Most people are very complacent when it comes to their electric company - we often use the same one by default - it was the same company your parents used, your partner already used them when you moved in together or you had to pay a less expensive connection fee when you rented … [Read more...] about Have you shopped around for electric companies?
Did you know that eBay has coupon codes that you can use on your purchases? However, eBay coupon codes are generally only for a specific period of time, or that have savings cap on them, meaning that as soon as people use the code enough times to total $X, so be sure to use any … [Read more...] about Free eBay Coupon Codes
One of the latest ways for single moms to save money is by finding another single mom as a roommate. With two incomes for one household, many moms find they can afford a larger house, or a house in a better area with a superior school than in the neighborhood they could afford to … [Read more...] about Sharing a household with another single mom
You have your eye on a brand new kitchen table and chairs set, or a new television for the living room, but it is just too far out of your budget to be able to afford it without going into debt. There are other ways to get that big ticket item that you think you can't … [Read more...] about How to save for large household purchases
You should always have a pitcher of water available in the fridge for whenever someone needs a glass of water. There are several reasons for this. First, it is healthy and each person should drink 8 glasses of water a day. Second, you will save on using disposable plastic … [Read more...] about Keeping water in the fridge to save money
Did you know that most of the energy used by an oven is during the preheating time and after the oven door has been opened? And on hot days, the longer the oven door is open, the hotter your kitchen gets, since that hot air is escaping into your kitchen. Whenever you are baking … [Read more...] about Avoid Opening the Oven Door
Did you know that if you shorten your showers by only a couple of minutes a day that you can end up saving several dollars on your water bill and your water heating bill. Many people tend to stand in the shower for much longer than necessary, so it is quite easy to stand under … [Read more...] about Why you should shorten your showers
Did you know that adding call display, call waiting and three-way calling can significantly increase the amount of your phone bill each month. But many people do not realize exactly how much can be saved. Because phone companies use a practice known as bundling, it means you … [Read more...] about Do You Need All The Phone Extras?
Why not take family time and visit your local library, which is a budget mom's haven? Not only are you exposing you and your children to an educational place, but also many libraries rent items beyond the usual books that most people think of when considering an excursion to … [Read more...] about Borrowing DVDs and CDs from the library
Surprisingly, it is quite easy to save money on your refrigeration costs,and most of them are simple to implement. Unfortunately, many people don't do or don't realize how much might be saved once you put these techniques into practice. Always close the fridge doors in as … [Read more...] about Saving on Refrigeration Costs
One major mistake when many people try to save money by using the library or renting movies instead of purchasing them is returning them late. Do you think late charges are negligible? Think again. Believe it or not, returning books or DVDs lays can quickly add up service … [Read more...] about Beware of library and movie rental late fees
Do you realize that simply turning down your thermostat by a single degree can save you between 50 and hundred dollars just in the year. This is a great way to cut your household budget when money is tight. So how much difference does a degree really make in terms of household … [Read more...] about Does one degree really make a difference?
While most people keep freezers in the garage for convenience and space issues, a downside to this is that during hot summer months, a your garage can really heat up. This results in increased electricity bills simply because your freezer needs to work harder to keep the … [Read more...] about Using a freezer wrap to keep your freezer electricity bill down
When you inside during those hot summer day, it feed to your entire house heats up simply from boiling apart a spaghetti. But how accurate is that really? Enough to make sense to cook outdoors more in the summertime! Cooking a meal at the kitchen can raise your house … [Read more...] about Cook Outside During Summer Days to Save Money
The power went off here on the weekend, and I realized when I moved that I somehow managed to misplace my little battery operated radio I keep on hand, so in order to get information on the power outtage (since it didn't seem directly related to a storm or anything … [Read more...] about Do you have a radio in case disaster strikes?