Save Money Canning Your Own Fruit
During canning season, I often spend my weekends picking and home canning fruit. The responses I get from people who…
Raised Bed Gardens - Should You Use Cinder Or
Do you live in an area where the soil is less than desirable for growing a garden? Perhaps your soil is sandy. Or maybe…
Inspired By Pinterest - Do It Yourself Projects
I love Pinterest! Pinterest has taught me how to recycle everyday trash into useful items. Pinterest has taught me…
How to Save for Smokers
Income has been and will always be a huge part of our lives. The world seems to always revolve around money and we…
How I Got Out Of Debt And Made Ends Meet
I wasn't never taught how to manage my money. When I was growing up I did with money what I seen my brothers do with…
Managing Your Money In Difficult Economic Times
The consumer society has led us to believe that we can have it all. If we can’t afford it, we can take out a loan…
Budgeting Articles (55)
How to Create a Personal Financial Budget
Creating a personal financial budget may not sound like the most pleasant experience in the world. But, you will need to set a personal financial budget to keep your financial house in order. Before you begin creating a personal financial budget, you need to realize that if you must be…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Dec 26, 2010  
0
  Likes: 9

Ways to Save Money by Changing the Way You Think About Money
Have you ever thought you may have a certain attitude toward money that keeps you from getting ahead financially? We have all been influenced throughout our lives by family members, friends, and the media about the way we think about making, saving, and more importantly, spending money. The aim of…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 14, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Secrets To Financial Success
Would you agree our society is consumer-driven? Aren’t we bombarded with advertisements when we watch TV, listen to the radio or surf the Internet? Don’t companies spend millions in research to determine how we think, shop and live? After all our everyday choices at the mall or grocery store mean…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 18, 2011  
1
  Likes: 3

Couponing: The Green Way
Going green is not only becoming the hip and trendy way families across America are living their lives, it’s also smart and sensible. Recycling, composting, buying from farmer’s markets and local merchants, using energy saving appliances and switching light bulbs to CFLs are just a few of the ways that…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 30, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Container Gardening - The Benefits Of Being Mobile
If you are looking to expand your garden this year or want to change the way in which you garden, you should consider container gardening. Benefits Container gardening has many benefits. You don't need a lot of space to grow a container garden. You can grow them in something as…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 23, 2012  
20
  Likes: 7

Budgeting to Meet Goals
Most Americans have to follow a budget of some kind. And if you don’t, well, you should. Whether you are you are just starting out in a career or happily enjoying the golden years of retirement, creating and sticking to a budget will help you to better manage your funds…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 27, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Dare To Be Frugal
Living frugally and being thrifty are my new obsessions. There are a few reasons why an individual would embark on the frugal life. Some individuals choose to renounce their attachment to material goods in order to lead a more spiritual life. At this time, that is not my goal. There…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Dec 31, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Support Your Farmers - Pick Your Own Farms
I try to raise my children to appreciate nature. We take them on hikes in the woods and teach them about the animals and plants that live there. We go during all seasons in order to show them how nature responds to each season. And they love it! I have…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 13, 2012  
12
  Likes: 3

How To Coupon-tips for Beginners
Over the last few years, the economy and job market have made it difficult for most of us to get by. Because of this, many of us had to get creative with our budget. Personally, my family’s budget is so tight, I feel guilty when I have to spend $20…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Oct 06, 2011  
2
  Likes: 1

Using An Excel Budget Planner To Get Your Finances In Order
I don’t think I can say enough how important a budget is. One simple way to track expenses is by using an Excel budget planner. Some people hear the word budget and they cringe. I get that. They think a budget means you can’t spend any money and you can’t…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 12, 2012  
20
  Likes: 6

Starter Kit for Home Canning - Tips to Decrease Your Start Up Costs
In my previous article Victory Gardens - Why You Should Plant One Today, I discussed how important it is to plant a garden this spring, especially given the significant rise in the cost of food and fuel and the issues of our global economy. In order to fully reap the…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 07, 2012  
5
  Likes: 1

How to Budget And Keep Your Sanity
Is budget a dirty word to you? Do you think of it as too restraining and a bit of a fun-killer? If so, you may want to rethink that, because making a budget and living within its boundaries can give you a whole new lease on life, and more than…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 31, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How Do You Stretch Your Dollar Further In These Hard Times?
At the moment many families are struggling. The cost of living is going up and wages are not keeping pace. There is also the increasing threat of job loss as so many jobs are moving offshore. It is just not possible for Australian manufacturing companies to compete with the lure…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 26, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

It's All About Money
Money, money, money! Money is one of my favorite topics because it arises such passion in people. Everyone has an opinion about it – how to spend it, how to save it, how to get more of it! What about you? What does money mean to you? I want more…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Sep 16, 2013  
12
  Likes: 16

Money And Family Values
Money is essential. I grew up in a traditional middle-class home; my father had a job and my mother stayed at home. Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time and money trying to figure out why I was not making more money. I believe that I…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jan 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Avoid Temptations While Learning How to Budget and Save Money
Learning how to budget and save money is critical to the success of your financial future. You need money to survive in this world. Not only do you need money for everyday living expenses, but you should also put aside some for retirement or for backup in case of job…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Budgeting Tips - Eating Your Way to Financial Well - being
Do you know that food is the third largest family expense? If part of entertainment expense involves dining out, the total percentage if the family budget going to food is even greater. Today you can follow some simple steps to reduce your grocery expenses by up to 25%. Concentrate on…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 13, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Managing Your Money In Difficult Economic Times
The consumer society has led us to believe that we can have it all. If we can’t afford it, we can take out a loan or an overdraft to cover it. However, is this still a sensible way to continue to live in view of the worldwide economic recession? If…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Organising A Budget
Creating a budget is the first important step in organizing in your financial life. We cannot overemphasize the importance of a budget for successful financial planning. To start with you have to provide as much financial information as possible. The purpose is to know where your money comes from and…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Nov 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Extreme Couponing - Online Coupon Systems Lead to More Free Items Than Ever Before
My mother was a coupon clipper. We would go to the local convenience store every Sunday morning and buy 4 or 5 newspapers and spend the day cutting coupons. I was a frequent helper, and I knew that clipping coupons helped us save money. After getting my first apartment, I…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 24, 2012  
16
  Likes: 6

Budgeting That Makes Sense
Budgeting does not have to drive you crazy or cause you to feel like you're in a vortex. Sometimes it is the small steps we take that create a big effect, so here are some tips to help you trim your budget without making you feel like you’re in chains.…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jun 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Pink Slime - Bad Product Or Bad Reputation?
What is "Pink Slime"? "Pink Slime" is a slang term for the lean beef products that are added to many of our foods. Recently, "pink slime" has gotten a lot of media attention, and I believe a lot of the truth surrounding this product has been hidden from us. Due…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 28, 2012  
18
  Likes: 5

How I Got Out Of Debt And Made Ends Meet
I wasn't never taught how to manage my money. When I was growing up I did with money what I seen my brothers do with it--spend it as soon as they got it. Money always burnt a hole in my pockets. I would buy myself clothes, jewelry and I even…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Sep 27, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Diet Programs on A Budget - How to Lose Weight Without Breaking the Bank
Weight loss programs are great at promoting healthy lifestyles, but they never tell you how to follow their program on a budget. Most diet programs have specific foods that they want you to eat and specific meals they want you to make. If you are not already eating those foods,…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 24, 2012  
13
  Likes: 8

Saving Money On Children's Clothes - Leave Your Pride At The Door
Children are constantly growing, which means you are constantly buying new clothing for your kids. With the changing of the seasons, many parents become anxious as they realize that all of the clothes from last year no longer fit and a major shopping spree is in order. Saving Money on…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 14, 2012  
6
  Likes: 2

How To Become Debt Free – Some Simple Ideas
Would you like to know how to become debt free? Our culture has become increasingly unfriendly to living a debt free lifestyle over the years. I think we need to find our way back to the way my grandparents lived. They built their house with cash. It took them a…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Sep 15, 2012  
6
  Likes: 2

How Home Canning Keeps Your Food Budget Low
Home canning is an excellent way to stretch your food budget. Buy the food in season when the prices are the cheapest (and the food is the tastiest) or grow them yourself at home and then preserve them through home canning. Saving Money With Home Canning First, let's discuss what…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 24, 2012  
21
  Likes: 7

Extreme Couponing - Use Coupons To Expand Your Food Storage
Emergency preparedness is important. Watching the news each day, we see terrible natural disasters happening all over the world. Were those people prepared? Being prepared for a disaster is something I started doing last year when we had a series of blizzards that severely disrupted our food chain. Some stores…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jul 24, 2012  
8
  Likes: 6

Taking Care Of Your Finances
You do not want to be one of those guys who does not take care of your finances because the world is one big vacuum waiting to suck up the careless, the person void of wisdom, and the person who does not plan well. In Proverbs chapter 27 verses 23,…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Jun 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Petrol Strike Uk - New Ways to Make Money
It's that time again for anyone living in the same country as me - as sure as clockwork the petrol strike UK has returned to give birth to a mass panic at every petrol station in the country. This time things are a little different, the politicians have been accused…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   Mar 29, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

If you plan to plant a garden this spring, you are probably in the middle of preparing your dirt…
Spring is a time of renewal. All the birds return and sing beautiful songs as they gather their nesting…
It is planting season! With all the home improvement projects that spring brings, have you also considered…
It very worrying that we live in a society where people are encouraged to think that if you want…
Pinterest is an online social networking site where you maintain virtual bulletin boards. Your boards…
I was researching the history of canning a few months ago and stumbled upon an article about Victory…

Featured Authors

Christine Bruhier Turk
Articles: 1
Most people know me as Chris these days but I'm also known as Chrissy or ChrissyDee. I love to…
Lacey Wolf
Articles: 2
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my writing. I am Lacey and have been writing several…
Tonette Watson
Articles: 1
Tonette Watson is a business and life success coach and is the Founder of:(a) Sow For Success http://…
Pump Man
Articles: 1
FertieStaff
Articles: 2
My husband and I are trying to make a happy comfortable life for ourselves and our ferrets (btw,…
DJ. Cameron
Articles: 1
Dionie Cameron, Credit Consultant and owner of positivecreditscore.com. She has been in the Credit…
Jean Dewitt
Articles: 2
Jay Essvee
Articles: 1
AJ
Articles: 20
AJ is a mompreneur with two small children. She enjoys exploring nature, gardening, trips to the…
AuthorApril
Articles: 1
I am April and I enjoy writing about a wide variety of topics. Putting the pen to the paper is my…