I've been married 29 years, mother of 2, 2 grand children, 1 cat
Choosing Where To Be FrugalBeing frugal does not mean one should not enjoy life, just that we should examine our way of life to see if what we are doing is bringing us pleasure for the cost associated.
Random Drug Testing for TeensWhen my kids were in high school I instituted random drug testing at my house. It was really cheap to set up and I feel like in the long run, I was saved an incalculably amount because one of my kids lived in the "gray".
Practice "Stranger Danger" With Your ChildrenWhen I was visiting, I was asked to walk my granddaughter to her school bus stop one morning. As we were walking, my daughter drove by and slowed down, rolled down her window and said "Hey little girl, I sure do like those pink shoes."
Reducing the Cost of Feeding a FamilyI was in the grocery store yesterday and was talking with a lady in the dairy section about the rising cost of food. She was very upset that her kids were eating her out of house and home.
Pay Your Child SupportWin the war in the end! Pay your child support. Non custodial parents: when your children are grown they will respect you so much more if they know you paid your part to get them raised.
Organizing Financial InformationI have a 3 ring binder for each of us (my husband and I) to organize our financial information and I also have a binder for joint financial information.