Archive for the ‘Recommendation’ Category

Earn Points towards New Books

Tyndale Rewards program lets you take surveys, review products, and join focus groups to earn points towards new books.  Give it a shot!   http://www.tyndalerewards.com/    

Saving Money in the Kitchen – and Bonus Recipe!

One guaranteed way to save money that I’ve found recently: make your kitchen a place to enjoy being. I’m a lazy person. I’ll admit that straight away. I’ve put off cleaning and organizing the kitchen for a long time. Since it was dirty and cluttered, I didn’t want to be in it. It was hard [...]

Interesting Reads – August 8: Water Leaks, iOS6, and Chik-fil-A

Make sure you enter the YNAB Giveaway!   Interesting synopsis of whether or not it’s worth it to worry about minor water leaks. (Spoiler: It’s not.) “It’s Control Your Cash’s sacred duty to tear into other bloggers’ hogwash…” “Turning the water off while brushing your teeth will save significantly less than a penny.”   Round [...]

Software Review: YNAB – and Giveaway!

I’ve been promising software reviews for several months, and have finally managed to get the first one done! YNAB is budgeting/finance management software for your computer that helps you keep track of where your expenses should go and (in their new update) where they ARE going.  Here’s a breakdown of some of the useful features, [...]

Swagbucks and Surveys

I haven’t talked about Swagbucks on this blog yet, though I’ve been mentioning it to friends lately. By searching the Swagbucks toolbar, you can earn “Swagbucks” which you can redeem for gift cards, cash, and other prizes.  I’ve used it over the last two years and have probably received $30 or so in $5 increments.  [...]

Tip for Tuesday – Clean Your Stove with Baking Soda!

Part of reducing debt is lowering expenses, so I’m always looking for cheap ways to clean around the house. I HATE spending money on cleaning supplies, so I use a lot of vinegar, baking soda, and Dawn dish soap.  Using two of these ingredients, I’ve found a quick and easy – and super-effective – way [...]

Mo’ Money Monday

One huge part of getting out of debt is finding more money to pay towards your debt! Mondays around here are going to be devoted to different ways we can add money to our monthly budget. Send over any suggestions or creative ideas you have! Today’s Mo’ Money idea is the Garage Sale! First, let [...]

Last Day for Our ChorePad Giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter to win the best iPad app in the AppStore! Find out how to enter here.

Teaching Kids Responsibility With ChorePad & GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I told you about a new way I’m talking to our kids about chores.  That is something I definitely plan to continue, but I’m are doing that in addition to regular household chores, not instead of. There are several reasons for this, but a big one is financial.  In order for my kids to earn money, [...]

Plastic Jungle – Get Rid of Your Gift Cards!

I’ve written before about how much I dislike gift cards. Just in case you were planning on buying me one, though, I thought I’d let you know that would be okay.  And here’s why.   I recently came across this website: PlasticJungle. The site will buy your gift cards and sell them to others who [...]

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