Kyle James's Author Profile and Articles

Kyle JamesKyle James owns and operate a website called Rather-Be-Shopping.com which specializes in coupon codes for over 750 stores, organized in 25 shopping categories. He also has a blog, where he writes about frugal living and personal finance tips as well as other musings about the adventures and mis-adventures of raising 3 active kids.

Articles by Kyle James

5 Fun and Frugal Spring Family Activities

With the nice weather coming our way I have been thinking about some of the fun and frugal family activities that we did last Spring and plan on doing again this year. So I thought I […]

Frugal Home Buying Tips

Frugal Home Buying Tips

It is a very exciting time for my family. My wife and I are in the process of buying our first home! With the distressed homes available, tax credits, and low mortgage rates, our timing couldn’t […]

How to Keep Valentine’s Day Frugal

How to Keep Valentine’s Day Frugal

I realize that many people are not big fans of Valentine’s Day and they think it is a made up holiday promoted heavily by retailers. That may be the case but that reasoning does not fly […]

Is There a Moral Obligation to Pay More?

Perhaps this question is an easy one for the average reader of BeingFrugal.net. Perhaps not. Let me explain my current situation and pose a few questions. Living out in the country my family has to use […]

Real Value vs. Perceived Value

I have a friend who thinks the more expensive an item is, the better it must be. Her perceived value is forged by advertisers, marketers, and in part, it has to do with the way she […]

Frugal Halloween Tips

Leaves on the ground, the smell of chimney smoke in the air, trick or treating with my kids, and colorful pumpkin patches are just some of the reasons I love this time of year. So with […]

5 Frugal Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

As we pass by the first day of fall, it has me thinking of how I am going to keep our house warm and toasty this fall and winter without going broke in the process. Our […]

Frugal Tips to Help You Deal with Ants, Gophers, and Stains

A couple weeks ago, right here on Lynnae’s blog, I asked for your help with some problems I was having around the house. The response I received was awesome and very much appreciated! As a fun […]

5 Fun Frugal Summer Activity Ideas for Kids

With temperatures soaring in parts of the country, it’s time to think of warm weather activities. It’s supposed to be over 100 degrees here in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow and last through the weekend. Yikes, say […]

12 Frugal Graduation Gift Ideas for High School and College Graduates

It’s hard to believe graduation season is here already! I was driving past a local high school the other day with my window rolled down and I swore I could smell the Senioritis. Graduation season is […]



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