Saving Money

The Power of the Pocket Change Jar

I have a little jar that sits on my dresser. Inside it is my pocket change from the last several days. It seems like such a simple idea, but it can be quite powerful if you keep up with it. Instead of dumping excess pocket change into a vending machine, I keep it in my …

Educating Children on Fiscal Responsibility

I grew up in a very poor home. We had so little money that we were required to grow, fish, and hunt for some of our food, and I remember many nights where we had “mystery stew” and other such dishes that were made up of whatever could be thrown into a pot together. To …

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Mastering Coupons (Without Being a Coupon Nut)

I used to think that clipping coupons was a giant waste of time. “Coupons encourage you to buy extra junk that you don’t need,” I thought to myself whenever I saw a batch of coupons from the newspaper. Then I had a baby, and I discovered the true value of coupons. Hint: if you buy …