Author: ChristinaRRoot

Is Mystery Shopping Worth the Time and Effort?

I enjoy mystery shopping. I think it’s a lot of fun, and it’s a fun way to save money by letting other people pay for things and make a little side cash. The benefits of mystery shopping What I love about mystery shopping is that you have a lot of freedom. You can schedule the appointments yourself, make phone calls when the kids are napping and it’s all on your schedule, for the most part. I also love that you can get things for free, plus make a little money on them. While you may not make a ton, your net...

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6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Meat

So, can I just level with you? I tried to do the vegetarian thing for my husband. I mean, not entirely vegetarian because I don’t believe that’s a healthy choice. Growing up, my mother in law had bad reactions to beef and apparently they burned out on chicken, so there were a lot of vegetarian meals. In my family, the norm was to have a meat main dish with sides. One of my favorite meals is roast with potatoes and carrots if that tells you anything! So, like I said, I tried it for him. I really did. But girlfriend, I...

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15 Minute System For Creating An Effective Budget

I used to struggle with budgeting until three things happened: the first was I for my food budget under control with a consistent system that worked. That’s a huge area where I used to overspend, and it really messed up our budget. The second area was our income, which I finally increased consistently (without having to work for clients or put the kids in daycare) on Pinterest. This budgeting method was the kicker that really helped me manage out finances quickly and easily. I spend no more then 15 minutes when we get paid, and because it’s easy I can maintain it...

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The Best Maternity & Nursing Tops for Under $40

I had the hardest time finding cute clothes that fit me right when I was a nursing mom, especially since I was on a tight budget. There were tons of cute tops I couldn’t afford, so I ended up making this list, as much for myself for when I want to start nursing, as to share here with you. To make it easy, I have them separated out into categories. I personally loved the short-sleeved nursing shirts best, since I was always warm when I was nursing, especially since I used my Boba carrier which I love so I always had a human space...

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How to Save Tons of Money on Non-Food Items

Since I launched my ecourse, Become a Food Budget Boss, I’ve heard from a lot of homemakers that they have trouble managing the non-food parts of their budget. I know how frustrating it is to be trying to budget and not being able to get into a groove because little things keep tripping you up, so here are my best tips for including non-food items in your budget without overspending! Create a separate budget for non-food items If your budget is right, it can be overwhelming to think about adding in one more thing, but I’m not saying you need to increase...

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