Start Your Christmas Shopping Early

I know Halloween is just around the corner, but we’re going to talk Christmas today. After all, there’s only two more months left until the big day. Begin planning now for a frugal and stress-free Christmas. […]

Extreme Couponing: Is it Worth it?

Extreme Couponing: Is it Worth it?

Extreme couponing has become a popular topic in recent years. With the boom of coupon and deals blogs and the production of TV shows like TLC’s Extreme Couponing, coupon clipping is more popular than ever. But […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Yard Sales

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Yard Sales

Yard sale season is upon us, and I can’t wait for a free Saturday to hit the streets and find some bargains! As with any kind of shopping, a bargain isn’t a bargain unless you’re actually […]

Shopping and Cooking Frugally for One

Truth: There are lots of great books on cooking for one, but not a single one on how to grocery-shop effectively for a household of one! It can’t be denied — cooking for one is a […]

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? […]

Price Wars: School Supplies

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 […]

Should You Pay More Money for Quality?

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 […]

Saving Money at Safeway with eCoupons!

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 […]

Is There a Moral Obligation to Pay More?

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

The Joy of Thrift Store Shopping

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 […]

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