Years and years ago, before I mastered money, it mastered me. I'd spend money to feel good about myself. It was a confidence booster. I felt excited, alive. It provided me a temporary high, made me feel happy. I got my value from 'stuff.' After coming to Christ, and realizing that my value as a woman, comes from God and God alone, spending HIS money wisely, was His very first lesson on my … [Read more...] about Money Doesn’t Define You
A few months ago, in the dead of summer, I was at Old Navy purchasing......what else, but winter clothes. It was off-season, and it's the best time to buy. The clearance aisles are overflowing with amazing deals to be had. So, I went up to the checkout line and spotted my favorite chapstick on sale. Usually I pay $3/tube at it's absolute LOWEST price. Here it was, sitting there, for $2/tube. … [Read more...] about Saving Money at Checkout: Price Discrepancies
Short Answer: Yes! Long Answer: Yes indeed. :) Most of what I purchase is online. I don't like to pay tax and find that I can usually get better deals online. It's delivered straight to my door, quick and simple, I don't have to drag my kids to the stores with me. I can shop in the comfort of my own home without braving the elements and saving myself both time and money. So, I was … [Read more...] about Are Cash Back Sites Really Worth Your Time?
Years ago, I used to get free samples all the time. You input your whole life story and in exchange, the company sends you a free sample. While that's all good and fine, it seemed like to me, I either never used the samples or I liked them and ended up having to buy a full size product. So, it became clear to me...why not just get the full size products of the brands I use for free in the … [Read more...] about Get Items You Use Everyday for FREE at Staples
Christmas gifts used to cost me a good $500 each year. I kid you not. I still remember those days vividly. Thankfully, God had other plans in mind for me. He wanted me to learn to spend His money wisely. Here are some of my biggest tips that brought my Christmas spending down to a mere $100 without compromising the love I share. If you want to save money on Christmas gifts this year, these are … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Save $400/year on Christmas Gifts
I like a very particular hairstyle for my hair. I like to have long layers. Seems pretty simple, but since I moved from state to state and left my amazing hair stylist behind, it had been two years of going to several different hair salons and no one seemed to be able to get it right. It doesn't seem that hard, I thought. I've seen my old stylist cut my hair for years, I bet I could do it! That … [Read more...] about Save $160/year on Salon Costs with One Simple Trick