5 Things You Should Buy so You Can Save Later

Buy these 5 things now so you can save hundreds later!

Saving money isn’t always about saving.  Sometimes you have to spend money to save it.  This was a hard concept for me to understand for a while.  I am not a spender.  My husband struggled to get me to spend money even when it was needed.  I am a saver and I hate spending money, but he is helping me to understand why it can be important sometimes.

There are a few things that you will want to spend money on as an investment so that you will save later.  Some of these things could be a bit more expensive at first, but they save you so much more than you spend so it is worth it.

5 things to spend money on so you save money later

  1. Water Heater Blanket – Most cost around $50 at your local hardware store.  Install it yourself and that is it!  It helps your water heater to hold the heat in so it doesn’t run as much.  This is especially important if your water heater is outside.
  2. Water Saving Shower Heads and Toilet – cost will depend on how many of these you have in your home, but the pay back happens within a few months.  There is a way you can make your toilet a water saving toilet without the cost.  Simply put a brick or a milk jug full of water in the tank.
  3. CFL’s – Switching over all you light bulbs will cost you around $70 and will save you much more than that in a year.  They last longer than regular bulbs but do tend to be a bit less bright, so make sure you have what you need light wise as well.
  4. Cloth Diapers – while they cost more upfront this is one of the things that will save you the most.  A full set of cloth diapers costs anywhere from $150-$500, but will save you thousands per child.
  5. Wholesale Club Memberships – these usually cost you about $50 a year and will save you hundreds to thousands each year.  These places usually have the best price on milk, cheese, eggs, and baking supplies.

What do you spend money on now so you invest in savings later?

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10 Budget Friendly Vacation Ideas

One of the hardest parts of living on a tight budget is that you don’t get to do many things for fun.  It can be done, but you have to really focus on budget friendly vacation ideas and try to find free things to do as well.  Having fun is an important part of making it through the tight budgeting times so you stay sane through the process.

Budget Friendly Vacation Ideas to help you have fun without breaking the bank


Are you looking for a budget friendly vacation idea, but don’t know where to start? Planning a vacation should be fun and exciting, which is where these 10 budget friendly vacation ideas come into play.

Budget Friendly Vacation Ideas

#1.Head to the Beach

If you live anywhere near the beach, this is the perfect budget friendly vacation idea.

#2. Go Camping

Take your family camping for a few nights to save on money and sanity. Getting away from those electronics is good for the soul.

#3. Visit a Local Aquarium

Stay the night in a local hotel and head to a local aquarium. Going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to travel incredibly far!

#4. Head to the Lake

Don’t live near the beach? A lake has the water and a beach, so enjoy spending some time there for a budget friendly vacation this year.

#5. Go On the Off Season

No matter where you’re looking at heading on vacation this year, always go on the off season because you are bound to save more money that way.

#6. Water Park

Water parks are a ton of fun, so this makes a very frugal and budget friendly vacation idea for your family this year.

#7. Keep Your Travel Radius Low

When you decide on a vacation spot, try to decide on a destination that isn’t too far away from home.

#8. Theme Park

If you live local to a theme park, then consider this for a budget friendly vacation. You can save money on travel and more money at the theme park.

#9. Visit State Parks

Most states have a ton of state parks for your enjoyment. Spend a week traveling to each state park to enjoy hiking, fishing, and whatever else nature has to offer.

#10. Visit Local Only

There may be a ton of local attractions that await you right in your own hometown. Take some time to find out what exists in your town locally and start enjoying a very budget friendly vacation.



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7 Ways to Save Money on Cologne

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, you might be looking for some smart ways to spoil Dad for less. Cologne is always a thoughtful and practical choice, and with the 7 ways to save money on cologne tips below, you can get more cologne bang for your buck. If you Dad appreciate cologne, take a look at these helpful tips and see how easy it can be to save money on cologne during the Father’s Day season and the rest of the year for that matter.

7 simple tips to help you save money on cologne for the man in your life!

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Celebrate the Central Valley with McFarland USA

My family has been in the Fresno CA area for over 15 years.  Until I found out about the release of Disney’s McFarland USA, I never had any idea something so amazing happened in the central valley!

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Things to do in Fresno CA: Staycation Ideas

Check out this list of things to do in Fresno CA!  There are ideas for families, individuals, outside and inside!

Fresno is a great place to live but also hard to find things to do in Fresno CA because of all the agriculture.  I have found as I have started to look outside my neighborhood that there is actually a lot to do and a lot of places and activities!   It is sometimes hard to find things to do that everyone loves, but there is no shortage of activities and culture.

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