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Krazy Coupon Lady Tips: Clipping Coupons Could Put $10,000 Back in Your Wallet

Coupons can help you save big-time if you put in a little work. Credit: Getty Images
Want to save $10,000 a year? Of course you do, and coupon queens Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer want to show you how. After penning their 2009 guide to...
Want to save $10,000 a year? Of course you do, and coupon queens Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer want to show you how.

Use Recession to Teach Kids Sensible Spending

Are you promoting good money habits? Credit: Guru family, Flickr Just like corporations are using the recession to restructure, you can use it to teach kids that money doesn't grow on trees. Most forecasts say the economy will limp along...

Leverage Mother's Day for a Valuable Gift (That Costs Nothing)

Right about now your husband and children may be waking up to the fact that Sunday is Mother's Day, and they're kicking themselves because they've (once again) waited to think about how to make the day special for you. Across the country, family...

Expensive Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Every family I know is trying to whittle dollars from monthly expenses. But attempts to be thrifty can sometimes backfire, as many moms -- including this one -- will testify. In more than a few recent e-mails, moms have confessed to diving headfirst...

Baby Bangs, Charlie Sheen, and More - Links We Love

Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller Sheen welcome twin sons Bob and Max. The boys make five for Charlie, who's also dad to Sam, 5, and Lola, 3, with ex Denise Richards, and Cassandra, 24. -- Celebrity Baby Blog Baby's room needs a new look, but...

Economic crisis means more babies

It is hard to find anything good to say about the economic crisis that has gripped not just the United States, but much of the world. People are losing their retirement savings, their jobs, their homes, their sense of security. Many of us have...

Cutting back by cutting children's hair at home

My girls need a haircut, both of them. But we're cutting back, and paying $14 a piece for a trim just doesn't make much sense. And so tomorrow I'll pull out my scissors and try my hand at it. Keep in mind that the last time I did this, the...

Do you resale shop?

A new resale shop opened just down the street from us, and I couldn't be happier. It's clean, well-decorated, has a beautiful play area, and only carries name brand clothing in good condition. Today, I spent a little over $35 and came home with two...

Parents pinch pennies for back-to-school shopping

Gas prices, food prices, a lazy stock market, heck, even my dog's food increased in price significantly last month. There's no denying it, the cost of every day living is on the rise, and families are feeling it in their pocketbooks. That might not...

Coupon cutting queen spends $10 on groceries

I can't go into Target without spending $100, which is why I never, ever go to Target. But if I could get some lessons from coupon queen Chrissy Thompson, things might be different. She once bought $380 worth of merchandise at Target for -- are you...

10 ways to save money on newborn baby gear

Kids are expensive, there's no doubt about it. If you're expecting your first, setting up your household can be especially daunting. It's not helpful that there's a gadget out there for every possible parenting moment -- wipe warmers, pacifier...

New shoes grow with kids' feet

I'm raising a couple of shoe shoppers. Whether it's glittery ballet flats or flashing tennis shoes, my girls just can't get enough of footwear. I let them try on shoes to their heart's content, but limit purchasing to only the necessary one or two...

Travel with kids for less

With Spring here and Summer not too far behind, travel time for families is gearing up if not already upon us. Those of us not hitting the road for Spring Break are thinking ahead to that great American pastime, the family summer trip. I myself am...

Saving money: outdated and damaged food?

How much money do you spend each week on groceries? Does it seem like you are spending more and getting less these days? It sure does for me and as a result, I've really started paying closer attention to which store has lower prices. It used to be...

How to beat your campus bookstore

In addition to the insane amount of money you're paying for room and board, college textbooks are a significant expense -- sometimes thousands of dollars per semester. While you're always going to pay through the nose for textbooks, the prices your...

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