Family

Results From Our Yard Sale

We had our yard sale – and it was a success! Our primary goal for the yard sale was to remove unwanted items from our home – to reduce clutter and free up valuable space. Our secondary goal was to make a little money – for clothes for the new school year and a quick trip for Mrs. NCN and myself. I am happy to report, we managed to net just over $500 from our yard sale! We started the sale bright and early, around 7:30am, and quickly began to sell nicer items – kids’ clothing, toys, some tools.  I’m pretty sure the first customers were re-sellers – They knew exactly what they were looking for, they were quick to…

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Family, Saving Money

Money And Our Summer Vacation

My family and I recently returned from an awesome week at the beach.  The weather was great – not too hot, but warm enough for swimming and hanging out at the beach.  We had a blast. Each year, we visit that same area – but shop around for the best deal on a local condo.  This year, we found an amazing, three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, just across the road from the beach. We saved money by picking a non-beachfront unit.  By walking about 100 extra feet, we saved several hundred dollars. Our kids are now old enough to move about the condo complex on their own – so we also saved a little money by being on the fourth floor, rather…

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Family, Frugality

How To Save Money In The Kitchen

I am a big fan of using a combination of coupons and a grocery price-book to save money when buying groceries.  I am also a big fan of saving money in the kitchen, after those groceries have been purchased.  Here’s how to save money in the kitchen – and minimize those costly trips to the grocery store. These tips work for our busy family of 5.  There are no professional organizers in this bunch! In the refrigerator – Keep things neat and tidy.  It’s easy to forget what you have if you can’t see it. Prep fruits and vegetables.  We have kids – and kids like convenience foods.  Rather than see our fruits and vegetables spoil, we slice and peel…

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