organized

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Let's face of it--most of us, when it comes right down to it, wish we could be more organized.  As hard as we try to shuffle our things around, to put them in the right containers, with the right labels, to figure out the best solutions for limited storage spaces, it seems like much of the [...]

How to Keep Your Summer Spending in Check

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 6

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Here at Living Well Spending Less we are 100% committed to bringing you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, especially as [...]

What Every Mom Needs to Know About Insurance

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As parents, it’s our responsibility to make sure our kids are cared for. We go out of our way to keep our kids safe, from buying bicycle helmets to Band-Aids to winter coats, right down to holding their hand when they cross the street. Most of us worry endlessly about our kids’ well-being. I know [...]

How to Not Give Up Your War on Debt

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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In my early twenties, as I was recovering from a long and serious depression, I made a list of the the things I wanted to accomplish over the next ten years.  At the very top was a seemingly simple wish: To grow my own vegetables. Little did I know that it would take me more than [...]

How to Store & Organize Your Spices

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Being able to whip up any number of dishes based the pantry staples you already have on hand is a great way to keep your grocery expenses down, and a well-stocked kitchen should include at least a basic selection of frequently used spices and herbs. Like most things in life, spices and herbs are usually best when [...]

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings Every year around tax time, I anxiously wait for a call from our CPA letting us know whether we owe or get a refund this year. It's anxiety-inducing to say the least, but for the most part, we've been lucky enough to get a nice chunk [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 5

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As you've hopefully discovered by now, here at Living Well Spending Less my team and I are 100% committed to bring you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of [...]

How to Create a Gallery Wall

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Several years ago I wrote this post about the big giant (12’ wide by 16’ tall in the center—in other words, HUGE) wall, the focal point of our great room.  For nearly eleven years now, this space has overwhelmed me with its sheer big-ness.  And so, for most of the time we’ve lived here, I have [...]