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The Seduction of Social Deals…and how to avoid it!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 0 comments

The Seduction of Social Deals…and how to avoid it!

I love the idea of social deals. The thrill of the deadline, the unexpected discounts, and the voucher codes popping into my e-mail make me feel like a savings rockstar. But while I love the adrenaline rush that comes from finding a great deal, there are just as many times where the “deals” can trip you up, slow you down, and actually...

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How Couponing Changed My Life

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 1 comment

How Couponing Changed My Life

  This month’s Good Cents column comes from guest contributor and couponer, Ella Davidson. Davidson is a regular contributor for Coupons.org, a coupons and deals website that strives to help consumers save more money. Coupons has been featured on prominent financial channel CNBC.   Clipping coupons isn’t just for moms doing...

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Comfort is Expensive.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents, Monthly Theme | 0 comments

Comfort is Expensive.

Today, we’re excited to have Merissa from Little House on the Prairie Living guest post and share some practical tips on staying comfortable this winter as the temperatures drop.  I know I always brace myself as I open up my gas bill in the winter, so these tips come at the perfect time.  Check out the rest of her site for fantastic money...

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Amazon Subscribe and Save: Save money and get groceries delivered to your back door!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 4 comments

Amazon Subscribe and Save: Save money and get groceries delivered to your back door!

I’m sure many, if not most of you have purchased something from amazon.com….they do sell just about anything you could possibly want on their site! In fact, part of their mission statement is to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company”; I don’t think you can get more  large-scale than that!  But…have you ever heard of...

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All about GRKids.com…plus a PERKS card giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Good Cents, Things We Love | 14 comments

All about GRKids.com…plus a PERKS card giveaway!

Congratulations to Lesley for winning the GRKids PERKS Card and thanks to everyone who participated!  Today, we have the privilege to highlight a West Michigan based website for families called GRKids.com. We were able to partner with Melody at GRKids with the Artprize Artist Trading Cards event back in September, and we wanted to give our readers...

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How to Have a Frugal Feast

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 1 comment

How to Have a Frugal Feast

Even though our culture seems to skip from Halloween to Christmas, I for one am thankful….for Thanksgiving! Economists are saying that the recession has ended, but there are a lot of people who are still feeling the after-shock in their pocketbooks. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to break the bank, and can even be more meaningful and...

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Finding Frugal Balance: Extreme Couponing or Extreme Hoarding?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 1 comment

Finding Frugal Balance: Extreme Couponing or Extreme Hoarding?

In the movie, “The Karate Kid”, Mr. Miyagi does more than teach Daniel about Karate, he teaches him about life. Miyagi: Lesson not just karate only.  Lesson for whole life.  Whole life have a balance, everything be better. Understand? Daniel: When do I learn how to punch? Miyagi: Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate...

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Wild for “Wags”

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 0 comments

Wild for “Wags”

I don’t know about you, but I would never think that shopping at a drug store would ever be the way to save money on groceries and other household items. I have found that not only the day to day prices are usually higher than other big box or local markets, but sometimes the size of the items is smaller… meaning, you get less for more...

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Get More Red for Less Green: Saving at Target

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Good Cents | 1 comment

Get More Red for Less Green: Saving at Target

“Get More Red for Less Green” is the catch phrase for one of my favorite coupon sites Totally Target. This and many other sites have helped me to score some great deals over the years at one of my favorite stores of all time….the creme de la creme…also known as TARGET!! If you’re like me and are especially addicted to...

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Book Giveaway: Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer!

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 9 comments

Book Giveaway: Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer!

Congratulations to Marty – she is the winner of our “Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer” giveaway! Thank you all for participating, and hop on over to our other current giveaway for a copy of The Happiest Mom! Were you inspired by Deidra’s “Dinner is in the Freezer!” article? Are you thinking...

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