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We’ve been experiencing a cooler than normal start to our summer AND we’re LOVING it!

We’re in the middle of a landscaping project using up leftover bricks from our patio remodel several years ago. Hoping to have all of these bricks laid before our 4th of July bar-b-que.



We’ve been more aggressive in selling things we don’t need. All of the money is going into our Vacation Budget account - and it’s growing nicely.


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Several months ago we wrote an article about Retail Arbitrage and introduced you to Jessica Lawrew / The Selling Family.

Jessica’s story of being laid off and needing to replace her income is amazing.

She and Cliff have perfected the art of selling/flipping items through FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon).

They've created a course that teaches You to Earn Income with FBA. Several website visitors have already taken the course and are earning side hustle income now.

The price for the course will be going up soon as they are releasing a new expanded version (4.0) of the course on June 17.


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  • We’ll get you Vacation Food for Less
  • Give your Kids Something to do this Summer.
  • Talk about a Teen who was Given a Special Car (you’ve got to read this),
  • Vacations on a Shoestring Budget and
  • Two Great Summer Drink Recipes

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

We’re making frugal fun!


In This Issue:

50% off at Sonic Drive-Ins

Have you ever gotten a Sonic Drink Special during their daily Happy Hour? Sonic is America’s Drive-In fast food restaurant.

They serve up Happy Hour deals every day (Monday – Sunday) between 2 and 4 pm. We confirmed this information and updated in December of 2017.

We drive by a Sonic location several times each week. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that we discovered these half priced Happy Hour Deals(an online friend gave us a tip).

You’ll want to see these amazing deals!

If you’re looking for some awesome drink deals and some tasty snacks check out Sonic’s Happy Hour Deals.

Read More Here


Vacation Meals on a Budget

10 Ways to Save on Food While Traveling

Vacation meals can be expensive! But with vacation meals on a budget and a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy awesome food. Even while you travel, you can spend much less than the average person doing it. We’ve got lots of ideas for having a great vacation on a budget and it all starts with saving on vacation meals.

Get the 10 Money-Saving Food Ideas Here


Should You Buy Your Teenager a Car?

Why this Dad Gave a 1965 Mustang


Have you wondered if you should give your teen a car?

Are other parents in your area doing it and you’re getting pressure from your child?

What should parents do about Teens & Cars? Is it MoneySmart to give your kids a car and a computer? One dad thinks so.

We didn’t give any of our kids a car. But we did help them save and shop and buy their first cars for cash.

When we heard about this dad who gave his teenager a 1965 Mustang, we thought he’d lost his mind.

Read about this “Crazy” Dad


Inexpensive Summer Activities

For Kids & Families

If you need Inexpensive Summer Activities for kids and families, we’ve got 13 great recreation ideas that you’re going to love. These Summer activities are perfect for kids and adults.

It’s June and school’s out …what do you do to help your kids have healthy fun in the summer? Is it an afternoon at the movies, a visit to an amusement park, or an afternoon at the mall? How much will that cost you?

Perhaps you might want to consider tackling a large project, learning a new skill or participating in community service.

Get the List Here


Great Vacations With Limited Funds

Having Fun on a Shoestring Budget

Is your budget limited for vacation this year? If you’re thinking you can’t take a vacation, think again. We’ve got lots of frugal and cheap tips to make your vacation memorable on a shoestring budget.

If your only option is a Vacation with Limited Funds, can you still create a fun and enjoyable memory? Here’s how we and several other frugal friends have enjoyed great vacations on the cheap.

Get the Vacation Tips Here


Two Delicious and Inexpensive Drink Recipes

Get all of our delicious and easy non-alcoholic drink recipes on this page

Pineapple Lemonade Recipe

Words can’t describe how refreshing and different this punch recipe is. When we first heard about it, we thought, oh (yawn) another lemonade recipe. How wrong we were. This is lemonade with attitude – it’s got spunk and sparkle – and lots of flavor. You’ve got to try it.

Click the image to watch the video

Get the Recipe Here


Cherry Limeade Recipe

If you’ve ever tasted Cherry Limeade from Sonic Drive-Ins, you’re going to love this sweet and tart DIY recipe. It’s easy to make and delicious to drink. We’ve been working on this recipe for years and years.

Get the Recipe Here

A Great Character Book for Kids

Droodles Book of Proverbs is an awesome and fun book. Ray and Sally Cioni have written stories that capture a kids imagination (not to mention adults). The Droodles Storybook of Proverbs is a collection of twelve short, animated stories that focus on character building in kids.

Read our entire review here


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