Save Today with These Tuesday Budget Tweakers

Thought I’d share a handful of budget savers I’m using or recently heard about. The first is one that will go away this evening, but the rest are ideas that may save you some $$$ in the coming months. Have a nearby Dairy Queen? Tuesday, March 15th is Free Cone Day at DQ, and everyone can get a small soft serve cone. At the same time, for anyone who wants to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the US and Canada, you can make your donation there. Just noticed my closest Aldi store has avocados on sale for 49 cents each, bananas 39 cents a pound, gala apples 50 cents per pound, navel oranges 45 cents per pound, and 16 oz packages of fresh asparagus for $1.39–BUT, only until the new ad comes out tomorrow. That closest Aldi store is a 50-mile round trip I don’t have time Read more…

Save Those Things You Could Use for Years

We get so busy that sometimes we forget to hang on to things we should–things that could help us avoid stressful situation, buy additional items we shouldn’t, or even keep family members from serious medical issues. Without getting into some of the first arguments hubby and I had, here’s a couple of tips that could save your life and definitely save budget and your relationship. Anytime you buy anything with a manual or a written warranty, file it. Stapling the receipt that shows where and when it was purchased helps even more, but definitely file the item’s paperwork. Here’s why — it will break. Your spouse may be able to fix it, or you can order replacement parts, or one of you realize the kids shoved a plastic piece of toy where it doesn’t belong because the schematic in the manual doesn’t show that piece of plastic ever being a part Read more…