Frugal Living

Cheap Homemade Halloween Costumes

Great Halloween costumes don’t need to come from the store. I remember when I was a little girl, I used to make my own Halloween costumes. I don’t know whether it was because we couldn’t afford […]

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 […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Airline Travel Tips

I’m going to be flying across the country on Thursday. In two days, I’ll be spending the day flying to Arkansas. I don’t fly that often. Last year I took a quick weekend trip to see […]

3 Ways to Save Money on Medical Expenses

With the economy quickly going downhill, job loss and the loss of employer provided insurance will probably increase in some communities.  Since I’ve been through that very experience, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about […]

You Tell Me: Is a Freezer Worth the Money?

We’re two weeks out from moving into our new house. I don’t remember if I updated you on our refrigerator buying decision or not, but we discovered we needed more appliances than just a refrigerator! We […]

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 […]

Don’t Be Squeamish Over “Gently Used”

There are treasures to be found at yard sales. If the thought of buying anything from a yard sale or thrift store gives you the heebie-jeebies, think of this: EVERYTHING is ‘used’ from the moment you […]

Frugal Camping for Beginners

Camping is a great frugal option when you want to get away for the weekend. However, it can be a lot of work, and it can also be intimidating for those who have never camped before. […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Christmas in July

Even your furry friends will thank you for a more relaxed Christmas season. You must think I’m crazy, talking about Christmas already. After all, in our consumer driven society, it seems like the ads for Christmas […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Today we’re talking about healthy eating on a budget. It’s Friday, and it’s time to tackle some more reader questions. I have two related questions today. I’m definitely going to need some reader help with these […]

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