Posts by Lyz Lenz

7 Fun and Inexpensive Family Traditions Full of Holiday Spirit

If you’ve got a family of your own, you know how fun it is to create new family traditions. Check out these family faves for ideas for how to make the holiday season special, without spending a ton. More

4 Money Lessons We’ve Learned From Our Grandparents

Thanks to their life experiences, the older generation of grandparents has some of the best frugal secrets. From how not to waste resources to the best ways to DIY, check out these tips. More

Where It Pays to Be a Mom—Hint: Not in America

Turns out, Moms in certain countries receive some pretty valuable freebies, like child care and hospital stays. Can you guess in which countries moms get that lucky? More

Does Cutting Coupons Really Save You? One Mom Does the Math

Saving money is great, but is cutting coupons really worth the time? One Mom decided to try again after failing at couponing in the past. Find out what she discovered. More

Why I Gave Up Clothes Shopping for Six Months

There are only so many jeggings you can wear to play dates before you look like you’re refusing to give up on your youth. Something had to change. More

Summer Camp: Can You Afford it—and Should You?

Most summer camps last from one week to the entire summer, and fees range between $200-$400 per week. We’ll help you figure out if you can afford it. More

The Bad Money Lessons My Parents Taught Me

My parents taught me good lessons, but when it came to money, their lessons were lacking. For my own daughter, I’m trying to make my weaknesses her strengths. More

4 Meal Planning Services That Will Plan Your Dinner Tonight

Menu planning services promise to save you time and money by sending you menus for the whole week. But are they worth it? We tested four to find out. More