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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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