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Shopping at the mall for Back to School clothes can be affordable in so many ways. For one, I always check the sales rack and bring my store coupons with me. This helps me save while shopping for my 3 kids at the mall on a budget. I recently visited the Tuttle Crossing Mall in Dublin, Ohio to do some Back to School Shopping for my 3 kids. We went to Macy’s, The Children’s Place, and Forever 21. Each of these stores were perfect for each of my kids at different ages. The Mall is Tuttle Crossing has been around…

There are many ways you can save at the mall without breaking the bank. Since saving money is necessary to me I wanted to share my tips to help you save too.  Why pay retail when you don’t have to? Sometimes being on a budget makes us avoid the mall, now you don’t have to. Read my tips below on how you can make your next trip to the mall a success without spending a lot of cash.  Ways to Save at the Mall 1. Always check the sales rack. Even though it is on the sale rack doesn’t necessarily…

The Benefits of Mail-In Rebates Nowadays people are looking for ways to save on groceries and other consumer expenditures as well. Cutting corners when the budget is tight will permit you to have some money left over for those little extras. Some manufacturer’s offer discounts off of their products in the form of mail-in rebates. Read further to find out about the benefits of mail-in rebates. Some Benefits of Mail-In Rebates Some benefits of mail-in rebates include a tax-free partial cash reimbursement. This in itself is one of the reasons why consumers often purchase big-ticket items that offer huge…

Finding ways to save money is important to most people. If you happen to have school age children you know that school supplies can become rather expensive. This is especially true if your child tends to lose things. The beginning of the school year can really break your budget, especially if you have more than one child. Knowing how to save money on school supplies will enable you to spend your savings on something else. 6 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies Repurpose Items from Home- Start saving money by shopping at home. You will be amazed at how…

Wendy’s introduces the new Steakhouse Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe that is available on the Wendy’s Right Price Right Size Menu for a limited time. It consists of a fresh beef hamburger patty seasoned with steakhouse seasoning, melted cheese, and a creamy garlic aioli sauce made with roasted garlic, onion and Dijon mustard. And you can get all of this for just $1.49 at participating Wendy’s locations. It may vary in price in different locations. Wendy’s Right Price Right Size Menu is a great menu that offers a great value of products for a budget cost. I got the chance to…

How to Save Money on Food While on Vacation Every time we go on vacation, we always talk about the food and where we are going to eat, and what restaurants to try out. But lately, food has been so expensive that it’s hard to eat out anymore. It costs us $30 just for the 5 of us  to eat at McDonald’s. Yikes! Who wants to spend all of their vacation money on food? This year we are going to try something different and try to eat just one meal a day out at a restaurant or fast food place. We…

Dave Ramsey has helped millions of people get out of debt. He created this plan and wrote books because he too was once in debt. Here is his story……… About Dave By the time Dave was 26 he had a net worth of a little over a million dollars by building his real estate portfolio. Ramsey’s success soon came to an end as the Tax Reform Act of 1986 began to have a negative impact on the real estate business. One of Ramsey’s largest creditors was sold to a larger bank, which began to take a harder look at…

If you are not shopping at thrift stores, you might be missing out on some hidden treasures! Thrift stores are a great place to find clothing, appliances, books and much more! I highly suggest checking out your local thrift store to see what fun things you can find. How to Shop at Thrift Stores Have Plenty of Time Shopping at a thrift store is not like walking into a department store where things are clearly organized. Thrift stores are not always the most organized. Plan on having a couple of hours to really dig through everything and find exactly what…

This year I am working on getting more organized by making a meal menu with Wallies Big Chalkboard. It is removable and repositionable that is easy to remove and won’t harm most surfaces.  You can write on them with chalk that is included and  wipe clean with a soft cloth. It works on walls, wood, glass, paper and more! Wallies.com carries products such as, peel and stick chalkboards, wall decals, dry erase, labels, and more. They carry different sizes and can dress up any room in minutes. Wallies.com makes it easy for you to decorate your home on a…

Download the FREE 52 Week Money Challenge Here. Could you use an extra $1,378 for the year? I know I could! I challenge you to take the 52 Week Money Challenge this year to see if you can save up $1,378. It’s so easy to do and takes no time at all. Here’s how it works: For the first week, you tuck away $1, the second week $2, and so on and so on. You could either open a free savings account where it doesn’t require a certain amount of money in it or tuck it away to where you won’t…