No matter where you shop, great deals abound in August. With stores trying to get you in the door with promises of back to school sales, August is the time to stock up on certain items. [...]
With school just around the corner (and already beginning in some parts of the country), sales on school supplies are in full swing. As a homeschooling mom, I buy a ton of school supplies to tie [...]
Is it more frugal to buy quality items or to shop for the lowest price? That question frequently comes up in discussions about living frugally. There’s no doubt that quality is important. After all, it’s not [...]
Last month I jumped back on the couponing bandwagon, in an attempt to cut our grocery budget. My efforts were successful, as we only spent $300 on groceries for the month. Granted, I didn’t have to [...]
I was going through my mail yesterday when a really nice shiny black envelope caught my attention. I am a sucker for shiny things. Really nice, thick, pretty paper. My first thought was, “Oh, cool, a [...]
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 [...]
It’s that time of year again! The superstores are clearing out their summer merchandise and making room for school supplies. For those of us whose kids got out of school in June, it seems like summer [...]
Yesterday I cleaned out our spare bedroom. I had been storing things that needed to be donated in there, and it was time to get rid of everything. I had a ton of toys and clothes [...]
You’ve seen the infomercials: ShamWow, Magic Bullet Food Processor, Ginsu Knives…and the list goes on. The product demonstrators make the gadgets look really cool. But do they work? And more importantly, do they help you save [...]
In many parts of the country the weather is getting warmer, and garage sales are starting to pop up throughout the neighborhood. Most of the time when I shop at garage sales, I take a leisurely [...]
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