Lynnae McCoy's Author Profile and Articles

Lynnae McCoyI'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.

Articles by Lynnae McCoy

Thrift Stores Shopping Tips

This weekend I went shopping at the thrift stores with a friend. You can find great bargains at thrift stores, but you can also waste money easily. What are the secrets to rockin’ the thrift stores? […]

Revamping Your Budget for the New Year

January is a good time for a budget makeover. After all, you’re likely setting your financial goals for the year, and it’s a good time to make note of lifestyle changes. Certain areas of your budget […]

Frugal New Year’s Goals

Christmas is over, and 2011 is staring us in the face. It’s the time of the year when people are making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not a big fan of resolutions, as most people tend to […]

Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During Christmas Break

Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During Christmas Break

For most kids, Christmas break began this week. It’s exciting to have the kids home from school during the holiday, but if your kids are anything like mine, too much unstructured time spells trouble with a […]

In the Battle of Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees, Which is More Frugal?

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 […]

How To Prepare for Winter Travel

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 […]

Frugal and Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions

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 […]

Wise Investments for the Home

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 […]

Home Furnishing from Most Expensive to Least Expensive

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 […]

The Benefits of Being Debt-Free

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 […]

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