I'm Lynnae, wife of one and stay-at-home mom of two. I'm committed to getting out of debt by being frugal with my choices in life.
We had our annual family Christmas party Saturday night. My entire family gathered at my dad’s house for a huge holiday dinner, presents, and a whole lot of fun! If you listen to the advertisements on [...]
I used to be a die-hard real Christmas tree fan. Growing up in California, my family would head to the Christmas tree lot every year and pick out a wonderful, pine-y smelling Christmas tree. It was [...]
At the time this post goes up, hopefully I’ll be enjoying semi-sunny California weather with my family. A lot of that depends on the weather though. We have one super snowy pass standing between us and [...]
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I’m getting ready for my Thanksgiving feast! But for me, Thanksgiving is about more than food. It’s about being thankful, of course, but also about celebrating friends and [...]
Sometimes the frugal thing to do is spend money. The key is to weigh whether spending in the short term will mean saving in the long term. This is especially true when it comes to your [...]
My husband and I are revamping our home a little, which necessitates new (to us) furniture, storage solutions, and home décor. Though it’s tempting to run out to the nearest home furnishing store and pick up [...]
It never fails. You set out to pay off your debts. You’re ambitious. You snowflake money toward your debts. You go gazelle, as Dave Ramsey would say. You’re successful…for a while. Then you begin to lose [...]
My life has changed a lot since I started writing BeingFrugal.net. At the time I started, my oldest child was in full day public school, and my youngest child was in preschool three mornings a week. [...]
When we moved from a duplex with carpet to our house with all laminate floors, I thought I’d never have to vacuum again. Surely a quick sweep of the floors with a dust mop would be [...]
I have been waiting to do this review for a long time. Karen Carter is a longtime BeingFrugal.net reader, and Karen let me know months ago that she was writing a book. It’s finally out, and [...]
I'm just an average mom, trying to live a frugal life and get out of debt. I write about things that have (and haven't) worked to improve my family's financial situation. What works for me may or may not work for you, and you should always consult a financial advisor before making important financial decisions.
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