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Reader Tip: How to Gift and De-clutter Your eBook Bundles

Lisa emailed in the following tip:

eBook bundles are everywhere! I bought the Ultimate Homemaker’s eBook Bundle last week, but I know I’ll never read all 97 eBooks — not because they aren’t great, but some just don’t fit my season of life.

So before I make a plan for reading these eBooks I am going to decide which ones to give away.

Did you know you can giveaway eBooks?

You can, BUT you can’t read them and then give them away. The eBook purchase is for ONE user; however, I’m not even going to open the eBooks in my bundle about homeschooling, pregnancy, or babies. That means I’ll be gifting 28 eBooks in my bundle.

All I have to do is attach the eBook files to an email and gift away!

I get to save money buying great eBook bundles, bless others, and de-clutter my own stash of eBooks. That’s a win-win!

Lisa is the author of 10 Steps to Organized Paper. She is a professional organizer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa blogs about organization and branding your home based businesses at Organize 365.

Ask the Readers: Do you spend less when you’re a stay-at-home mom?

Today’s question is from Amy:

I was wondering if you could post my question. I’m pregnant with my second child and thinking about becoming a stay at home mom (Currently working full-time). For moms who have done this, did you find that you spent less because you were able to do more things yourself? Like cooking from scratch, couponing, making homemade cleaners, or more energy to take care of things like cloth diapers? Or are these unrealistic savings expectations? Were there any extra costs that surprised you? -Amy

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Ask the Readers: How Can I Streamline My Household Duties?

Today’s question is from Bobbie:

I am currently 14 weeks pregnant, the mother of a four year old and a night shift nurse. We recently moved and lately, I have noticed that my husband has picked up a lot of my slack. I really want to get back on track and ease his load, so I need to find a way to streamline my household duties, financial duties and menu planning all at once. I am committed to finding a system that I think will work for my family.

I am wondering if any of your readers have suggestions on places to find printables or systems that work for them?

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Ask the Readers: Help me stretch our $200 per month grocery budget!

Today’s question is from Kari:

My husband and I recently started the Dave Ramsey program and we are halfway through baby step #2 (the debt snowball). I’m having a hard time with how much I should budget for grocery — and making that stretch for the whole month.

Can any of your readers share some ideas and/or cheap recipes for a family of 4 (our boys are 3 and 5) with a $200 monthly budget? I am doing a lot of freezer cooking, making a lot of rice meals, and using my bread machine like crazy, but I am having trouble with wanting to use meat but just cant afford it. We are already doing some meatless meals and I am buying my flour in bulk at Sam’s Club. -Kari

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Ask the Readers: What should I do with extra cash at the end of the month?

Today’s question is from Sarah:

I just started doing the money envelope system for my house budget, and at the end of the month, I have some extra money! I’m wondering how I should use this extra cash? Should I leave it in the envelope for a month that may have more expenses, put it towards a debt, or something else? -Sarah

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Ask The Readers: How can I save money & prepare to be a stay-at-home mom?

Today’s question is from Megan:

I’m not sure if I can ask a reader question on your board or not, but my husband and I are thinking about having a second child. My little girl is 4 years old now and we think it is finally time. I am wanting to be able to leave my teaching job to stay home with the kids. What are the best ways to save money & prepare for all of these changes ahead of time? I already coupon & we have been using Netflix instead of cable for 6 months now. Thanks so much for your help! -Megan

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