Quick Meals To Make Instead of Eating Out

Quick meals that you can make instead of going thru the fast food drive thru.

If we’re being honest, a lot of times we eat out because we don’t feel like cooking or we’re in rush and don’t think we have time to cook anything. Although we know it’s a lot healthier to eat at home and cook our own meals, those fast food places can still be hard to resist when you’re pressed for time or don’t feel like cooking. It’s important to have meals that are readily available to cook, so you don’t have to waste money in the drive thru. That’s why I like to keep a few meals in the freezer that… [Read More]

Ways You Can Use Leftover Orange Peels

13 Amazing ways you can use orange peels

Don’t throw those orange peels in the trash! I don’t know about you, but with navel oranges and clementines in season right now, I have some citrus peels available everyday!  I’d rather re-use items than throw them away if possible.  I already had two ways that I used orange peels in my home but since I have so many peels these days I thought I’d do some research and see what other ways you could use orange peels. Here are some great ideas! Recipes are linked as well as examples. Uses For Orange Peels 1. I’ve been making an orange… [Read More]

How To Make Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm

This cold winter air can really dry out your lips! I love using lip balm and discovered that making your own is really easy and such a money saver versus buying organic lip balm! This homemade lip balm is pretty good at sealing in the moisture and only needs 3 ingredients! You can purchase really inexpensive lip balm containers (links at the end of the post) or you can pour it into small (repurposed or new) glass jars or tins  instead. Below is a basic lip balm recipe but if you do a little reasearch you can find ways to customize… [Read More]

How To Track Your Expenses

How to track your expenses

It’s really important to have some sort of method for  tracking the amount of money you’re spending if you are trying to stay on budget . Thinking you’re going to remember what you spent is not going to work 99% of the time. I’ve tried it that way and it didn’t work.at.all! You really do need to be aware of how and where you spend your money in order to be in control of your finances. I wanted to share my top tips for tracking your expenses. There are lots of ways to keep track of your dollars – everything from very… [Read More]

5 Great Free Apps For Organizing Your Receipts

5 Free Apps for Organizing Your Receipts

The holidays may be over, so you may not be keeping any more gift receipts, but did you know that it’s important to keep regular receipts as well? If you’re the type of person that loves to use your phone for everything then you’ll love this. Here are 5 free iPhone and Android apps to help you keep your receipts organized year-round! But why would you want to keep receipts in the first place? Here are a couple of reasons to keep receipts: 1. To make returns- Many stores won’t allow a full return without a receipt. Instead, they’re likely… [Read More]

New Ways To Save Money In The New Year

New Ways To Save Money In The New Year -

The New Year is a time of new habits. It’s a perfect time to reorganize your thoughts, ideas and financial goals. If you are looking for new ways to save money in the New Year, here are some lesser used ideas when it comes to staying on budget. New Ways to Save Money in the New Year 1. Minimize your wardrobe. Try participating in the Project 333 if you need outside motivation (It’s a fashion challenge that helps you dress with 33 items or less for 3 months).  If you minimize your wardrobe, you can save money by only adding a… [Read More]

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