Simple, Basic Ways to Cut Household Spending to “Find” Much Needed Cash

Hello! My name is Gina and I write the Old School Saving blog. Thank you, Heather, for allowing me to write a guest post on Family Friendly Frugality! I’m a lot like you; I try to stretch my dollar as far as it will go while living a full, satisfying life. To budget more efficiently, I enrolled in the ‘level pay’ plan my utility companies offer several years ago. My payments would always be about the same and I’d know {Read More}

Make a Change Monday: Protect Your Health (Including Your Mental Health)

                                                                                                           Source: etsy.com via Codi on Pinterest   Read more about Make A Change Monday here. When we think about being healthy, the obvious always comes to mind. √ {Read More}

My Personal & Business Goals for 2012 (Plus A Custom Worksheet For You!)

                                                                                    Source: t.co via Leanna on Pinterest   Yesterday I went over how we can learn from our mistakes of 2011 and use them to make 2012 a much  more productive and exciting year! Today though, I wanted to {Read More}

Save Money in 2012: 5 Essential Resources to Save Big in the New Year

Last year, I wrote a very popular article entitled Money Saving Tips for Families in 2011. Because my money saving advice generally stays the same year to year, I’m going to encourage you to go back and read that article, but sub in 2012 for 2011. In addition though, I thought it might be beneficial for me to write up an article about what resources I consider to be most essential to save money in 2012. They aren’t very sexy {Read More}

How Do I Get Free Shipping On Amazon.com?

Amazon Prime

I’ve had a lot of readers ask me recently about how to get free shipping on Amazon. There are 3 main ways to get free shipping on Amazon: Amazon Prime : Amazon Prime is awesome. It costs $79 a year and offers FREE Two-Day shipping and One-day shipping for $3.99 per item on all eligible purchases that have the Prime (pictured below) symbol next to the price:You can enjoy instant videos: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows {Read More}

Top Five Holiday Budget Busters

Avoid these five holiday budget busters and finish out 2011 in the black: You don’t make a list, and if you do, you definitely don’t check it twice. Santa knows best! He makes his list, he checks it twice and trust me he won’t think twice about throwing coal in your stocking if you’ve been a misfit all year long! Make a list of who you are buying for and stick to it! If you meet the man of your {Read More}

Part-time Couponing

Post by Katie: Do you feel overwhelmed with all the couponing information out there? In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to cut back and save money and couponing is a great way to keep some cash in your pocket. But, we also live in a fast paced, busy world and clipping coupons, organizing, making lists, and shopping can be daunting. I was doing pretty good when I had just one child, then baby #2 came along 14 months ago {Read More}