Money Saving Tips

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 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, [...]

7 Financial Habits to Start in Your 20’s

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This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings As much as we learn certain habits as children and into the teen years, I believe there's no decade as definitive as your 20's. Every experience is new, the high school drama is left behind {I hope!}, and you start blossoming into the person you were meant to be. But [...]

How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

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This is a Guest Post from Gina @ Horkey HandBook Have you ever wondered how you can make money while you stay at home with your kids?  Believe it or not, there are a few ways to accomplish this and not get sucked into a scam.  In fact, Ruth wrote a post about this very topic [...]

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 [...]

7 Ways to Save Money on Fast Food

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings As much as we may try, all the meal planning in the world can't compete with the unexpected. You might have an incredibly busy day at work, or a tiring afternoon chasing kiddos around the house. Or maybe you're out running errands and have a sporting event [...]

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 [...]

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 Painless Ways to Save

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Let’s face it—being a responsible adult is not always easy. In fact, the idea of saving money can feel painful sometimes! Few of us actually want to give up our creature comforts or drastically lower our standard of living in order to pinch pennies. It’s downright hard to have to tell a child or spouse that something [...]

How to Think Like a Millionaire

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings Rich people stay rich by living like they're broke; broke people stay broke by living like they're rich." - Anonymous While I'm nowhere near millionaire status, I am always inspired by the stories of ordinary people who manage to work their way into a wealthy lifestyle. Some of them [...]

What to Buy at Wholesale Club Stores (and What to Avoid)

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Update 4/21: For a limited time, Groupon is offering a discounted Sam's Club Membership package that is a really great deal if you don't currently have one (but want one!) For $45 you get a one-year membership PLUS a $20 gift card PLUS 3 fresh food certificates.  The total value is $142.94. Get all the details HERE. [...]

How to Get a Part Time Job

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Today I am thrilled to be introducing you to a young woman who blew me away when I met her last September.  She started her blog, Teens Got Cents, when she was just 15 years old, after listening to Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover audiobook with her mom.  She decided to get serious about learning how [...]

4 Easy Tricks to Avoid ATM Fees

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings As much as I try to avoid ATM fees, I always end up paying at least a few per year. It's super frustrating. $2.00 here, $4.00 there, and the cost to pull out just one $20 bill adds up month after month. You have network fees from [...]

5 Habits of Successful Debt Slayers

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 Today I am absolutely honored to welcome the Queen of Free herself, Cherie Lowe.  Cherie shares her wisdom and frugal adventures daily on her blog, Queen of Free, and she is also the author of the incredibly inspiring book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which chronicles Cherie and her husband's journey of knocking out more than $127,000 [...]