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Saving Money is addictive. We try to save money on everything! Is that being cheap or being money smart? 

We know several wealthy people and we haven’t ever seen them spend money frivolously. They research, wait and buy when the price is right.  This is how we save money on EVERYTHING!



That’s how we live. We just remodeled our kitchen backsplash with some free black granite tile that we found being thrown away. We had six 24” x 24” tiles and had to do some detailed planning to finish the job. But it looks amazing and cost very little to do.



July 15 & 16 is Amazon Prime Day.

Like most families, we love to save money. And one of the prime ways we do it is by shopping online. Our two favorite online shopping sites are eBay and Amazon.

Since today and tomorrow are Amazon Prime Days (free shipping for everything that Amazon sells), we’re encouraging you to check out deals on Amazon. You will need to sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial to get the deals. 

The annual Amazon Prime Membership costs $119  for adults and $78 for students.

  • Note: All links to Amazon in this email are Affiliate links - meaning we may receive a small commission if you purchase something through them. However, your price still remains the same. Our Amazon commission defers the price of sending this bi-monthly newsletter.

Amazon Prices: We’ve found that most of their grocery prices are higher than what we would pay. But their but most of their other items (tech, home decor, carpet cleaners and vacuums, books and more) are competitively priced. 

Be sure to check out the Amazon Warehouse Bargain Bin (50% off items)

And with free shipping, it makes it even better.



  • Dish Soap Tests - Which is best?

  • Successful High school & College dropouts

  • How Jocelyn earned $126,000 in scholarships (New Video at the Bottom of the newsletter)

  • Best Places to Buy Used Cell Phones

  • Much more

Everything we write is focused on helping you live a great life while saving money.


We’re making frugal fun!

PS: Annette will be speaking at Mama's Talk Money Summit - an online conference in October. More details to follow.

In This Issue:


Best Dish Soap Test: Which Brand Gives Most Value? 

Have you ever wondered which dish soap works best and gives you the best value for the money?

We love saving money and were wondering if we should buy the cheapest dish detergent or a more expensive one. Our curiosity finally got the best of us and we put together this test.

Read More and see the test results


10 Great Places to Buy Quality Used Cell Phones & Save

If you’re in the market to buy a used cell phone, try some of these sites to save some money and get a quality phone.

To make your research easier, we’ve included pricing for a couple of the most popular used cell phones. We’ve also listed the number of phones each site had available at the time of publishing.

Read the Article and see the Prices and Return Policies


How Long Can Eggs Last Unrefrigerated and Refrigerated?


Have you ever asked yourself, how long do eggs last unrefrigerated or refrigerated?

Have you ever had any other egg questions?

What About Questions Like:

What is the difference in weight between medium, large, extra large and jumbo eggs?

Or, “How can you tell if the eggs you have are going bad?

Does the nutritional value of an egg change as it ages?

Learn How to Store Eggs Here    AND   Learn to Save Money on Grade B Eggs Here


105 successful dropouts from high school and college


You won’t believe some of the people on this list of successful high school and college dropouts.

Can dropouts from high school and college become successful contributors to society?

People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, and MGM co-founder Marcus Lowe are prime examples of successful people. These are people who didn’t go to college or didn’t finish college.

See the List - #13, #70 and #91 are surprising 


8 Easy Pets for Kids: Choose the Best Pet for your Family


Shelters and rescue groups are overflowing with animals to adopt during the summer! Can you add an animal to your family, and if so how do you choose the best pet? In this article, we’ll share our experiences and a list of 8 easy pets for kids and families. 

We’ll give you a realistic view of the cost to purchase and keep a pet. We’ll also talk about the time commitment required for each one.

Read the Best Pet List Here 


How Jocelyn Earned $126,000 in Scholarships


Sign up for her FREE College Scholarship Webinar here.

53 Fun, Inexpensive & Interesting Hobbies


Have you ever said to yourself, “I need a hobby.” Are you looking for some fun, inexpensive, or interesting hobbies to try?

Hobbies are a great way to challenge you, learn a new skill or provide some extra income. And they’re especially fun if they don’t cost a lot of money to get started.

If you’re looking for something new, check out these 53 choices.

See the List of Hobbies

More money and time-saving tips:

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