We Paid Cash: A New-to-us Minivan

We paid cash!A testimony from Kelly

Our family is expecting our third child this Fall. With that exciting addition, we have also come to need a larger vehicle. I’ve had my previous car since college (almost ten years) and it was time for the minivan.

My husband, Jesse, was able to work a side contract job on top of his full-time job for several months this year. Because of this, we were able to save much of the money he earned “on the side” to put toward our minivan savings goal.

Once we were ready to buy, we scanned Craigslist almost daily, looking for a good deal on a new-to-us  minivan.

We were thrilled when we found one within our budget that had lower mileage, plenty of room, was clean, with only one previous owner! It was very strange walking out of the bank with a whole envelope of cash, but it felt wonderful to pay cash for our new-to-us minivan!


Kelly is a wife and stay at home mom to two busy children, a four-year old girl and two-year old boy, with another baby boy on the way. Her blog, Fru-Gal.org, is focused on frugal living for the grace of giving. As a missionary/pastor’s wife, she strives to live a frugal lifestyle so that her family is able to pay the bills, but also so that they can live in greater generosity toward people in need.

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New Target Back to School Coupons

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Target has several new Back to School coupons available on their website—just in time for your Back to School shopping! Here’s what’s currently available:

$2/$10 Crayola purchase (activity or art kit, crayons, art supplies)
$1/2 BIC Writing Items
$1/1 Uni-ball Writing Item
$1/1 Post-it Notes Item
$1/1 Pilot Frixon 3-ct. Erasable Pens or Multipack Highlighters Target
$1/$5 Yoobi School Supplies Purchase

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Shnoop.com: Power Flex Performance Capri Yoga Pants for $9 Shipped!

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Shnoop has a great deal on Power Flex Performance Capri Yoga Pants. You can order a pair in yellow or pink today for just $9. Use the coupon code save3 at checkout to take $3 off your order and get free shipping.

This deal is valid now through July 31, 2014, or while supplies last.

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48-Hour Giveaway: HUGE Product Bundle from The Healthy Home Company (1 Winner)

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Have you been wanting to switch to more natural alternatives for some of your household products? Then you’ll want to enter this giveaway for a HUGE package of items from The Healthy Home. Our family had the opportunity to try some of their products out and I’ve been impressed with them.

The Healthy Home is a company dedicated to delivering an all-natural store straight to your front door! They offer almost 100 different safe, natural alternatives for personal care, health and wellness, household, skin care, and makeup.

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If you become a member, they also have a referral program giving you the opportunity to earn 10% of all purchases made through your referral link — for life! You can also apply to become a healthy home representative and earn even more by sharing about The Healthy Home products with others.

This giveaway package is a $330 value and includes the following:

To enter to win this Healthy Home package giveaway, just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. One winner will be chosen and posted early next week. This giveaway ends Friday, July 25, at 11:59 pm, CST. Note: This giveaway is open to those within the continental U.S. only.

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