Frugal Living

Using the Library for Frugal Fun

I’m in love with the library. There. I’ve admitted it. I remember when I was growing up, going to the library was a huge deal. I looked forward to picking out books that would transport me […]

Frugal Living is Not a Sprint. It’s a Marathon.

Frequently I get questions from people, asking how to save money. Often they want a rundown of all the different ways they can do things that impact their budget in a positive way. The money-saving possibilities […]

How to Keep Valentine’s Day Frugal

How to Keep Valentine’s Day Frugal

I realize that many people are not big fans of Valentine’s Day and they think it is a made up holiday promoted heavily by retailers. That may be the case but that reasoning does not fly […]

Taylor Bean & Whitaker Bankruptcy: Who is Representing the People?

Taylor Bean & Whitaker Bankruptcy: Who is Representing the People?

When mortgage company Taylor Bean & Whitaker (TBW) filed bankruptcy in August, a lot of everyday people were left in a lurch. Some didn’t know to whom they should send their mortgage payment. Some, like me, […]

How to Lose Weight Without Spending a Lot of Money

One of the top New Years resolutions every year is losing weight. Fortunately for those of us who are trying to lose weight and get out of debt at the same time, you can lose weight […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Green Gift Wrapping Guide

This is a guest post from Mrs. Money who blogs about saving money and the environment at The Ultimate Money Blog. She blogs about saving money and the environment while living a frugal life. If you […]

Christmas Presents for the Frugal Person in Your Life

Well, the busiest shopping week of the year is upon us. On Friday, millions of people will brave the crowds in the wee hours of the morning, just to score a deal on Christmas gifts. Me? […]

Frugal Grain Grinder using Cuisinart Coffee Grinder

In my quest to eat healthier, I’ve been wanting to try to grind my own grains. But I’ve found the cost of grain grinders to be somewhat prohibitive, especially since I don’t know if I’ll grind […]

Easy and Inexpensive Photo Christmas Cards

I like to send and receive Christmas cards. In today’s busy society, sometimes Christmas cards are the only time I update relatives on our family. And sometimes it’s the only time I receive updates. But a […]

Favorite Cheap Rainy Day Activities

Yesterday it rained. And rained and rained and rained. The weather has gone from “play outside all day” to “hunker down in the house” in a hurry! And since my kids are home with me all […]

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