Frugal Living

Tightwad Tuesday: Frugal Date Ideas

Jim and I at our wedding 13 years ago. It’s my anniversary today. My husband and I have been married for 13 years. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. I guess time does fly […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Frugal Summer Fun

Water parks are always lots of fun. Tomorrow is the last day of school for my daughter. My son has been out of school for about a month now. For the next two months we’ll be […]

The M-Network Vacation Guide: Frugal Vacation Ideas

Yurts are becoming a popular option for frugal vacations. Today the M-Network is doing a series on vacationing. Frugal tips, ideas, experiences, personal accounts…everything. Check out the other M-Network blogs for more! Vacation season is here, […]

6 Ideas to Lower Your Water Bill

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year that water bills go up. We live in an area where water is EXPENSIVE. I don’t know the exact rate, as the landlord gets […]

Frugal Living For Beginners

Brewing coffee at home can save a lot of money in the long run. It’s hard to make changes. Believe me, I know. It takes a lot of effort to change. When you’re used to doing […]

Save Money With a Frugal Wedding

These days the average cost of a wedding in the United States is between $18,000 and $21,000. $21,000 is more money than I made my first year out of college! Fortunately for those who don’t want […]

10 Tips to a Wildly Successful Garage Sale

Spring is in the air, and garage sale season has begun. The great weather has motivated me to do a little spring cleaning and decluttering. I’m considering holding a garage sale of Friday to make a […]

What Do You Make from Scratch?

I’ve been making my own bread lately. Since the price of groceries is going up (and up and up), I’ve been looking for even more ways to cut back. I’m also on something of a health […]

Frugal Shaving Tips

Frugal Shaving Tips

We go through a lot of razors in our house. Has anyone noticed that razors get dull rather quickly? And at $8 for 4 replacement blades, I cringe every time I need to replace the blades. […]

Giving Up Paper Products to Save Money

In looking for ways to be more frugal, I often find that giving up a little convenience can be a great way to save money. The alternatives generally don’t take much more time or effort, and […]

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