Frugal Living

Save Money on Outdoor Activites for Kids with 4-H

Save Money on Outdoor Activites for Kids with 4-H

Since we’ve begun homeschooling, we’ve had more time to explore outside activities for the kids, than we did when they were in public school. In the past, we had only allowed the kids to do one […]

Does a Bad Economy Equal a Sad Christmas for the Kids?

I was perusing the news sites yesterday, when an article caught my eye. All I want for Christmas: A Job. Right below the article title was the following quote: This holiday season, there will be more […]

Frugal Halloween Costumes

Frugal Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a mere 18 days away. Do your kids know what they are going to be? Every year I ask my kids what they want to be, and then I try to make their costumes […]

9 Essential Frugal Cleaning Supplies and Ingredients

People often wonder what is in my cleaning cabinet. With the plethora of cleaning products available, it’s sometimes hard to know what a frugal person needs. Or rather doesn’t need. My cleaning cabinet is very basic. […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Fun & Frugal Fall Activities

I love fall. It’s my favorite season. The weather cools down from the triple digit temperatures of summer, the leaves turn beautiful shades of orange and red, and the aroma of fireplaces warming homes fills the […]

Using Vinegar as All Purpose Cleaner and Fabric Softener

I absolutely LOVE vinegar! I buy it by the gallon and use it for everything. When you have vinegar on hand, you don’t need to buy a bunch of extra expensive cleaners. It has disinfectant properties, […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Learn the Home Arts

One thing has become obvious since I began homeschooling. I have a lot to learn. No, not my kids. Me. I have a lot to learn. Over the last few weeks I’ve been slowly adding stuff […]

How to Stop Impulse Spending

Here’s the scenario. You’re at the mall, just browsing. You see a fantastic pair of red heels. They’d look fabulous with the new dress you bought last week. Nevermind that you already have a pair of […]

We’ve Started Our Homeschool!

Monday marked a big day in this frugal household. We started school. Not public school. Home school. I promised to periodically update on our progress, so here’s the first update. Monday morning we got up, ate […]

Don’t Spend Spare Change

If you’re having a hard time saving money, sometimes it pays to use a little psychology on yourself. Make a rule to never spend change. Let me explain. If you’re at the grocery store, and your […]

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