Check it out– a great website with tips for saving. Here are 100 money saving tips. One of the tips says something like “Don’t buy expensive toys for your kids.” Amen. The guy suggests a game of throwing pennies into a can. I can’t believe we never thought of that as kids but WOW. That sounds awesome. The beauty of it is most of these ideas also enormously reduce waste, packaging, etc.
Another of his suggestions: “Give up expensive habits like cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs.” Reminds me of this: “Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.” Proverbs 21:17. Word.