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Tag Archives: saving money

8 Reasons Why Your Family Budget Isn’t Working

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2018 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
family budget

The most common piece of financial advice that you’ll hear is that you need to have a budget. If you’re not keeping track of your spending and budgeting your money correctly, you’re never going to be in a stable financial position, and you won’t be able to save up money for the future. The problem […]

Helpful Options and Resources for Your Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 10, 2017 | Categories: Financial
helpful resources for finances

Are you still uncertain about the economy, and how it may, or may not, affect your personal finances? Looking for some helpful resources? The government gets a bad rep from people. Do our elected officials “let us down” occasionally? Of course, they do. Yet, they provide numerous resources for those who are willing to do […]

Get Your Family Finances in Order

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Get your family finances in order

Financial planning takes some of the stress out of family life. Many people associate budgeting with deprivation, but the opposite is true. When you have a good handle on your finances, it is actually freeing. It provides family security and allows you to set realistic goals for the future. Here are some steps to becoming […]

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
cardpool #crdpool15

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 […]