Financial Independence: Living Within a Budget

Steps to live within a budget to gain financial freedom.| thecrazynutsmom.com

I have struggled to make ends meet many times.  When I bought my first house, I bought it as a single person.  I didn’t have a lot of money for groceries.  Most of the time I ate grilled cheese and tomato soup, spaghetti with no sauce, or tortilla chips and cheese.  Not the best food. Continue Reading …

Printable: Monthly Family Budget

Plan out your family budget with this free printable.  Allows you to take the extra monthly left over and apply it to put it into savings. | thecrazynutsmom.com

It is hard to save money.  If it’s in my account, I want to spend it. But, if I can put down on paper, how much I’m bringing in and what my bills are, I can take that ‘extra’ money and either apply it on another bill or put it into savings. Check out this Continue Reading …

Make a list, check the coupon and ad matching policy twice before you shop

Check the stores coupon and price matching policy before you shop|thecrazynutsmom.com

Before you head out for Black Friday with your coupons and ads to price match at stores, PLEASE rereview the coupon policies and price matching policies.  Some may have changed! For example, Meijer is no longer ad matches: Meijer strives to provide low prices every day across the store. In order to maintain our prices, Continue Reading …

Black Friday Shopping Without the Crowds

Save money time and sleep during black friday sales|thecrazynutsmom.com

This post may contain affiliate links, see my disclosure policy. I love a good deal.  I don’t like particpating in black friday crowds. I like my sleep, so I have never gotten up early for a big sale (expect for the big make up sale of 2011.). Don’t judge me. So when asked, if I will Continue Reading …

Free and Discounted offers for Veteran and Military Families for Veterans Day

LongHorn logo

Veteran’s day is just around the corner.   I love it when companies honor those who have served and are serving in our military. Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse are three amazing companies who are also recognizing and supporting the efforts of our vetrans, troops and their famlies. Check out these great specials Continue Reading …

Saving without Coupons

Saving Money without Coupons|thecrazynutsmom.com

A month ago, we had no money and needed to get things for school lunches and the essentials. Additional orthodontic bills drained our accounts in a big way. We  HAD to get groceries.  I had NO coupons on the items we needed.  This happens. So how can you save money without coupons? Shop sales - I Continue Reading …

Printable Coupons 10/1

printable free coupons|thecrazynutsmom.com

This post may contain affiliate links, see my disclosure policy. Check out all these new printable coupons.  Looks like a ton of great deals can be had this week! COUPONS.COM $1.00 off Men’s Fruit of the Loom Underwear $1.50 off Triple Paste medicated ointment $2.00 off any (1) HUGGIES Overnites Diapers $2.00 off any ONE (1) Continue Reading …

3 Course Steak Lovers Dinner Deal at LongHorn Steak

LH 3 Course Dinner

 Check out this deal with LongHorn Steakhouse.  You can get a 3 Course Steak Dinner for just $12.99! Start your meal with a hand-chopped mixed green or Caesar salad.  Then enjoy a 6 oz Renegade Sirloin steak with your choice from seven sides.  (You can choose to upgrade to the 8 oz. Renegade Sirloin for Continue Reading …

Possibilities are Endless with Great Food

Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo

This post may contain affiliate links, see my disclosure policy. Check out the fabulous offer of delicious food at a great price from Olive Garden and Red Lobster. Can you believe it?  For the 18th year at Olive Garden, you can create your own delicious Never Ending Pasta Bowl with soup, salad and breadsticks. Pick your Continue Reading …

Stubbs BBQ Tailgate Experience at Kroger in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

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This post may contain affiliate links, see my disclosure policy. It’s football time, tailgating and great food.  If you are in the Ypsilanti or Ann Arbor (A2) Michigan area on September 4 & 5, you will want to stop by the Kroger stores listed below to check out the Legendary Stubb’s Bar-B-Q trailer. Stubbs will be rolling through Continue Reading …