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Our fall weather has finally arrived and we’ve been enjoying the cooler mornings and evenings. We’re doing yard work and just hosted a huge garage sale to clean out unneeded things from our garage.


We had 19 tables full of stuff from 3 families. Between 100 and 150 people come through our garage sale in 2 days. It was amazing. In total, $550 worth of stuff was sold. AND we donated 2 carloads full of unneeded stuff when we were finished. 

We also took the time to list several of the larger items on OfferUp, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Since the sale, we've had lots of inquiries AND sold another $50 worth of items.

If you need some extra cash - hosting a garage sale and selling things on CraigsList, Offerup and Facebook Marketplace could be just the thing for you.

If you want to do a yard sale, read our ultimate garage sale guide here.

We’re making frugal fun!




Halloween Tips and Ideas

Our Halloween Tips & Ideas Page contains a growing number of ideas such as frugal ways to buy costumes, activities for parties, and tricks for finding discounted Halloween decor.

We’d love to hear from you with tips on how you make Halloween and Fall fun.

Send us your tips via email here.

Get all of our Halloween Tips here



Free Scholarships & Grants: Find Gold on the College Scholarship Rainbow!


Are you looking for free college scholarships and grants? We have tips and tricks to land tons of college money.

This blog presents lots of proven ways to find more scholarship hacks. It shares how to prepare for them and how to win more awards. It’s time to start gathering in scholarship winnings!

What if there really was a pot of scholarship gold waiting for you at the end of the scholarship rainbow.

Get all of the Scholarship Tips here


10 DIY Non-Scary Halloween Costumes
Easy, Cheap & Fast


We’ve got tons of ideas for non-scary Halloween costumes that are easy and cheap to make.

Have you thought about Halloween costumes for you or your kids yet? Does the cost of costumes scare the fun out of Halloween for your family?

Planning for Halloween Takes the Cost out of Costumes

Halloween will be here before you know it. And costume-loving families know that putting together a unique and inexpensive costume takes some planning and some time.

Get some clever costume ideas here




How to Get The Most FAFSA Money and Pell Grant Awards



If you want to legitimately get the most FAFSA money for your college education, follow these tips and tricks. You’ll get maximum federal student aid in Pell Grants from following our research when you fill out your FAFSA application.

We have  5 kids who have attended college, and we have filled out FAFSA applications with every single one of them.

As a matter of fact, we’ve filled out the FAFSA application several times with each of them.

In the process, we’ve learned several tips from our own experience and from financial aid experts.

In this blog, we’ll share the tips and tricks with you, and show you how to maximize the FAFSA application process and receive more Pell Grant money.

Get the Tips on FAFSA here




Reduce College Costs:

Things to do in High School to Prepare for College

There are six things a teen can do in high school that will help to reduce the cost of a college education. We’ve done many of these with our 5 kids and they graduated college without any student loans!
How can a high schooler start to reduce college costs?

College is a monumental expense for parents and students alike. Who among us is prepared for paying out tens of thousands of dollars over a 4 or 5 year period? However, with any large expense, the more you and your child prepare, the more manageable the expense can be.

Read the Six Things Now


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