Getting Your Kids Involved In Planning The Annual Road Trip

For many years, we didn't go on very many vacations outside small day trips in our state, or an overnight in Boston or New York.  We went to Florida a few times (where my husbands brother and one of his sisters lives), and Washington DC (land of the free activities!), but mostly we stayed around … Continue reading Getting Your Kids Involved In Planning The Annual Road Trip

Your Tax Refund is Not a Reward

This past weekend I was driving my three boys to a family birthday party. We were listening to Pandora in the car-specifically the Final Fantasy music channel (why yes, we're a family of video game geeks. Don't judge). Since I'm too cheap to spring for the ad-free version of Pandora, we were also treated to some … Continue reading Your Tax Refund is Not a Reward

February 2017 Goal Check-In Report: Ups and Downs

All right, now that it's officially March it's time to check in on my progress against my annual goals. New to the site? You can find out more about my annual goal-setting process here in my annual report. Since it's a new month, this is the point where many PF bloggers will either calculate or share … Continue reading February 2017 Goal Check-In Report: Ups and Downs

My Deal Scoring Strategy – Five Tips to Get the Best Deals (No Extreme Couponing Required)

I love a good bargain - don't you? But as a busy, full-time breadwinning mom of three, I don't have time for things like extreme couponing and shopping at three different grocery stores to score the lowest prices. When I'm FI, I bet I'll be doing those things for fun! (Admittedly, I have an odd … Continue reading My Deal Scoring Strategy – Five Tips to Get the Best Deals (No Extreme Couponing Required)

Three Fun and Frugal Tips for Kids Birthday Parties

As anyone with younger kids knows, birthday parties seem to be a must. Your child (along with the whole class) is usually invited to many, many parties over the years-starting in preschool. And you may feel obligated to throw your kids a nice birthday party and invite the whole class back. Well, today I'm going … Continue reading Three Fun and Frugal Tips for Kids Birthday Parties