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Seven Dwarves in Disney World parade

One of my favorite things to do before our Disney trips are over, is to pick out a souvenir to remind of us one of our favorite places on earth (I know, so dramatic. But seriously, we love it so much!)

But you may have noticed a theme around here. I don’t like to spend a lot of money… on ANYTHING.

So if you’re like me, and you like to save money like it’s a sport, I’ve compiled this list for you…

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Woman cleaning with rubber gloves and spray bottle

We all have those places in our house that tend to get overlooked. They just become part of the scenery and we simply stop noticing them. But when guests come over and are looking at your home with fresh eyes, they might.

But have no fear! I’m here to help you think through All The Places with a list of 17 areas you may want to double check before your next round of house guests arrive…

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Person holding piggy bank with outstretched arms

It can be hard work to stay out of debt. But I think the freedom that comes with it is so worth the sacrifice and effort you put in. And even if you have some debt it’s not too late to make some changes in order to become debt free…

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empty Cart in grocery store aisle

As long as I can remember my family and friends have made fun of me for being a penny pincher. Leave it to me to pull out a coupon for the most obscure things almost anywhere.

But I didn’t just stumble across my frugal ways. I’ve closely studied the habits of people who always seem to score the best deals. And I’ve compiled a list of 11 of their habits that you can easily mimic yourself…

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Little boy on dad's shoulders walking on main street in magic kingdom

There are few things in life that really truly matter. But one thing that is really important to us is making memories with our kids…

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Balloon Souvenirs at Disney World

I don’t have to tell you that the prices at theme parks are inflated for almost everything. And Disney is no exception. Before we left for our last Disney trip I made sure to buy everything on this list. Because you won’t catch me paying $15 for a plastic poncho, even if it does have that cute Mickey on it. I’d rather be soaked in silent protest.

Of course you can buy almost everything on this list when you get there. But if you buy them ahead of time you’ll save a ton…

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Toothbrushes in cup

14 Surprising Household Items You Can Use to Clean Your Car Like a Pro Before going on our summer road trip a few summers ago

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Person cleaning car tire with soapy sponge

I love driving a clean car. I just don’t always have the time or energy to give my car the full detail it deserves. And I’m guessing many of you feel the same way. But no worries, I’ve put together this list of simple tricks for us lazy folks who want to know how to clean your car in half the time.

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Suitcases stacked on a beach

How Credit Cards Changed the Way Our Family Travels I’m about to lay out just how easy it is to get into the points and

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Minivan with open hatch full of groceries

Nobody likes to spend more than they have to on gas. In fact, my husband will often go out of his way to save a few cents per gallon (although I’m not sure the math works out when you take into account the extra time on the road, but I digress).

But by making a few changes and keeping up with a few key items you can make a significant difference in the amount of gas you’re using…

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Children in the backseat looking at map and playing with electronics

4 Aftermarket Rear Entertainment Options When we bought our first minivan in 2013, one of the “must-haves” during our search was a built in screen

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