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Stock up on Gifts for Upcoming Events with Cardpool #CardOffer317

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 17, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
Stock up on gifts for upcoming events like graduations and Teacher Appreciation with Cardpool...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tatu Digital Media. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. It will officially be spring in just three days. The […]

6 Ways to Save on Beef for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2016 | Categories: Food, Money Talk, Savings
Dijon & Herb Rubbed Beef Roast with Cranberry Sauce

I don’t have a huge family, but I still try to save money wherever and whenever I can, especially when it comes to groceries, meat, and the holidays. I make a grocery budget monthly, and I’m thankful to today’s sponsors, The Beef Checkoff and TheMotherhood, for recognizing many families like mine want and need to […]

Groupon Coupons Saves Money

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 2, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
Groupon Coupons helps you save money on more than events, adventures and spa treatments. Back to school shopping coupons will help you save even more.

Who doesn’t love a good deal? I know, right? I am all about saving money when and where I can. I plan on doing a lot of traveling when my husband and I retire, so I’m saving money in a travel account. I love Groupon, not only for saving money, but they offer great vacation […]

20 Ways You Can Save $600 This Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
20 ways you can save $600 this year

Is there a place in your budget that can use a little help?  Most of us have weak spots or areas that we just don’t see as an issue.  If you feel like you need to save a little bit more, here are some tips to help you save $600 this year! 20 Ways to […]

Our Son is Becoming Money Smart Using Kids Wealth #KidsLearnMoney

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kids Wealth. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Remember last month when I told you about finding this great resource kit for […]

How to Spend Smart for a Brighter Financial Future

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 16, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, How To, Money Talk, Savings

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m frugal. I try to save what I can, and I like to think of myself as a smart shopper. Spending money is easy. Too easy. But if you have to spend or want to spend, it takes a little more work to do it smartly. To spend money smart […]

20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]

4 Ways To Simplify Your Holiday Shopping List

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Shopping
4 ways to simplify holidy shopping

Guest Post Image Source Summer is winding down and thoughts of sugar plums and electronic gadgets will start dancing in the kiddies’ heads. The holiday season is almost upon us! We all know that finding the ideal presents for your family, friends, children and co-workers can be stressful and time consuming. By simplifying your holiday […]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electronics

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source Much to my wife’s dismay, I am a guy who loves bright and shiny electronics and gadgets. But the good news for her is that I refuse to pay full-price, or anything remotely close to full-price for that matter. Over the years I have discovered some pretty cool tricks to find […]

Teaching a Child about Financial Responsibility

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings
teaching a child about financial responsibility

Guest Post Before I get to my article, I want to personally thank Donna for allowing me to contribute to her terrific blog a couple times per month. I hope to bring you some money saving tips and related coupons to help make your paycheck go a little bit further, or like today’s post, offer […]