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4 Ideas for an Inexpensive Labor Day Weekend

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Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, so it’s no wonder that Labor Day weekend is such a popular time for friends and families to fit in one last adventure. But you shouldn’t have to empty your wallet to enjoy this weekend – continue reading for 4 fun ideas that will help you have a budget-friendly holiday!

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5 Healthy, Budget Friendly Recipes for Summer

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The perfect summertime meal incorporates fresh vegetables, light add-ons, and your favorite meat or pasta to bring it all together. But how can you incorporate all of these things without emptying your wallet? Continue reading to find 5 healthy and budget friendly recipes that will satisfy your summertime cravings.

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4 Cheap and Easy Recipes Under $1 Per Serving

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Save time and money with these 4 cheap and easy recipes under $1 per serving, courtesy of The Simple Dollar!

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Planning a Budget-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

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This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday – which makes it even more exciting! Here are some tips to help you plan an inexpensive and fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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Gourmet Meals You Can Make at Home for $10 or Less

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Skip that expensive dinner reservation and make one of these 5 gourmet meals for just $10 or less.

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5 Meals You Can Make for under $5

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Cooking at home isn’t just better for your health – it’s also great for your wallet. But instead of resorting to the same recipes over and over again, make things interesting by trying out these 5 recipes at $5 or less.

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7 Free or Inexpensive Holiday Activities

happyholidays.jpgOnce you’ve spent a chunk of your money on holiday shopping, there’s probably not much more to spend on entertainment for you and your family during the week of Christmas. I’ve done some research and found 7 fun activities to be enjoyed this holiday season, without stretching your budget – here they are!

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Make These Homemade Holiday Treats for Less Than $5

sweets.jpgWhy go shopping for gifts when you can make them yourself? Save some money and give the gift of food this year! Here are 6 simple holiday treat recipes that you can make for under $5.

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5 Delicious Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Don’t plan on throwing away any of your leftovers this year. Give your wallet a break for a couple days and enjoy these 5 simple recipes, all made with ingredients you can find in your refrigerator after Thanksgiving! Continue reading


7 Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

food.jpgIt’s already November, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you are hosting your family and friends, or simply bringing a few dishes to pass, here are some great ways to keep costs down when preparing to feast.

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How to Throw a Last-Minute Halloween Party on a Budget

halloween party.jpgWhether you’re throwing a Halloween party for children, or just inviting some family and friends over for some ghoulish fun – Here are some tips for putting together an unforgettable and inexpensive Halloween scene! Continue reading


Fun & Inexpensive Things to do this Halloween season

halloween.jpgHalloween can be costly, especially for parents. Things like decorations, candy for trick-or-treaters and creepy attractions can empty your wallet before you know it. Here are some cheap ways to enjoy this fun holiday. Continue reading


5 Ways to Enjoy Ramen on International Noodle Day

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Today, October 6th, is International Noodle Day. What better way to celebrate than to make a dish with the notoriously cheap brand of pasta, Ramen Noodles. Here are 5 low-cost ways to enjoy this already inexpensive food. Continue reading


5 Easy School Lunch Ideas Under $5

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Now that it’s already back-to-school week, it’s a good time to rid yourself of all your old lunch-making habits. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make a delicious, fairly nutritious lunch for just a few dollars a day! Continue reading


Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Pumpkin Spice on a Budget

pumpkin spice.jpgIt’s almost that time of year. The time where warm hoodies, extra blankets, apple cider, and yes – pumpkin spice, are inescapable. If you’re like me, you might find it a bit pricy to get your daily pumpkin spice fix at a local coffee shop, so I’ve researched a few ways to enjoy it without blowing your budget. Continue reading


Cheap baking: 4 Ingredient Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies

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A couple weeks ago I had a birthday party to go to. And not only did I forget about it, but I also forgot to get a gift! It was down to the wire, with only an hour to go before the party. I knew I had to come up with something other than the generic birthday card and lottery tickets- and then it dawned on me. The birthday girl loves ‘sweets’… and she would certainly love my (cheap) 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies!

Listen, I know it sounds “basic” to give cookies as a gift, but they’re delicious, they only take 15 minutes to bake, and more importantly- the ingredients are incredibly cheap, everyday household items.  I guarantee that if you don’t have all 4 of these ingredients in your kitchen, you will at least have 2 (or 3?)

Read on to unveil my deliciously foolproof 4 ingredient flour-less peanut butter cookie recipe. (Don’t worry…that’s not the official name) Continue reading