Money-Saving Ideas

Tips, ideas, and resources to save more, spend less, and life a frugal life.

Money-Saving Ideas

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Two goals my husband and I are always working on are saving money and eating healthier At a glance, it appears these two goals are at odds. But our use of coupons has actually enabled us to meet both of those goals in an unexpected way. Here’s what we do:

3 Ways We Eat Healthier and Save

Save $2 on AXE + enter to win a $50 Walgreens gift card (4 winners) #axexperience #spon

Save $2 on AXE + enter to win a $50 Walgreens gift card (4 winners)

How to stock up for a baby -- the master list of things you should have on hand to make the transition smoother. Brilliant idea!

Saving Money (and Sanity) by Stocking Up Before a Baby

Why We LOVE You Need A Budget! I’m such a pen and paper and cash girl, but after all his raving reviews, I finally gave in and downloaded it on my phone and had him show me how it works. It’s really, really impressive. I’m pretty sure I’ll forever be connected to my green cash, but I love how we can see exactly how we’re doing in every budget in just one glance.

Why We LOVE YouNeedABudget

How We Increased Our Savings by $136 a Month - Such GREAT ideas and encouragement in this post. It's a MUST read!

How We Increased Our Savings by $136 a Month

We LOVE YouNeedABudget! Have you checked it out before? Click through to read all about why we've fallen in love with this budgeting software...

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Did you know you can save at least $100 per year by making your own homemade mixes? Here are some tips and tricks + my favorite homemade mix recipes!

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Make Your Own Homemade Mixes {Week 6}

We save SO much money by shopping at ALDI. If you've not shopped at ALDI yet, this article will definitely convince you to give it a try!

52 Different Ways to Save At Least $100 Per Year: Shop at Aldi {Week 27}

Want to cut your grocery bill? Use this simple technique to stretch your taco meat AND your hard-earned dollars!

Frugal Photo Friday: Stretching Taco Meat

2 simple things you can do TODAY to cut your grocery bill. Are you doing both of these already? If not, now's the best time to start!

Two Simple Ways We’re Cutting Our Grocery Bill

There are so many amazing ideas in this post! Wow! I can't believe I haven't thought of doing some of these things before!

3 Ways You Can Save Money Without Changing Your Spending

Coupons are a great way to save a lot of money on your grocery bill, but they can be hard to keep up with. Clipping, sorting, and organizing coupons takes time — time that you might not feel you have right now. Well, don’t despair! I have a very simple tip for you today to help be able to use coupons even if you don’t want to mess with buying the newspaper, clipping the coupons, and keeping them all organized.

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Use a Coupon Database {Week 24}

If you order online at all, you've GOT to read this post. These tips and tricks could save you at least $100 per year -- if not more!

52 Ways to Save $100 Per Year: 3 Ways to Save on Online Orders {Week 33}

Wow! If you have ever wanted to pare down your wardrobe this is an EXCELLENT post on how to do it!

4 Tips for Having a Minimalist Wardrobe

How to Cut Your Grocery Bill By Buying in Bulk -- great advice!

52 Different Ways to Save $100 This Year: Buy in Bulk {Week 19}

Sometimes I’ll jokingly say to my husband, “when we’re out of debt, I would like to buy __________.” Then we both say, “womp womp,” because it’s not really a joke. There are a lot of fun, extra, optional things we aren’t buying right now while we pay down student loans.

5 Things We’re Not Buying (While We Get Out of Debt)

While this may not work for your family (I like to simplify things by fewer trips to the store!), I love her outside-the-usual-frugal-advice-box ideas!

Why Grocery Shopping More Often is Saving Me Money

Is it possible to survive on a $400 monthly grocery budget? Here Crystal from gives a lot or practical advice and suggestions for eating well on a tight budget. Great read!

Q&A: Can we survive on a $400 monthly grocery budget?

While the library is a great place to check out books, most libraries also offer many other money-saving programs and resources. Here are a few more ways to save at the library.

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Frequent the Library {Week 39}

5 Ways to Save Big on Back to School Expenses! School is starting really soon (or has already started!) and that means there are probably a number of different things you need to purchase — from school supplies to clothes for your kids for fall and winter to electronics and more. Here are five simple tips to help you save big on those back to school expenses:

5 Simple Tips for Saving Big on Back to School Expenses

How to Build a Child's Wardrobe on a Budget -- some great ideas in this post!

How to Build a Child’s Wardrobe on a Budget

Have you checked out the FREE Flipp app? You can use it to easily price compare all of the best deals at local stores in your area. Then, either shop at the store with the most deals or, stop at Walmart and price-match all the best deals at your local stores! Flipp makes it SUPER easy to price-match because you have all the ads at your fingertips! #spon

5 Simple Tips for Saving Big on Back to School Expenses

My 15 Favorite Things to Buy at Dollar Tree... what are YOUR favorite things to buy at Dollar Tree?

My 15 Favorite Things to Purchase at The Dollar Tree

Here are some ways I’ve found to save money on cosmetics, so that you’re not pinching every penny just for a swipe of lipgloss:

How to Save Money on Makeup

Going on a diet of beans and rice is a great way to cut your weekly food budget, but it can get SO boring very quickly! Here are some ways to break the monotony and add some spice to your meals.

How to Live on Beans and Rice for a Week