Frugal parent tips

May 312011

How to be a frugal parent? What are the best tips to be frugal but give everything to your kids?

I came across this site called The Simple Dollar where ultra-frugal parents share their money saving tips. Here they are:

  • Use cloth wipes instead of paper wipes: buy towels at yard sales, wash them, cut them up and use them as cloth wipes. You can use them when you change the diapers or cleaning up faces. You can wash them and re-use them. You’ll save a lot of money and on top of that you protect the planet too.
  • Use different spices: when you make basic food from meat, beans, vegetable or fruit you can make it tastier when you spice it.
  • Buy open-ended and imagination based toys: they cost less and they help your children to use their imaginations.
  • Buy end-rolls of newspaper what you can use as wrapping paper and the kids can draw on it too.
  • Cut their hair at home: when kids are smaller you can cut their hair at home. When they get older they may become picky:)

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Frugal tips that our grandparents taught us

May 272011

There are many frugal tips that grandparents can taught their grandchildren. Our grandparents lived in an era when frugal living was a standard. They didn’t have enough money so they had to be frugal; maybe it wasn’t their choice at first place but there was no other way.

They had different tips and tricks how to use things twice and I’m pretty sure that we can still learn from them. I came across this interesting article where readers share their opinion frugal living and frugal tips. Here are a couple of tips that are worth to try:

  • Don’t buy what you won’t use.
  • Turn the light off when you leave the room.
  • Cycle instead of drive.

What are the frugal tips that you learnt from your grandparents?

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20 Things You Can Use Twice Before Tossing

May 262011

Frugal moms can come up with amazing money saving ideas. I love the tipnut.com site because it has a frugal living section. They collected how to recycle dry cleaning bags, business cards, envelopes, cereal liner bags – the list is endless.

My favorite one is the homemade citrus vinegar cleaner which you can use to clean your house and whiten your clothes.

If you want to read the tips please click here

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How to teach kids to manage money

May 252011

Kids love amusement park and gifts shops so when you plan your amusement trip next time keep the following  tips in mind. Thanks to Paula I learned how to do it, please read her story below:

A few years ago, we decided to designate a certain amount of money for special purchases whenever our family went to an amusement park.  We figured out what we could afford ($25, but $15 would have been more than enough) and then told our children, then 5 and 8, how much they were allowed to spend.  We told them the money was theirs.

You can imagine their beaming faces as they suddenly received free money. We, the parents, became the money carriers, but allowed the kids to spend as they desired. It could be used for toys or candy or extra drinks, it was their decision.

It was very interesting to watch them as we travelled the park.  They’d say, “I want this or I want that” and we’d respond by letting them know how much of their money it would use up.  We also occasionally informed them that it was more than they could afford.  What a relief to see them decide whether it was truly worth it to invest in the stuffed Shamu if that meant they couldn’t have a frozen lemonade later.  They  took more responsibility in their choices and truly appreciated and reused whatever they purchased.  No more blinking lights which cost $7 tossed into the garbage the following day.  It makes my cheap parental heart leap for joy.

This is a good way to teach kids how to manage money, how to assess value and how to understand scarcity. It also helps to extend the pleasure of shopping.

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Tippr coupon codes

May 122011

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Groupon for moms

May 112011

Now it’s a great opportunity to save up to 90% on spas, restaurants and different events in your city. It has never been easier to join Groupon for moms.

  1. Choose your location.
  2. Enter your e-mail address.

It’s fun and easy and you can save serious money with Groupon.

Just click on the banner below to get started:
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Frugal living – daily money saving tips for moms

May 102011

Frugal living is becoming more and more important. Who doesn’t want to save some money on shopping?

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Women Freebies Canada

May 52011

It has never been easier to get big brand samples in Canada. If you live in Canada and you want to get free samples from:

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  • Stayfree
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  • Dove
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you have to register your details today. You just have to enter your first name, e-mail address, postal code and your birth year. Then you will receive a confirmation e-mail where you have to click on the confirmation link and then you will receive Women Freebies Canada. You can also take part in competitions and get the hottest Canadian deals into your mailbox.


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Australian freebies

May 42011

If you live in Australia now you have the chance to get Australian freebies, take part in great competitions and get paid surveys offers. You can also receive a $500 Bunnings Warehouse gift card. How? Just click on the link below:

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New coupons for May

May 22011

There are great coupons available for May 2011, please check them out below:

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$1.00 OFF 1 McCann’s Irish Oatmeal product
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