Low-Income and Living Deliberately

  Recently, I received correspondence from Fay Johnson, founder and editor of the new magazine deliberateLIFE. She inquired about my reading her magazine and sharing my thoughts with you, my readers. I immediately thought this was a good opportunity, and agreed to receive a free copy to read. I am pleased that I agreed.   I was amazed with the scope and content of the … Continue reading Low-Income and Living Deliberately

Guest Article: 5 Frugal Outings for Your Family

contributed by Melissa Cleo With school almost out, kids are going to want to do some fun things this summer. Money may be tight, but that does not mean you cannot have fun. All you need is a little creativity and to stay local. Save your money for your vacation. While at home, take advantage of free events or take picnics. There is so much … Continue reading Guest Article: 5 Frugal Outings for Your Family

Why I do not Allow Certain Comments to Post

Image via Wikipedia While I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion, I also believe that pointing an opinion out in a rude manner is immature and wrong. I believe that there are better ways of saying things than by making people feel two-feet high; than making them feel like dirt. Due to these beliefs, I have always monitored comments for this blog. I … Continue reading Why I do not Allow Certain Comments to Post

Feature Article: 5 Affordable Summer Activities for Children

By Sheila Buck Parents sometimes find it hard to keep their children occupied during the summer months. Many summer camps and other programs cost money that families may not have. The following are some ideas for summer activities that are affordable, and the children will have fun doing them. Summer camp is an activity that most kids want to participate in. These types of camps … Continue reading Feature Article: 5 Affordable Summer Activities for Children

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Curbside Pick-Up

Here is a topic from one of Amy’s readers, which you can find on page 193 of the Complete Tightwad Gazette. We have picked up many great items using this system. Each spring, communities have this roadside pick-up thing that they do. This helps us to declutter our homes. One benefit to doing this early and setting things out on the road is that people … Continue reading Curbside Pick-Up

This and That

I am currently working on what I will be giving at the holidays. It won’t be much. I have been bringing steadier income, which is great. I am starting to get caught up on bills. I wanted to share a couple of articles that I came across with you: Single Mom Savings: How to stretch your childcare dollars A Parent’s Unemployment Stress Trickles Down to … Continue reading This and That