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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 […]

Sell Unused Gift Cards for Holiday Cash or Buy Gift Cards at a Discount + #Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2015 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Shopping
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This post is sponsored by 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. This time of year I am always looking for ways to save money. Those that know […]

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 […]

5 Steps to a More Frugal 2014

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk

I’ve had this article in a draft since January and forgot about it. It’s still early in 2014 and still very relevant… Many people set New Year’s resolutions that deal with saving money or cutting costs. They want to live more frugally so they can pay off debt, start a college fund for their kids, […]

Motorola DEFY XT Smartphone – Great First Phone for Tweens & Teens #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 10, 2013 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Republic Wireless for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’re a parent of upcoming tweens and/or teens do you plan on getting them a smartphone? Is the topic of smartphones a frequent discussion in your home? I’m guessing as a parent in the […]

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 […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

What is Frugality, Anyhow?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
What is frugality

Guest Post Image Source Ever talk to someone who tells you that they’re interested in frugality, love to read about frugality, and their biggest role models are thrifty people like Amy Dacyzyn and Dave Ramsey? Then you discover that these people are not poor at all – perhaps they’re even richer than you’d ever hope […]

How to Spend Less by Dressing Smarter This Winter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2012 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts

Image Source Winter is barreling in again, and right now many of you probably have your eye on a new coat or a new pair of boots. Unfortunately, while the allure of a new wardrobe is certainly tempting, you’ve got more important things to spend your money on – like groceries and your heating bill. […]

How to Have a Great Vacation without Overspending

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2012 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Planning the annual family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank; it is poor planning that often results in vacations going over budget. How can you plan a fun filled family vacation, without overspending? Set a Budget, and Stick to It Setting a budget before traveling is essential. Set a budget […]