toys

10 Homemade Child Products That Are Cheaper and Better Than Store Bought

Kid stuff is expensive! You'll save a lot and wind up with better kid stuff if you make these common products at home, instead of buy.

8 Cheap Ways to Play Video Games

If you can resist the urge to have the latest console and games, there are lots of terrific video games available at terrific discounts — online and off. Here's where to look.

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

Better Than Barbie: 5 Free Toys Kids Will Love

There's a good chance that the "junk" around your home could become your kids' favorite toys (and they can even make great Christmas gifts).

10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home

Tired of spending $30 on a single toy? Here are 10 super-fun toys and games you can make at home with common items.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Kids Toys?

Tell us how you save on kids toys and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The Best Money Tools and Toys for Every Age Group

Whether your kids are crawling or off to college, these parent-recommended resources can help them have fun while learning how to use money responsibly.

Best Money Tips: Get the Most for Your Money When Toy Shopping

Today we found some awesome articles on getting the most for your money when buying toys, planning your holiday budget, and fashion on a budget.

Are Zhu Zhu Pets and Other Popular Toys Dangerously Toxic?

The hottest toy of this holiday season is a little electronic hamster named the Zhu Zhu Pet. The $9.99 toy is this season's Tickle Me Elmo and parents are lining up early to snatch

Make Your Own Moon Sand, Dirt Cheap

While moon sand is certainly not a bank-breaker, it is costly for what is basically wet sand. So, I did a little digging and discovered a way to make your very own moon sand.

Revive Old Toys for Extra Christmas Savings (and Sanity)

It has officially begun. My four-year-old has tuned out the real world in favor of loud Saturday morning commercials advertising the best of mu

This Year’s Hot Toy is Next Year’s Trash

Our commitment to saving money has always prevented my family from buying the current year’s “Hot” toys. Every year that I hold tight to the de

In Search of Safety: A Mom's 8-Step Guide to Toy Selection and Everyday Use

As the mom of two boys, I can tell you that there are two kinds of toys: 1) those that are inherently dangerous (such as ATVs, BB guns, and lead-tainted toys) and 2) those made

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Recall

You don't have to throw out recalled products! In fact, sometimes it's a lucky break to see an old toy recalled, because you can usually take it back for a full refund.

Amazon Toy Savings Includes Secret Rebate

Buying toys for the holidays? Take advantage of additional Amazon savings, by using this unadvertised reba

Bad, bad China: a round-up

I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I need to stop buying Chinese goods. This is a tough one for me, mostly because so much of the cheap stuff I love to buy comes from Chi

Get your PC to give you coffee, bacon or even an orgasm.

As a frugal shopper, I like to make my products work hard. [more]