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 [...]
This week I conducted an experiment. How many groceries could I get with a $50 American Express Gift Card (provided by the folks at A Full Cup), using tips, coupons, and deals I found at A [...]
It’s spring, and Prom season is here. Is it possible to use the words “frugal” and “prom” in the same sentence? Well, according to my dear friend Jemelene, it is. She has a high school aged [...]
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 [...]
My daughter’s eleventh birthday was last week, and we threw her party over the weekend. As usual, I wanted to keep things fun and frugal. Eleven year old girls are hard to plan for sometimes. They’re [...]
This year I did something I’ve never done before. Early in the year I opened up a SmartyPig account to save for my Christmas Expenses. Every month I had a set amount of money automatically withdrawn [...]
When we moved into our new house, we bought a Costco membership. We had a membership several years ago, but we let it lapse. We didn’t live very close to Costco, and I didn’t make the [...]
While I’d love to buy a brand new stainless steel refrigerator, I’ll settle for what I need…a frugal fridge that works. Since our home buying process is moving right along, my husband and I are starting [...]
When it comes to grocery shopping, you can save a lot of money by buying from the bulk bins. Bulk foods are usually (but not always) less expensive, because there’s no packaging, cutting the cost of [...]
Raising healthy children doesn’t have to be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. My wife and I were at our local grocery store yesterday and what I saw will astound you! Well, maybe not, but [...]
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