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Insurance can Save you Money

The cost of everything is rising on a regular basis. Gas prices are going up which means the cost of food, personal care items, and homes are on the rise too. It’s a cycle that happens because it only takes one thing to rise for everything else to be affected by it.

When this happens it causes problems for our family members as well. If you were to become sick and you can’t pay your insurance costs that puts a burden on your family and nobody wants that. This is why it’s important to have insurance. There’s life insurance, health insurance, and vehicle insurance. When we have these our families will be protected and the cost of things won’t be so high.

I can tell you having insurance is a must because you just never know what can happen. Chris broke his foot a while back ago and if it weren’t for the health insurance we had, the cost would have been $2000+. Now that situation doesn’t compare to one where I had surgery. The cost for everything was $25000, but the insurance saved us and we only paid $700 for everything. We would have been in series trouble had we not had the insurance to help cover the cost.

So don’t put your family in a financial situation. Look for cheap life insurance and health insurance and have the coverage you deserve. The monthly premiums will be worth it if you find yourself in a situation where you need the coverage and thousands of dollars are spent on your problem.

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. 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. 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 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 »

Save Money with Bountiful Baskets

In the winter time it’s hard to find fresh fruits and vegetables. Our family loves fruits and vegetables so it’s terrible when we can’t find them. Sometimes you can find fruits like bananas, strawberries, and oranges, but they don’t taste the same because they’re not really in season.

Another problem that comes with buying fruits and vegetables is the cost. They can be so expensive to purchase and the bad thing is the better quality they are, the more expensive they will be, which makes it hard to buy them. It’s important to have these in your daily diet, so we do our best to keep them in the house as often as possible.

A number of months ago we were told about a way to get fruits and vegetables a reasonable price. After a few days of consideration we decided to give it a try. We figured the worst that could happen is we wouldn’t like it and that would be the end of it. Needless to say seven months later we’re still ordering these baskets and referring our friends and family as well.

The program we purchase our fruits and vegetables through is called Bountiful Baskets and it’s an awesome co-op that’s completely volunteer based. There are not contracts to sign, no catch, and no obligation. That’s what makes it perfect!

The first time you order your total for one basket will cost $19.50 and that covers the cost of the fruits and vegetables and then the cost to purchase new baskets for the location to use for your items. Once that first order is done, you’ll pay $16.50 for each basket.

They also offer organic baskets, breads, and then other items depending on the time of the month and the season. The items you can purchase are all reasonable in price and the quality is great.

Here are some pictures of the basket we got last week. This week we’re going to volunteer to help get the baskets ready. I’m pretty excited to do that as I’ve met a number of people that attend the location we’re going to. They seem very nice and eager to help.


If you find you’re spending too much on fruits and vegetables or you can’t get good quality fruits and vegetables in your location, you should consider checking into Bountiful Baskets to see if they’re offered in your location. You won’t be sorry you did when you get enjoy the fruits and vegetables we have in our home.

Tips for Saving Money Through Couponing

There has been a ton of talk in the past few months regarding saving money. With the economy the way it is and people that are still without work or they’ve had to take a cut in pay to continue to have a job, there is a bigger need then ever to save money.

One of the best and easiest ways to save money is to use coupons when you make your purchases. There are coupons for all sorts of food and health and beauty items along with baby and pet items. You can also get coupons for restaurants and many other places. There are also a number of ways to get those coupons.

The first way to get coupons is to cut them from the Sunday newspaper. Now you can purchase the paper yourself or you can ask for the coupons from people you know like your neighbors or friends and family. The best thing to do is think about the options you have and ask around so you get the coupons you need and want.

Another way is to print coupons online. One of the best places to go online for them is This site gives you a one stop shop when it comes to ways to print them. They have some of the most popular sites like RedPlum and SmartSource. Another way to get coupons online is to go to the specific website for the products you want. For example you could go to Dove or Dole to print coupons if they have them available.

The other option is to purchase coupons. Now there are several ways to go about doing these purchases. You can bid on coupon auctions online at or you can go to Coupon Clippers and purchase the coupons you want. This option is good if you don’t have time to search online and clip them yourself.

One last thing you need to do when you’re trying to save money at the grocery store is to look at the ads from other stores like Albertsons and Safeway. Write down the products you need and include the size and dollar amount. When you go to the store if you find the product you need is cheaper at another store, ask for that price. It’s a good idea to ask in advance if the store will meet the other stores price. It’s also a good idea to either make note of the price the product was or the savings between the current price and the price you got it for with the price match.

When you sit down to decide how much money you saved you need to add up all the coupons and the price match differences. When you add all of those amounts up you’ll find the total amount of money you saved. The amount of money you save will surprise you when you put a little bit of time into each week.

Whether you need to save money so you can continue to be a work at home mom or if you want to go out of town for a family vacation but need help making it happen couponing is definitely something to consider. You’ll find the difference could be amazing.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she’s the owner of She enjoys working her business, but she loves spending time with her husband and very athletic boys. She’s working hard to save money to help her family with their financial needs. See what they are up to when you click here to visit her mommy blog.

Menu Monday: April 4

Well it’s another Monday. Today I’m going to share our meal plan for the week. Kevin and I have been doing a lot of thinking about money the last few days and we’ve come up with a plan that we’re going to implement next week. I’m really hoping it will work and save us money.

You see, we don’t like microwaved hamburger so there are a number of meals that we enjoy having but we throw away a lot of the meal due to the amount of ingredients it takes to make it. A prime example of this would be the meal we’re going to have on tomorrow. So what we’re going to do is try to cut the recipe in half and we’re hoping it will be enough to feed us and yet not have any left overs remaining. I’ll let you know next week how it goes.

Monday – Breakfast
Tuesday – Chris’ meal
Wednesday – Monte Cristo’s
Thursday – Chicken w/ cheese and bacon bits
Friday – Take out
Saturday – Tator tot casserole
Sunday – Pizza

Do you eat left overs or do you throw them away because of something like us where we don’t like it warmed up? Leave a note in the comments and let us know.

About Corrie


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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