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

A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

When you're a family of five living on one income (mine) with aggressive mortgage payoff and college savings goals, having a frugal good time is a must. Does that mean we sit at home in the dark all weekend (to save on electricity, of course), reading free books from the library by candlelight? Of course … Continue reading A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

When I was a kid, I can distinctly remember going to the library all the time. I was a voracious reader and would take out many, many books each time – finishing them very quickly. I can remember learning how to use the card catalog (the actual one, with cards, in a giant filing cabinet! … Continue reading Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

How do Personal Finance bloggers celebrate the New Year?

It's time to celebrate the new year - get dressed up in fancy clothes, go out to dinner and a show, and basically just throw some money out the window, right?   Well you knew that wouldn't be the case with your favorite personal finance bloggers, right? Yesterday I told you about my family's plans … Continue reading How do Personal Finance bloggers celebrate the New Year?

Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30

New years eve. It's the time when you go out to a bar, or a party, and drink too much-right? Well, not in our house. We stick to staying home and having a fun and frugal time together with our three boys (now 13, 9 and 1 1/2). The oldest boys look forward to New … Continue reading Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30