Frugal Living

Save Money by Purchasing White Linens and Towels

Save Money by Purchasing White Linens and Towels

I don’t know about you, but with prices of groceries and gas skyrocketing, I’m looking to save money any way I can. One of the less obvious ways of saving money is to pay attention to […]

4 Tips to Help You Avoid Fast Food Drive-Thru

4 Tips to Help You Avoid Fast Food Drive-Thru

When my children were young, I promised myself that we would always have dinner together as a family. I promised that no activity would get in the way of those family dinners. But now that my […]

Understanding the Word “Enough” and How It Can Help You

Understanding the Word “Enough” and How It Can Help You

Do you have enough? Many of us look forward to having more. In fact, we look forward so much to having more that we fail to consider what we already have — and whether or not […]

It’s OK to Spend Money on Things You REALLY Want

It’s OK to Spend Money on Things You REALLY Want

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that it’s never ok to spend money — unless you actually need something. And, while it is important to watch how you spend your money, and be conscientious […]

4 Tips to Furnish a Dorm Room on a Budget

4 Tips to Furnish a Dorm Room on a Budget

Next month thousands of parents will pack their cars with all the items their children need to furnish a dorm room. They’ll tearfully say goodbye as their first (or second, or third…) child leaves home. If […]

How We Live without Cable TV and Watch What We Want

Almost a year ago my family took the plunge and gave up cable TV. It was a tough decision. I knew cable TV was an expense we could do without, but my whole family loved having […]

Save up to $1500 a Year on Laundry!

Most people don’t have a clear appreciation for what their laundry is costing. Whether you have a home machine or use a laundromat, you may be surprised at the real costs of keeping clean. I remember […]

Holiday Budget Relief

Many of us are feeling that tightness and pressure that comes from the extra spending surge this time of year. Holiday activities/entertainment, Christmas cards, gifts, office parties, friends of friends’ parties, and gifting expectations galore, not […]

Bargaining 101: How to Get Lower Prices on Everything

Bargaining, “wheeling and dealing” or just getting a deal—whatever you call it, it isn’t always easy to find exactly the item or service you want, and then ask for a lower price. Our American culture often […]

Can a Gluten Free Diet be Frugal?

This week, the US food and Drug Administration held additional sessions about the possibility of (finally) establishing a gluten-free food labeling standard. (info) Lately, a growing number of people are electing a gluten-free diet. Some due […]

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