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10 Money-Saving Activities for Summer Fun

Posted June 4, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

The summer months are the perfect time to try something different without breaking your budget. Warm weather lends itself to lots of outdoor activities that are often free or cheap. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, lots of communities offer discounted activities for families to get out of the heat while still having fun.

Pena’s Poutine

Posted May 29, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

New LMCU Ballpark snack is sure to be a hit! 

This new poutine with a Cuban flair will be your new favorite snack. 

DIY Sofa Side Table

Posted May 7, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

Customize your own sliding sofa side table. 

Everything you need for movie night will be within arm’s reach with this stylish and convenient table. 

Paint Like a Pro

Posted April 16, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change, Education

If you are looking to update your home and save a bit of money, painting might be the project for you. Painting is one of the most attainable DIY projects for a homeowner. Before you begin, it’s important to do a little research to make sure the investment is worth the effort.

DIY Window Picture Frames

Posted April 10, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

Try this budget friendly DIY project for beginners.

DIY window picture frames are the perfect Saturday project for beginners.


Home Organization Tips

Posted March 4, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

The pandemic shifted us all to spend more time at home. At first, the extra time at home seemed like a dream come true. After days turned into weeks and weeks into months, we are now here one year later. The combination of working from home and home-schooling, along with limited leisure, has left many of us unorganized amongst congested and cluttered spaces.

Valentine's Day Budget Friendly Craft

Posted February 1, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

Kids of all ages will enjoy creating a happy hedgehog craft with hearts, paint, pom poms, and our printable hedgehog template. Best of all it's budget friendly and you can easily adapt it to use items you already have at home.

New year. Fresh start.

Posted January 21, 2021  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change

Welcome to a new year! Now is the time for a fresh start and some new goals.

A good goal must be specific, measurable, achievable, and realistic. When it comes to personal finance, it’s easy to get overly ambitious and lose steam within a few weeks. Big dreams like saving for the future, or becoming debt free, are often far too lofty and vague to be attainable. Instead, we’ve broken down four mini goals, or challenges, for the month of January to get you thinking about your finances.

Want to give back this holiday season? We’ve got some ideas.

Posted December 22, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change

Safely Volunteer During this 2020 Holiday Season.

During this time of year, many individuals and families want to volunteer, donate gifts, or weave the importance of giving into their holiday traditions. We’ve had to give up a lot in the name of stopping the spread of coronavirus, but one thing you don’t need to give up right now is volunteering and giving back to our communities.

Host Thanksgiving on a $50 budget

Posted November 5, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change, Education

Thanksgiving Dinner for $50?!

If this seems crazy, you may be surprised to learn a typical Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people in 2019 was just shy of $49.* The beauty of this meal is that while it seems rich and extravagant, the ingredients are simple, hearty, and easily feed a crowd.

If the task of hosting falls to you this year, sticking to the menu below will keep your budget on track.