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52 Weeks Savings Plan: April discounts are here!

When I lived in Phoenix, I could never understand the fascination with spring. Phoenix has pretty much just one season, sunny! So, when I moved to Texas, it was amazing to see red-breasted robins show up at our house every spring and watch the forest and greenbelts around me come alive with pale green leaves. Now I can’t wait for spring to arrive. As a bargain hunter, spring is here and with it comes lots of fun and activity in …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these March sales!

March brings with it the promise of spring and some special March sales that can help you both prepare and save money. Two holidays that will generate some special savings are St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, and Palm Sunday, on March 25. We have Easter in April this year, but retail stores will still be pushing Easter related discounts. Remember that Daylight Savings is March 11th. March food bargains You may still be able to find some Valentine’s candy …

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Top 18 Holiday Bargains for Stocking Up

I love the holiday shopping season and seeing piles of food bargains at the grocery store. It seems they pop up earlier every year. Here in Texas at my favorite Kroger’s, I noticed holiday foods on sale before Halloween! This is the time of year when grocery stores begin prominently displaying all types of food typically used in holiday cooking and baking. I’m sure these displays have caught your attention, but have you ever looked at them through the eyes …

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31 Super-Frugal Tips for Saving Money on Food

In any family’s budget, there are many expenses we have little control over: rent, insurance, mortgage, tuition, but when it comes to food, now there’s an expense we can easily adjust. Here are 31 tips that have helped my family with saving money on food. No more restaurants or fast food. For my family, this means planning meals and keeping up with grocery shopping. The second I become so busy that I don’t have dinner planned and ready is the moment …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Fall into September savings

September brings in a change of seasons, and boy is it a welcome one! The air gets crisper, leaves change colors and many people will say goodbye to summer during Labor Day weekend (Sep. 3 this year). A few other holidays to watch for in September are Patriot Day on Sept. 11, and Constitution Day on Sept. 17. There are plenty of items on sale this month besides after-holiday sales. Keep tucking away those extra coins and dollar bills. Remember …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: August Deals Bring Summer To a Close

August is full of summer activities and back to school preparations, but it lacks any major holidays. That doesn’t mean this month will lack in deals and sales, though. The main focus is back-to-school deals but before doing any shopping this month, check if your state and/or city is offering any tax-free shopping days to help with back-to-school shopping. August discounts and bargains in the food department Items used for packing school lunches will go on sale this month, like …

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Has Prepping Saved You Money?

Prep Without Going Broke! 3 Ways Prepping Saves Me Money!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the new gadgets and gizmos out there tempting you to buy them – and the preparedness industry is no exception. If you’re not careful you could be talked into spending $5000 for a year supply of food, $15,000 for solar panels, and even $36,000 for your very own survival shelter! Nothing is wrong with any of those things, but it can leave many people ready to give-up before they even start. Too many times we …

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