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Blog Posts to help you save money

help you save money

Hey all! Just wanted to take a few minutes and share with you a couple of blog posts I found this week that can help you save money. There are a lot of articles and blog posts out there that share tips to save money and lower expenses, but most of them site the same things over and over. For those of us who have been on the frugal journey for a while, it can be difficult and a bit frustrating at times trying to find new ways to trim the budget. Two blogs that I follow recently shared their list of ways they save money for their families.

The first is from Abbi at Proverbs 31 living. She shares 100 Ways You Can Save Money This Year. Abbi is always trying new things with her family. There are some things on the list that you probably have heard before or are already doing, but with 100 ideas I’m sure you’ll find several things to help you save money! I love the way they take little things and make fun experiences for their kids like using empty ketchup bottles filled with water and having water fights with them on hot days!

The second list of ideas was shared by Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker. She gives some great ideas to help you save money in her recent post Cutting Expenses When You Think You have nothing Left to Cut. Brandy has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to “trimming the fat” and making things stretch. Take some time and check out the rest of her site while you are their. You will be inspired and in awe!

Do you have any great ideas or tips not found on either of these lists? What was your favorite idea that you plan on implementing?

Let us know in the comments and be sure to share this with all your friends who are trying to save money!

Blogs I’m reading now 3/19/13

Hey all!

I thought I’d share a couple of blogs I’ve been checking out recently.

 

I’ve heard other bloggers refer to the refer to The Prudent Homemaker but never took the time to head over and check out her blog. Oh what I’ve been missing. She is a wealth of wisdom born from necessity! I’ve been enjoying reading back into past posts as well as her weekly frugal accomplishments. Head over and be inspire to be creative with the budget you have!

 

The other blog I was checking out is Rural Living Today. They just finished up a series on how to practically afford living on a homestead. Even if you aren’t looking at moving to the country, you should check out the series for ideas on how to create multiple incomes and cut your spending.

Have you found any new blogs you find interesting?

Blog Findings 2-1-12

I’ve been spending a lot of time checking out some new blogs I’ve discovered over at New Life on a Homestead’s Monday barn hop and sites I’ve found through those sites. There is so much information I’m just trying to soak it in as quickly as possible.

So I thought I’d take a minute and share with you what I’m busy reading!

Budgeting with the Bushmans


I am love, love, loving this blog. Actually I’ve read every single post already and I just found it yesterday (to be fare she just started it in Sept ’11)! They sold their large home in the city, paid off all their debt and purchased a house in a town of 100, with half the square footage for $13,000 cash! They are living frugally and are able to live off of one par time job. Ok I know its extreme for most but I do love extreme, at least reading about it anyway!

Penniless Parenting


This gal has also downsized her home recently. She shares lots of money saving tips as well as green living and gluten/dairy free recipes (for those who are looking for inspiration in those food areas).

The Zero Waste Home


These guys are trying to live with little to no waste. They don’t even own a trash can anymore. I have just read the tip of the iceberg on this one, but so far she has a lot of reader testimonials of their different paths and stages to zero waste homes.

If you have adverse thoughts or reactions to the idea of “green” think of it this way, just two generations ago the idea of “green” living wasn’t a catchy thing, it was a way of life. There was no thought of using something once and then throwing it away. Nothing was bought on a whim or without saving and researching the best deal and quality item. Really it’s about making sure that everything that comes into your house works as hard as it possibly can for you and is worth the space it will take up, the maintenance it will require to keep it working well, and the hard earned money you spent on it in the first place.

Graceful Little Honey Bee shared a video about a 16 year old boy who is building a “tiny house” so that he won’t have to worry about a mortgage after he graduates from college. I love the forethought and responsibility this young man is taking of his future!

Have you found anything interesting that you want to share with us? Obviously you can see a theme for me this week but next week it could be cooking or crafting or gardening. Anything is welcome so share away!