three children wearing DIY Halloween costumes

5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just weeks away, it’s time to get serious about this year’s costumes. Whether you’re the one getting dressed up or you have to outfit your kids, buying costumes can be expensive — almost $30 per costume on average. That’s a good chunk of change, especially since most costumes will only be worn once. Fortunately, there are l...


Have Fun with Cheap or Free Fall Activities

It seems like just yesterday kids were heading back to school and now it’s already time for fall break. If you’re looking for ideas to keep kids occupied while they have a few days off, keep reading. These cheap or free fall activities are also great ways to enjoy beautiful fall weekends (and they’re not just for kids)!           ...


Beware of these 7 red flags for renters

Beware of these 7 Red Flags for Renters

Most people will end up renting a place to live at some point in their lives. Whether it’s as a young person just starting out or after the kids have grown and it’s time to downsize the empty nest (or at some time in between). And there are many people who simply prefer the relative freedom of renting instead of owning a home. While renting ...


How to save more money when shopping online

6 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online

There’s a lot to like about shopping online. It’s quick and convenient. You don’t have to deal with driving to the store, pushing through crowds or settling for merchandise in less-than-perfect condition. The downside is that online shopping can be almost too easy, and may lead to overspending. The key here is to shop only when you really ...


Child and her tutor celebrating success with a high five

5 Ways to Save on Tutoring

Tutoring is a great way to help your child catch up in one specific subject, learn effective studying skills or keep up with homework and projects. The only problem is, it can be an expensive addition to the family budget. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many resources available to make tutoring more affordable — and possibly even free. Ta...