Frugal Living

Camping for Beginners

There’s one more month left of summer vacation, and families everywhere are looking for a frugal way to get away for a weekend. Camping is the perfect solution! Unfortunately, if you’re like me, you didn’t grow […]

Frugal 4th of July Celebration

Frugal 4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July is Saturday, and it’s time for a frugal celebration! My day will be spent going to a parade, barbequing burgers, and watching the city’s fireworks show. Independence Day is always a lot […]

You Tell Me: Favorite Frugal Wedding Gift

Do you hear wedding bells? Well, it’s June and prime wedding season. I should know. My husband and I got married 14 years ago June 17. I think we attended around 8 other weddings that summer, […]

Frugal Options for TV and Movie Buffs

I’m not much of a TV watcher most of the time. I’m more of a computer addict. However, my husband and I love to watch movies together. And recently we’ve been barraged with thunderstorms in the […]

Travel Entertainment for Kids

Travel Entertainment for Kids

In the next 3 weeks, I will be spending 6 days of 4+ hours in the car with the kids. My kids are pretty good travelers, most of the time, but like any kids, there comes […]

Saving Money on Airline Tickets

With the summer season comes traveling. Whether for business or pleasure, people take to the air to get to their destinations in the least amount of time. While convenient, flying can be terribly expensive. Believe me, […]

Summer Reading Programs for Kids

My kids will be out of school in one more week. One of the worst things about summer break is that kids tend to forget some of what they learned the previous year in school. To […]

Frugal and Creative Teacher Gift Ideas

Frugal and Creative Teacher Gift Ideas

I’ve talked a lot about public schools lately, and even though I’m unhappy with the way things are going in a general sense, I love both of my children’s teachers. They’ve both gone above and beyond […]

Save Money with U-Pick Farms

Save Money with U-Pick Farms

Spring is in the air, and I can hardly wait for the local produce stands to start opening! There’s nothing like fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies! I’m doing a small container garden this year, where […]

10 More Tips for Frugal Scholars

10 More Tips for Frugal Scholars

Recently, I wrote about ten ways to save money on two of college’s biggest expenses – books and food. Today, I will explain how to save money on two other large expenses – electronics and travel. […]

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