7 Practical Solutions to Save You Thousands Per Year

Do you ever read those blog posts about saving money and find that they’re either not relatable or not practical for you? At times, these tips ask you to do things you’d never consider doing (like turning two-ply toilet paper into one-ply), much less won’t take the time to do (like those reward sites that take you months to earn a few dollars). As a parent, you just don’t have that kind of time, and (if you’re like me) you don’t have that kind of patience. Below is our list of tips that are actually reasonable and practical. You won’t feel embarrassed […]

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How Save $600 a Year on Your Internet Bill Without Bundling

Are you paying more than $35 a month for your internet? Read our tips on how to save $600 a year on your internet bill without bundling!

Do you ever look at your internet bill and wonder if you could negotiate a lower price? I know I’m not the only one who thinks internet costs way more than it should. Especially because there’s free WiFi almost everywhere you go. However, because many of us need internet, either because we work from home, our kids have online school work, or we have various other digital devices that are connected through it, we feel trapped by the ridiculously-high internet prices. Gone are the days of awesome deals where you can get cheap reliable internet for $10 a month (in part, because […]

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35 Binge-Worthy Young Adult Dystopian Novels You Must Read Today

Are you looking for a new series to binge on? Read our recommendations for 35 YA dystopian novels you must read!

I love getting lost in a good dystopian novel. Nothing beats the feeling of being part of this imaginary world the author creates for you and experiencing all the events right alongside the characters. Finding a good series to binge is like waking up on Christmas morning. That’s why I compiled this list of the best dystopian binge-worthy books (and series) for you to read. Some, you may have already read, while others may be new to you. Check out the best 35 most binge-worthy young adult (ya) dystopian novels you must read today. (Even if you’re out of those high school […]

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The Ultimate List of Useful Christmas Gifts for all Types of Women

Christmas is so much fun. I love watching others open their gifts and see how much joy they get out of something new. One issue, I find, however, is finding the perfect gift for everyone. Especially those that are more difficult to shop for, like other women. Some don’t know what they want. Some are picky. And others are so selfless, they want nothing. So I compiled this list of simple items that aren’t over-the-top to help you find that perfect gift. These are all practical and useful gifts that you can be sure she’s not going to throw away immediately […]

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How to Save $50 on Gift Wrapping for Christmas

Looking to save money this Christmas? Read how you can save $50+ this year on Christmas gift wrapping supplies!

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.   Every year, I dread wrapping gifts for Christmas. It’s an added cost that I never seem to think about until the last minute. Plus, it ALWAYS takes longer than I expect. ALWAYS. Until last year. Last year, a friend told me about a little-known secret that seriously saved me $50 on gift wrapping. I’ll never wait in long lines again for the after-Christmas sales at the large department stores, hoping to save […]

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10 Simple Ways To Save Money That You Probably Haven’t Tried

Do you constantly struggle to save money for those big expenses? Read our 10 simple ways on how to save money (that you probably haven't tried!)

By the time I graduated high school, I had close to $10,000 in the bank. Most of this was from saving money I made from my part-time, minimum-wage, retail job. Back then, money-saving apps didn’t exist and I knew nothing about tools, tips, and tricks that people used to save money. We are lucky that we now have all of that and more at our fingertips. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck and having a hard time building up your savings, maybe you aren’t doing the right things to build up those savings. I think I can help you take small steps […]

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8 Simple Ways You Can Make Money Today Without Much Effort

8 simple ways to make real money without nickel and diming your way through surveys. Read how here!

I paid off $25,000+ in student loan debt in less than 4 years. Since I made $12 an hour out of college and I worked crazy hours, I knew I had to find creative ways to make money. As a person who feels like she’s tried it all with money-making apps, side gigs, and coupon sites, I’ve narrowed down my top 8 into this post. To make it on this list, I’ve determined (by my extensive research and trial and error) that these are all simple and actually make you decent money. Check out our 8 recommendations to see how you […]

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How to Start a Garden for Under $30

How to start a garden for under $30.

I’ve always wanted to start a garden but I constantly made excuses for why not. “I live in an apartment.” “I don’t have the money.” “I don’t have the time.” The list goes on and on. I finally stopped making excuses when my baby started eating solid food. I realized it would be so much healthier for him to eat homemade baby food made from garden vegetables than any store-bought canned options. For whatever reason, that’s all it took for me to get on the garden bandwagon. If you also decided you want to start your first garden on a […]

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8 Tips for Taking your Baby on a Road Trip (+FREE Travel Guide)

Have a successful road trip with your baby with these 8 expert tips

My husband and I travel. A lot. When I say “travel” what I really mean is “road trip.” Since getting married 3 years ago, we’ve driven close to 90,000 miles. It’s a 5-hour drive one way from our home state of Iowa to either Wisconsin or Missouri just to visit one set of our parents. And, that’s the shortest distance we’ve taken. What that means is that we spend A LOT of time driving. It’s no surprise that our traveling hasn’t slowed down since we had our baby boy. Since my son was born 9 months ago, we’ve already traveled […]

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