Smart Money Moves: 14 Habits for Building Wealth

Building wealth requires smart financial habits and strategic planning. These 14 actionable tips offer insights to help you navigate your journey to financial independence effectively. Leverage Tax-Advantaged Accounts Take full advantage of tax-advantaged accounts like Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and 529 college savings plans. These accounts offer tax benefits that can … Read more

Investing in a Chest Freezer: A Cool Way to Save

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian.

If you’re like me, your grandparents had at least one chest or deep freezer or a spare fridge/freezer combo in their basement. My grandparents had both – a 30-year-old fridge/freezer and a newer chest freezer, and they were both stocked ALL the time. I believe it’s a byproduct of growing up in the Depression and not knowing if you’d have food at a later date. However, in any case, it was good economy to keep these simple appliances on hand.

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Chuck E Cheese Birthday Party Review

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian.

I’m so excited to share my experience hosting our first Chuck E Cheese birthday party! I’m a bit of a control freak, so I can’t say I wasn’t worried about how this party would go down, but it was even better than I could have expected.

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How to be Frugal Without Being a Cheapskate

Have you ever thought about living a more frugal lifestyle but feared it would mean becoming a cheapskate? The truth is, there are many ways to save money and still maintain your sense of style and personal values.  From learning what to do with discounts when they arise, finding creative cost-cutting solutions for home decorations, … Read more