Frugal Living

The 4 Benefits of Line Drying Laundry

This spring when the weather started getting sunny, my first outdoor project was to set up an umbrella type laundry line. I put it right outside the laundry room door, so it would be convenient to […]

You Tell Me: Good Customer Service Stories

It’s no secret I’ve had a run of bad customer service experiences lately. First DirecTV and then LunarPages. Because I believe customers should know what they’re getting into before they do businesses with companies like these, […]

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Life

April is Earth Month, and people across the United States are thinking about ways they can help the environment. The problem is, many don’t know where to start. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert […]

7 Frugal Gardening Tips for Beginners

7 Frugal Gardening Tips for Beginners

Yesterday afternoon was sunny, and I had some free time, so I decided to start our garden. It still gets a little cold at night, but our new house has a greenhouse-like area in the back […]

12 Budget Travel Tips for Traveling on the Cheap

As you read this, I am in Austin on the last day of SXSW. I’m on the second business related trip I’ve ever taken, and it’s only my third time on a plane in the last […]

10 Frugal College Students Tips to Save Money on Books and Food

10 Frugal College Students Tips to Save Money on Books and Food

Even with scholarships and grants, college can be expensive. Nearly all college students, except those with rich uncles, are struggling financially. Here are ten tips to help you save some green on two of college’s biggest […]

How to Set Up a Coupon Binder and Coupons Organization Tips

How to Set Up a Coupon Binder and Coupons Organization Tips

I love the idea of couponing. Those little bits of paper are like finding free money, provided you can get a good deal on the item. In the past I’ve used various methods of keeping track […]

3 Frugal Decorating Ideas and 3 Home Decorating Blogs to Follow

3 Frugal Decorating Ideas and 3 Home Decorating Blogs to Follow

I don’t like to spend a lot of money decorating. I have a hard time buying a painting for $400, when that’s my grocery shopping budget for the month. At the same time, I want my […]

Frugal Kitchen Organization for Big and Small Spaces

In September my family moved from a 1000 square foot duplex with a tiny, tiny kitchen to an almost 1800 square foot house with a huge (to me, at least) kitchen, complete with an island, pantry, […]

Move over Grocery Game! I’ve found a new love!

You’ve all heard me sing the praises of the Grocery Game. Recently I was featured in my local newspaper for my stellar Grocery Game shopping trip, where I saved over $80. The Grocery Game will always […]

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