International Bacon Day

29. August 2014 00:00
Bacon, bacon, bacon! Just like the dog in that iconic commercial, everyone seems to be obsessed with bacon these days. In fact, the national fixation has grown so much that several years ago bacon got its own holiday. Will you be ready to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods on International Bacon Day tomorrow? Here are some products to get you in the mood. [More]

Super Fun Summer Activities Your Kids Will Enjoy

28. August 2014 00:00
The countdown to the end of summer has begun, and this means the kids will be starting school really soon. You probably spent a good chunk of cash this summer on your family vacation and trips to the amusement park, so you’re probably looking to start saving for back-to-school shopping. What if I told you that you might have the ingredients for some late summer fun activities in your house right now, and if you didn’t, you could pick them up at your local store for a low price? That’s right! No long receipts here, just lots of laughs and fun waiting to happen right in your backyard. Keep reading for ideas on fun end-of-summer activities that your kids will love and that won’t require huge spending on your part. [More]

Fix Ruined Items to Save a Ton

27. August 2014 00:00
I’ve been hearing it forever: “That’s why we can’t have nice things.” My dad loved to throw that around when my little brother would accidentally put a hole in the wall as he jumped from the top step of the stairs, or when I would spill a bottle of the brightest pink nail polish all over the brand new coffee table. I wish we had the internet back then, so we could’ve gotten all the answers on how to keep my parent’s nice things in a condition that didn’t scream, “We have kids.”

Luckily, you all have this wonderful thing called Google, so you can research how to remove that white heat stain from your brand new wood table, or get that mysterious ink stain out of your luxurious new designer handbag. [More]

Birthday Treats for Free

26. August 2014 00:00
It's general knowledge that you can get special perks for your birthday at quite a few places. Most restaurants offer a free dessert and many stores offer coupons. However, did you know that some stores actually give you free birthday gifts? Follow along to learn about the best birthday treats for free! [More]

Back to School with Etsy

25. August 2014 00:00
It’s back-to-school time again. You can’t miss the signs, as every retailer in town has stuffed all its aisles with endless stacks of every possible type of supply. Sure, you can shop these discount stores to stock up on mass-produced goods and fill your child’s backpack with the same stuff as everyone else. But wouldn’t you prefer items with a bit of flair that let your child stand out from the crowd? You can find supplies with a more personal and unique touch, while supporting artists around the world at the same time, by doing some of your back-to-school shopping at Etsy.com. [More]

How to Shop Organic On a Tight Budget

22. August 2014 00:00
Eating and buying organic foods versus non-organic can be a hot topic at the dinner table. It’s been confirmed that organic groceries are best because they are healthier and safer to consume, and are free from yucky pesticides. All of this is fantastic. However, for the average home, organic shopping can be expensive. My family lives an organic lifestyle. Like many, I was hesitant to shop organic because of the estimated costs. Simply put, buying organic groceries can be expensive. The secret is in knowing how to shop. The tips below will help you save money and become an organic shopping pro while sticking to a tight budget. [More]

Beauty Products that Keep You Cool

21. August 2014 00:00
At the peak of summer, staying cool becomes a first priority. While air conditioning and frozen treats help, adding a cooling effect to your beauty routine helps more than you think! Plus, it gives a little more luxury to your normal regime. Follow along to find out what products you should keep with you all summer long. [More]

Go Glamping

20. August 2014 00:00
There are so many things to love about camping: sleeping under the stars, swapping stories around a roaring campfire, waking up to a glorious sunrise. Then again, it has its downside too. Bugs and bears and dirt – oh my! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Trade the sleeping bag on the ground for a plush, cozy bed; beer bottles for wineglasses; and the leaky tent for a cozy cabin with outlets for your hairdryer. That’s more like it! Let someone else worry about all the “necessary” gear. We prefer to focus on a few of the little luxuries you’ll want to bring along to turn your trip into a true glamping (glamorous camping) experience. [More]

5 Ways to Cut Your Book Buying Costs in Half

19. August 2014 00:00
During a recent airport visit en route to a family vacation, I noticed how many people were using eBook readers to access their favorite books. But while there were many travelers holding e-readers in their palms, there were still a few who were flipping through pages of books. Don’t get me wrong, eBooks are awesome. They cost less than physical copies, and it’s easier to access any book you want on one device as opposed to carrying your whole library around in your bag.

However, there’s nothing like the tangible copy of a book. It’s the original piece that doesn’t require a battery charge, and you can read it under the sun without the worry of glare. And maybe it’s just me, but I just love the smell of a book. One of the reasons why most of us who love books don’t buy physical copies is because they are just another high expense.

Not to worry! You can save on books by knowing where you can find them and buy them for less. [More]

Be a Cheap Date

18. August 2014 00:00
It can be hard not to reach for your credit card after watching an episode of The Bachelorette. Lavish dinners and exciting adventures are tempting, but you don’t have to go deep into debt to have a romantic evening worthy of being noted in a Nicholas Sparks novel. [More]