10 Money-Saving Tips from Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we compiled some helpful tips from moms and moms of moms and moms of moms of moms… Thanks for sharing your money saving advice and Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Tip: Submitted by Ray/Tip Hero on 07/29/2008 3:41AM
    As children we pick up a lot of our fiscal habits from our parents. My mother used to follow me around the house turning off lights that I had left on telling me how she wasn’t put on this earth to make the electric company any richer. read more:Teaching Kids How to be Frugal
  • Tip: Submitted by Amanda on 04/04/2009 1:46PM
    I quit my job when I gave birth to our first child four months ago. Now my “job” is to find creative ways to save as much money as I can. I have actually found that life would be more expensive for us now if I WAS working! read more:A Frugal Mom’s 8 Ways to Curb Expenses
  • Comment: Posted by frugalchic on 01/09/2009 5:51 PM
    I have always cut up my own fruits and veggies which I learned from my mom growing up with one income.(She was a single mom with 3 kids and very little money, no extras) We had to make every dollar stretch but it was a good life learning experience. If you buy in bulk the snacks your family likes then just divide them into snack sized portions, you not only save a ton of money but also cut down on over consumption of higher calorie foods. read more: The High Cost of Cut Fruit
  • Tip: Submitted by: lilgrama 03/20/2009 9:09AM
    I usually buy in bulk to save $, and I re-use the large cans that Christmas Popcorn come in, spray paint, label and use them as canisters for my rice, beans, flour, sugar, etc. Something I learned from my mom. read more:Giant Popcorn Cans for Storage
  • Comment: Posted by Lois on 02/01/2009 2:26 PM
    Mom died at age 93, with her own teeth. She always used soda and salt to brush, because toothpaste made her gag. I’m near 65 years old, and do the same. It makes your mouth feel much fresher, and my gums do not bleed nearly as much as if I use toothpaste. read more:Cheap Effective Teeth Whitener
  • Tip: Submitted by Liz 11/09/2008 9:35PM
    My daughter was married in April, 2008. There were so many ways that we cut the costs. Think of having cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. We ordered 105 cupcakes for $40 at Walmart and Walmart has delicious cakes. My brother who is a pastry chef made a small wedding cake for the bride and groom. read more: How We Saved Money on My Daughter’s Wedding
  • Tip:Submitted by Jen 09/02/2008 9:31AM
    You should do a lookup on laundry soap…make your own…save a ton….and feel better too…. My kids have skin allergies that have gotten WAY better since I gave up on Tide and started making my own….best of all, I’m saving a TON of money…read more: Laundry Detergent Recipes
  • Tip: Submitted by: anonymous 12/20/2008 10:03PM
    Here’s a tip I learned from my mother-in-law, who grew up during the Great Depression : When boiling food on the gas range (i.e. hard boiled eggs, vegetables, etc.), cover the kettle with a lid & bring it to a boil. Then turn off the gas & leave it covered for as long as needed to complete the cooking process. read more: Save Natural Gas When Cooking
  • Tip: Submitted by AngelSong 10/30/2008 12:09PM
    Money was tight a couple of years ago, and I needed to find a gift for my daughter. I decided to take all of the recipes I had collected from my grandmother, my mother, and my own tried and true ones and create a family cookbook. read more: Keepsake Christmas Gift Idea
  • Comment: Posted by anonymous on 05/05/2009 9:39PM
    I collect frugal ideas which I have found on the internet for gardening, cooking, household cleaning and homemade cleaning supplies, sewing along with some free patterns, shopping, frugal recipes and many other frugal ideas which I have printed out and placed in two 3 ring binders, each organized into sections. They have been a great help to my husband and sons and I. They are referred to simply as Mom’s frugal books. read more: Make Your Own DIY Books