10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

5 Creative Ways to Save: Utilities

Today is the last post in our 5 Creative Ways to Save series! So far, we’ve covered some ways to save money on Christmas, dinner, and entertainment. Today, let’s talk about utilities! When I first posted about my $650 budget — I got tons of questions about HOW we live on so little. Here on the blog, you can find tons of tips on how to save, like my weekly menus, money saving recipes, and more! For utilities, it’s common for our electric bill to be $60, our gas (heating) bill to be about $50, and water is about $40. These are just some of Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

How to Save on Cell Phones

When I posted last week about how we live on $650, I got TONS of questions about my budget. I’m going to go into each category a little further, and give you more info and tips on how to save in that area. So today, let’s talk about cell phones. It’s a necessary tool in today’s world, isn’t it? It seems like everyone out and about is glued to their phone. And most of those people are paying huge cell phone bills for the pleasure. Before we went to Europe, we lived in Tennessee, and we had AT&T for our cell phones. We had no Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

How We Live On $650 a month

{See our most up-to-date budget here, which is now $550/month!}    We have 6 people in our family – including 4 crazy kids! And we manage to live on $650 a month. This is how we do it! Groceries = $250/month I am very careful with my meal planning. I buy in bulk, cook from scratch, and we do not buy pre-packaged or convenience foods. I do one week a month where I cook from the pantry, and we don’t get groceries at all. I stretch the meat in my recipes to make it go farther. I check store ads to I can price-match and Read More