Calling All Christians–How Would You Like $100?

This post may contain affiliate links which help me keep the blog running. I never recommend something I don’t believe in. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine.   If you’re a regular reader of mine, I’m sure you have an emergency savings account (and if you don’t, I implore you—please get one ASAP. I’m about to tell you about a good place to open one, so listen up!). But one can never be too prepared right, so what’s another? Don’t like managing more than one account? What if opening another account earned you a cool $100—worth it then?! Thought that might help. We have a few savings accounts because they each serve different purposes. Our main account is online at CIT Bank and has the vast majority of our emergency savings specifically for, well, emergencies! CIT offers the highest…

Meal Planning 101: Save Time and Money

This post may contain affiliate links. I never recommend anything I have not tried myself. All opinions are 100% mine.   I have previously talked about meal planning before as a means to lowering food costs. And since that time, I’ve had a few people reach out to inquire about it more. So, I thought I would dedicate a whole post to meal planning and include a few recipes to get anyone who’s interested, started.   Like Anything, Meal Planning has its Pros and Cons. Pros: Meal planning eliminates the 5:00 panic of what to make for dinner. When you have a plan, your proteins can be thawed out and ready to go when you walk in the door from work. No more unsafe thawing practices or defrosting chicken in the microwave and trying to cut off the dried-up edges—you know the nasty parts…

The Best Places to Get Your Cash Back

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine. I never recommend a company or product that I haven’t tried and used myself.   I am a bargain hunter by nature, always have been. Not always smart about it though–in my younger days, I have been known to buy a cute pair of sandals that were two sizes too small because they were only $10 and the leather “should stretch out over time!” You guessed it; I wore them one time for a grand total of an hour, couldn’t return them and was out $10. Don’t be like the old me! Nowadays, I’m smarter about my bargain hunting and planned purchases. Anything unplanned, I have a customary two to seven day waiting period before I decide if I really love that item enough to…