A couple of weeks ago I gave you 10 Tips for a Wildly Successful Garage Sale in preparation for my own yard sale. Unfortunately I didn’t take my own advice and only netted about $100, but [...]
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 [...]
When financial times are tight, the grocery budget is the easiest part of the budget to cut. Over the last 15 years our grocery budget has ranged from less than $100 a month (when we had [...]
I hate paying full price for things, so I looks for good deals before I spend money. One of the strategies I use to save money is stay out of the stores. It works pretty well, [...]
Make sure a sale item is a frugal purchase before forking over the money. I’m all about saving money. You know that. And I love sales. I hate paying full price. But there are some times [...]
Kacie from Sense to Save asked me to share how I go about my grocery shopping each week. I actually have two methods, depending on how organized (or not) I am on any given week. The [...]
If you’re trying to save money, one of the best places to cut your budget is your grocery bill. For most families, the grocery bill is the third largest budget category behind housing and transportation. With [...]
When I was a kid, my family didn’t have a lot of money. In most areas, I never felt deprived. I have three younger brothers, so I was always busy playing outside with them. Or picking [...]
In January, my husband and I knew we needed to get a new car. Jim had driven his 1990 Toyota Celica into the ground. With 212,000 miles on it, the Celica had served us well, but [...]
After reading my frugal or cheap post yesterday, paidtwice asked an interesting question. Does shopping at Walmart make me frugal or cheap? And I am not talking about any ethical considerations. I am talking about buying [...]
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