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Tips for Saving Money Online

With the cost of merchandise like food and personal care items going up due to gasoline prices rising, we must do what we can to save money. We’ve talked about saving money with price matching and coupons, but what if that’s not enough?

Shopping online can sometimes save you even more money due to quantities ordered by the company to accommodate shoppers all over the United States. There are sites like eBay and Amazon that are full of great deals, but there is one that’s even better.

SneakPeeq.com offers online shopping at its best! They have housewares, clothing for the entire family, accessories, and so much more. They have a fixed price for everything they offer, but that’s not necessarily the price you will pay for the item you want to purchase.

SneakPeeq.com is almost like a game. The more you visit the site and surf the categories the more discounts you’ll receive. Now we all surf the internet window shopping for items we think are cool and things we dream of having so why not do it on a site that has almost everything you could imagine and rewards its members for doing so?

You’ll never be bored window shopping and saving on SneakPeeq.com because they put up new deals every day. The more you visit the more savings you’ll receive, so why not play today?

Tips for Saving Money by Living Frugally

January can be a difficult time of year for some. If you over spent during the Christmas season or you used credit cards to pay for your Christmas gifts, you may find yourself stressed about how you’re going to pay for everything. When this happens, it’s important to find a way to eliminate the stress and pay for the bills as they come in.

The best way to do this is to live frugally for a time. Depending on how much you need to save, you may need to do this for a few months or you may need to adopt the frugal living lifestyle. There are a number of ways to make to do this and a few of them are listed below.

1. Going out to eat is a habit we’ve all become a custom to and it can cost a lot more money than it would if you were to make your meals at home. Depending on where you live and the place you go, you could spend $30 to $60 or more on your meal. When you go to the store to make your purchases you will spend $5 to $15 on a meal depending on what you prepare. That’s a huge savings each time and that savings could go to pay the bills.

2. Another way to save money and live more frugally is to use price matching and couponing. Depending on the store you go to and the coupons you use, you could save as little as $5, but you could save a substantial amount which could total $50 or more each time you go. $50 could buy a tank of gas or pay your electric bill, so the savings with this option could be tremendous. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Earning Money from Home

Several times I’ve spoken about saving money and ways to make it happen. You can do this through saving money on gas with your vehicle, using coupons at the grocery store, and correcting problems with your home such as air leaks in your windows and under doors. One thing I don’t talk about much is how to increase your income so you don’t have to worry so much about your money.

There are many things you can do to earn more money. For one you can get a 2nd or 3rd job, but that may not be an option if you have a family at home. If you’re in this situation, you should consider finding a work from home business or job so you’re at home when your family needs you. You have numerous choices to consider included actual jobs or businesses like being a direct sales rep or a Virtual Assistant to name a few.

If those things don’t sound good because it takes time to create an established business, you should consider another alternative. If you find this is how you feel, you should consider checking into Cash Tasks. You can earn cash rewards for completing tasks assigned by companies.

The greatest part of Cash Tasks would have to be fact that you can go in any time of the day or night and accept tasks. This makes it easier for you to earn money when it’s convenient for you and your family.

If you find money is tight, consider all of your options and then plan what you’re going to do to end that fight and have the money you need. There are many things you can do and when you put them all together, you’re sure to find a way to have money when you need it.

Tips for Helping your Children Understand Money

How many times have you told your child, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”? I know I used to tell my boys that on a regular basis. Sometimes it felt like I was telling them this several times a day. Small children and sometimes the older ones as well, don’t understand this, but it’s something you need to show them or they’ll have money problems for years to come.

We give our boys an allowance every week, but it doesn’t come free. They must do chores around the house or they won’t get it. Those chores include taking out the trash, rolling the garbage can to the street once a week, taking care of the dog, cleaning their rooms, and helping pick up other rooms in the house. It’s not a lot, but we do expect them to help or they won’t be paid.

It’s no different then a regular job or a business. If you sit around and do nothing all day, you’re not going to receive a paycheck for it and if you do it won’t take long before it’s noticed and it comes to an end. Well you need to treat the chores and allowance the same way.

If they don’t do what’s been assigned to them for the day or week, the allowance will either be docked for a certain amount or it won’t be given at all. This may be hard to do, so you’ll need to come up with a way to make it work. Pay a certain amount of money a day or per chore so it’s easy to dock it from the pay when it’s not done. Using a whiteboard may help with this or you can create a spreadsheet with the chores and boxes to mark when it’s been done.

Another thing we struggled with was with them borrowing money. If one of the boys wanted something at the store, but didn’t have the money we used to buy it for them and not require them to pay us back. It got to a point where he would purposely leave his money at home because he knew we’d just buy it for him. While this was a hard lesson it was one we decided was a must. We were spending way too much money doing this and it was defeating the purpose, so it came to an end. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme Couponing to the Rescue

We decided the first part of June that we needed to save money when it came to grocery shopping. This came after we watched a few episodes of Extreme Couponing towards the end of May. LOL

We started with the first pay period in June and it’s been a wonderful month so far. The first trip we did I took my ads and coupons and the savings was good, but the experience wasn’t so good. I almost dropped my coupons several times because my ads kept trying to slide out of the cart. It was after that experience that I decided to make the big purchase which was the 3 ring binder. I’ll tell you I’m sure happy we decided to do that.

The next few trips were small ones as they were from coupons and sale prices that came up. Those savings were pretty big as well. This last trip was very exciting. We budget $250 ever two weeks and this is the first time in many months that we actually met that amount. We purchased $306 worth of merchandise and we paid $245. We saved $61 which is the biggest one yet.

For the month of June we saved over $235. What a great feeling that is to save so much. My goal for July is to save $250 for the month. I know if I stick to couponing I can make it happen. The savings is great because it makes things easier when it comes to the money and we have plenty of food in the house to eat.

Here are pictures of some of the things we purchased in June.

I received the items in this picture for $1.86 today. The collage picture was free, the Manwich was $1.49, and the Reynolds wrap was $0.14 each. That’s a $7.44 savings. WooHoo!!!!

This was from my shopping trip to Kmart today. The total before coupons was $21.36 and after coupons it was $7.65 which is a savings of $13.71 today. WooHoo!!!!

I got a bottle of tums and two rolls of tapes for $3.14. That’s a savings of $4.85.

Here is my recent trip to Target. I paid $2.40 for a bottle of shampoo, a bottle of conditioner, two five packs of Zyrtec, two bottles of deodorant, and a package of air heads. That’s a savings of $13.

About Corrie



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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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