Putting the Stereotypical Notion of a Tightwad on its Tush

Category Archives: Travel

Travel for Less: Save Money On Your Summer Vacation

As Phineas and Ferb – two of my daughter’s favorite animated TV characters – like to say, there are 104 days of summer vacation. How are you going to spend it? If you’re like me, your summer plans probably include a family vacation. Whether your destination is across the globe, across the country, or just… Continue Reading

Disney World’s Best Kept Secret

About a year and a half ago – after my family’s first trip to Walt Disney World – I wrote about the pros and cons of becoming Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members. Ultimately, the initial buy-in (at the time, roughly the price of a new, small sedan) proved to be too much, and my husband… Continue Reading

“Fit In The Fun Challenge”? Accepted!

I’m usually a tightwad. I’ve been called frugal, cheap, thrifty, and every shade of grey in between. 99 percent of the time, I’m so frugal that I forget to have fun with what my husband and I have earned. So when Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff challenged her readers to a “Fit In… Continue Reading

Deal or No Deal: Disney Vacation Club

My husband and I spent 18 long months saving for our family’s trip to Walt Disney World. We budgeted, we scrimped, we saved; we sought out discounts and deals, taking advantage of every coupon we could find. It was the trip of a lifetime – but what if it didn’t have to be a once… Continue Reading

Lost & Found: Reclaiming Your Lost Goods

It was day two of our vacation, and we were on a high. We’d just wrapped up my daughter’s birthday dinner when we came outside to discover our stroller had been swiped from the “stroller parking” spot next to the restaurant. I immediately called the resort’s guest relations line to report the stroller missing, but… Continue Reading