Making & Saving Money

Hello,

I hope this blog post finds you well this fine Thursday.

I wanted to let you guys in on my 6 ways I make a little moolah.

Like most stay at home moms I am always looking for ways to make and save money.

And since you are also like most people. You probably want to make and save money.

I am going to share with you little ways I have found to make this happen. These things are not scams, but they wont make you rich in a day either. Just keep the mind set that pennies add up to dollars.

1. My debit card.

I signed up with my bank to earn back 1% cash back everytime I swipe my card as credit instead of debit. Now..no I don’t do credit cards. I have that blocked on my account.

You can run credit and still it works like debit.

This is just what I recieved in the last six months. You can tell I don’t use my card often. Imagine if I did.

2. I am signed up for 2 affiliate programs.

The Pink Buffalo Boutique

I earn a bit of commission, but also can save you money on clothing.

Just use TASHANNA for 10% off at check out. Oh! and they have a payment option so you can purchase clothing, but pay a little chunk at a time monthly.

Amazon

you’ll notice little links to things that I actually do use leading to amazon. when you purchase that product I do get a kick back. Don’t worry though y’all I always go with the cheaper buyer option because I’m not out to put yall in th hole. I’d rather you save some money, but get a good product too. like the glass spice kit I linked here

If you do purchase something from one of these, thank you, I really do appreciate your support.

3. Grove Collaborative

If you haven’t heard of Grove, I am sorry..because you’re missing out.

I was spending up to $50 on my cleaing products, now I am only spending $20. AND they throw in free stuff if you sign up for their VIP membership. I like free stuff.

Beyond saving money I also like Grove because the products I get from them are products I dont have to worry about my baby breathing in when I’m cleaning with and she loves helping me.

4. Ruketen

When I shop online I use Rakuten and get cash back. My last purchase I gained $14.94 dollars back. I cashed in just to show you guys, you ACTUALLY get a check.

Use this when you pull up my affiliate links to amazon….you will save.

5. ThredUP

Y’all know kids grow fast right? So I can’t be the only one ending up with brand new clothes that haven’t been worn.

This is where ThredUP comes in. They have a bag they will send you free so you can purge your house hold of clothes to sell.

I do this twice a year.

Oh, and you can find cheap name brand like new items for yourself.

6. OnMyWay

This little app will pay you to not to text and drive. They are still working on the kinks to be able to pay you via Paypal, but for now they have some pretty awesome rewards and saving offers instead.

Like $100 dollars off invisaline, have a kid who needs braces?

So there you have it. Six legit ways I have found to save and make money. Besides you know, meal prep..shop sales..only buy what you need with an occasional what you want.

I hope you guys liked this. If you did subscribe and give me like.

Comment, let me know if you have any questions.

Peace Out Loves,

The Outdoor Redhead

P.S. I don’t know everything and never will. I’m a student of this life, just like you.

P.P.S

Not sponsered…

Simple Meal Planning

Okay y’all. Let me make myself clear.

I’m lazy when it comes to meal planning, because… well if you’re a mom, someone who is working and going to school, or a business owner reading this I don’t need to explain.

This week is my “no spend” week.

Meaning, I HATE grocery shopping and it’s winter, so you never know when the roads are going to be crappy.

Which leads me to thinking I’m gonna keep my little hiney at home. Put my money I WOULD spend in my savings and stretch my groceries out until I have to go.

Which leads me to doing the following steps

1. Look at what I have in my pantry, fridge, freezer.

2. Come up with meals using those things.

3. Write down a “menu” that has no specific days per meal on a magnetic dry erase board.

Which looks like this.

4. When it comes time to cook I choose one meal and look and see if I need to prep something for the next day- like if I decide I want to make Shepard pie, I would lay out some ground venison.

I erase what I cook as I go, day seven rolls around, I’ll look again.

Now what do I do as far as groceries? Let me explain this to you very sloppy, yet simply

This week, I’m at the end of my stock, so I would look in my kitchen to see what I have + sales and create my grocery list and meal plan based off of that.

TIP: I also leave $10- $20 in my groceries budget to stock up or for a great deal.

I.e.

I make a lot of chili in the winter, I will buy 3 cans/bags/what ever that’s non perishable. Use one now and the other two for later.

chicken broth is on sale for $1, I wouldn’t grab just the one I need I would grab 3. Butter is on sale buy one get one free again I wouldn’t buy just one I would but 4 and put the other two in the freezer for later.

And because I know your going to ask.

My grocery budget for the month is $425. This includes any and all consumables, diapers, wipes, toilet cleaners, laundry soap, normal food etc.

I was at $300, but the cost of living has gone up so I had to adjust.

I try to actually only go big bulk shopping once a month because I live so far from a grocery store and then my husband grabs things as needed on his way home from work.

If you live near a store, cut yourself some slack and break down your budget into a weekly budget.

Anyways, that’s basically it. I hope this helps. 🙂 Any questions ask!