I found a new way to save cash and have less clutter: Get rid of the extra stuff!
Money guru Jean Chatzky has developed a worksheet to help women determine if they can afford to be stay-at-home moms (or if their husbands could afford to be stay-at-home dads).
It's not just parents who are tightening their belts in these times of financial hardship. Kids' wallets have been hit hard, too.
While most people will quickly frown down their noses at stores like The Dollar Tree or the 99 Cent Store, savvy moms know how to use them -- and keep money in their pockets.
Does your husband keep a separate safe deposit box? Do the family's financial statements get mailed to his office address? Is he an ATM junkie? If so, there's a chance your husband could be stepping out on you with the family money.
How moving your money from a big bank to a small bank could save you big bucks.
Be sure to take advantage of market and restaurant loyalty cards. They could save you hundreds!
Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: We all know about loyalty cards, and many of us feel it's not worth our time to fill in the forms and then have to locate and swipe a card whenever we buy something. Well, let me tell you: The process has gotten a lot easier -- and the rewards are getting really good.
After Joe Stack crashed a plane into an IRS building in Austin, his daughter called him a "hero." I don't think he's a hero ... but after my own audit, I can relate with many of his frustrations.