If this is your very first time visiting, I want to say thank you so much for taking the time to do so! I know that we are all very busy and it means so much to me that you would choose to take time out of your day to stop by. I hope that you found something useful and that you will come back again as I post many useful things every single day!
My name is Kristie and I began a journey years ago to get free from debt, many have decided to join me on their own journey’s and that is how this site was born.
I realize that there is a lot to take in here and it can become a little overwhelming, especially if this is your first time visiting. So I wanted to put together this page to help you find your way through all the great information there is to find here and make the most of the site.
It has always been my desire to help others navigate their way on their own frugal journey to find financial freedom, I share more about my personal Story of Grace here.
Please keep in mind that I am learning as I go along with you, I have not “arrived” but I have learned a few things that work as well as many that don’t in my journey. We are all on our own unique journeys, so not everything I share here will work for you. So take what does work for you and use it, but please don’t feel burdened to follow every single thing if it doesn’t work for you family.
What you’ll find at Saving Dollars and Sense
Money Saving Ideas and Frugal Living Tips – You will find lots of real life tips and tricks for learning to live on less such as Menu Planning and How to Create a 30 Meal Plan Rotation as well as Changing Your Financial Perspective.
Coupons, Deals, and Freebies – I have learned that I can save a ton if I just utilize some tools that are available FREE to anyone who wants to use them. I share all my favorite money saving tools so that you can become a Money Saving Master too!
Coupon Databases – This is a great way for you to do your own grocery matchups. If there are any coupons you are looking for, this is the best way to search. Just type in the product you are looking for and it will show you every coupon available in newspapers or online. You can find the Grocery Coupon Database here.
I also have a searchable online coupon code database that allows you to type in your favorite store and it will then show you all the current coupon codes available to help you save even more! You can find the Online Coupon Code database here.
Recipes – I love trying out new recipes, and try to share a new one each day or as often as possible. These are the recipes my family approves of and I find to be easy and budget friendly. A few of our favorites are The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies, Homemade Shamrock Shake, and Sand Pudding.
Healthy Living Updates – I am on a journey to take control of my health after dealing with such a crazy year of doctors appointments and surgeries. I am not out of the woods yet, so I have begun changing my diet, exercising regularly and incorporating a regular regime of Essential Oils. I will often post updates here about how all of this is working for me, and have recently begun a series titled Essential Oils 101 and I am looking for ward to learning more and sharing what I learn with you!
Homeschooling Helps – We are a homeschooling family, so I love to share educational freebies and the homeschool tips I’ve picked such as How to Avoid Homeschool Pitfalls up over the years. We have already graduated our daughter and are finishing up with our son who is currently in highschool which is why I say Don’t Homeschool Your Child.
Giveaways & Reviews – I regularly share my thoughts on the new products I try out as well as great giveaways of things I know you’ll love!
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Again I am so glad that you took the time to visit and I hope you’ll visit again soon!