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Are you making it? Are you saving it?
Whether you are making it, saving it or not you are in the right place. Learning about money can be hard. We are here to make it easier and less stressful.
Learn how to tighten the budget just a little bit more so you can afford that one thing you really need. Learn how to make more money in the few spare minutes you have.
As Moms we are multi-taskers we need to be in four places at once and balance the budget. We need to make sure our family is fed healthy meals, the laundry is done and the bills are paid.
In general we are busy. So where, when and how do we learn about money, how to make it and how to save it? Take a minute for you, grab a cup of coffee and below you will find great tips to help you win with money.
First let’s talk about making more money.
Whether you are a stay at home Mom or a working Mom, making just enough money to pay all the bills can be hard.
With costs going up and growing children, making all the payments can be difficult. Even if you are making all the payments is there anything left over for savings or planning a vacations?
Take a moment and assess your budget? Are you making enough money to cover all your bills. If you struggle with money and budgeting take a look at this book it made the world of difference when we were struggling with money.
Even if you aren’t struggling with money and you just need a refresher course on budgeting this book is the best.
Did you know you can make a great extra income from home in your spare time.
You can whether you have 30 minutes a day or five extra hours in a week there is a side hustle you can do to make more money.
First what do you love to do in your spare time? Could you turn what you love into a money maker? Is there something your friends always ask you to help with or compliment you on?
Is there something you have always thought about doing but never followed through with? Now is the time to to follow through.
We live in the perfect time to start a side job and create and extra income from home.
I blog as a side income and I am a working Mom. My side income helps pay for the groceries, the rent and other extras. I spend about 15-20 hours a week working on my side hustle give or take the time of year and my family responsibilities.
What could you do to make extra money? Checkout these great work from home ideas that you can doing in your spare time. Whether you have an hour here or there or a whole Saturday there is a side job you can do to make make money.
Now let’s talk about saving money.
Even when you think you can’t squeeze the budget any more for that few dollars to buy groceries or to take the kids to the movies. Believe it or not you can, there are ways. Learn 75 ways to save money and help you live a more frugal happy life.
Just to give you an example of where you might be able to cut money this week. Do you bring coffee to work or buy it at the local coffee shop? Do you brown bag your lunches or order out? How could you change these activities to save more money?
Do you meal plan and grocery shop with a list? Believe it or not meal planning can be a great way to save money. Are you falling victim to the grocery store marketing plans learn more on how the stores are helping you spend more money.
Have you thought about all the extras you spend money on? I am not talking extra expensive things, I am talking about things we spend money on that we don’t really need or we buy too much of.
Things that maybe we could do without or buy the store brand instead of the name brand variety. Things that we could DIY at home instead of spending the extra money. Learn the seven things we stopped buying that saved us over $700 a month.
You can save money even in a tight budget you just have to look at it with fresh eyes and a new goal. You can live well on less.
There is nothing wrong with doing without a few new things to save some money. Do you really need that new dress or could you buy the store brand cereal instead of the name brand?
Could you make every meal from scratch this week and brown bag your lunches to save money? Yes you can. If making small changes, saves you money and decreases your stress, yes you can.
Moms you can win with money.
You can make more money. You can save more money. You can win with your money. Now is the time to make your money work for you. You can decrease your stress and be happier. Live the life you want.
Incase you missed it here is the link again for the 31 Work From Home Ideas
Here is the link for 75 Super Frugal Living Tips To Save Money On Household Expenses
Are you looking to save money? Checkout these money saving resources:
Are you looking to get your finances under control and learn how to budget? You can get our free budgeting printable here. Another great resource for budgeting and learning all the ins and outs of personal finance is The Total Money Makeover. This book changed our personal finances for the better and is a must read.
If you have read my blog before you have heard me talk about MyFreezEasy meal plans and how much I love them. You have also heard me talk about all the time and money meal planning saves me. I use to choose take out or drive thru coffee or dinner at a restaurant after a long hard day. Learning to meal plan effectively helped curb that habit and now we are enjoying yummy homemade meals that our family love.
Is your grocery budget stressing you out? Are you trying to figure out how to feed our family healthy meals while you watch the price of groceries rise? You are not alone.
The Grocery Budget Workshop taught me how to save money at the grocery store. It taught me how to cook efficiently, manage a grocery budget, shop sales and coupon quickly. It also taught me how to save over $700 a month on items our family really didn’t need.
Are you ready to earn money while you shop? Yes, I said earn money while you shop. Have you heard of Ibotta? Earn cash back on everyday purchases. Simple select the items you will be shopping for in your easy handheld app, go shopping, redeem your rebates and earn cash. Simple and easy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity