East Bay Momma

A Frugal Momma Providing a Rich Childhood

Category Archives: Personal Finance

Best Deal in the East Bay for Kid Clothes

Have you heard of Kindecycle? I hadn’t and I haven’t gone to one of the events yet but WOW what a concept! You meet up for designated “swaps” with your kids’ outgrown clothes in tow and pay $5. You then can pick up a bunch of clothes that will fit your kiddo. Genius! If you …

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Re-introduction

Hi blogging community, I am participating in a WordPress challenge that helps bloggers improve their blogs. The first assignment is to re-introduce myself to the community and explain what this blog is about. I am a mommy to a fun and fabulous toddler. We live on a tight budget. I wanted to use my blog …

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Coupons Right To Your Inbox

I have gingerly been sticking my toe into the world of extreme couponing. Frankly, it is overwhelming and very time consuming! However, I did find a neat and free service I thought you all might be interested in. Lozo.com is a website where you sign up and put in your usual grocery list. After a …

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Awesome Conference for Women and Money

Check out this awesome conference geared towards the young woman in your life (under 30 so that may just be you!). For $20 learn the ins and outs about personal finance. Don’t you wish you had taken this course in your 20s??? I sure do! young women & money conference Date: Dec. 7, 2013 Where: …

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Free Financial Advice

A big part of being a frugal and financially-aware parent for me has been a commitment to self-education about the world of finance (and especially the more basic world of personal finance). I have tried to learn about money from how the stock market operates to how to create a budget and stick to it. …

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Frugal Tip: Utility Company Programs

Here in the Bay Area the utility providing gas and electric services is called PG&E. They offer a bunch of suggestions on their website on how to save money on your billas well as financial assistance paying your bill if you qualify. It only takes a few minutes to check in with your local utility …

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Frugality Needs to Work With Your Life to Truly be Frugal

I try a lot of frugal tactics and have learned the hard way that some just don’t work out well. Take for example my recent idea to hang clothes out to dry instead of using the dryer. Well, we found a collapsible/removable drying “tree” for the backyard at Home Depot on sale for $19 and …

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Frugal Tip: Wash Everything in Cold Water

I spend an awful lot of time trying to find ways to save money. Often these tweaks turn out to not only save money but are healthier for us and for the environment. Here’s my latest frugal move: wash everything in cold. Dishes, laundry (you think cold tap water won’t get your clothes clean but …

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Saving Money On groceries

I spend a whole lot of time and mental energy trying to find ways to save money. I have found that the grocery bill is actually one avenue that I can truly make some progress with, even after being so frugal for several years now. Here are my top budget-friendly tips: 1. Probably most importantly …

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When to spend a little

Well, I am one thrifty Momma. However there are a few items which I have found over the last year of motherhood that are really better to invest in: 1. Good car seat that is easy to adjust as your kiddo grows. Hand me downs, even high quality and trusted ones, are frowned upon because …

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