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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
According to the New York Times, Americans waste approximately 27 percent of the food available for consumption in the United States…about a pound per person per day. That’s an incredible statistic. And that statistic translates into [...]
I use online bill pay to save money. My bank provides free online bill pay through their website. I just have to input each payee, payee address, and account number one time, and then each month [...]
When you decide you want to be more frugal, the easiest area of the budget to cut is the grocery bill. It’s one of the biggest household expenses, and also the most flexible household expense. And [...]
When I first started this blog I knew the basics about frugality, but I also knew there was plenty of room for improvement. I started reading blogs such as Like Merchant Ships and Wise Bread, and [...]
Frugality is a word we hear tossed around frequently these days. Dire news reports on the economy state that people are pinching their pennies, going back to the frugality of their grandparent’s days. They way frugal [...]
Today I thought I’d highlight a few great money saving holiday tips from my readers. Shopping Tips From Theresa Shafer Get a shopping group that finds the best deals. I shop at one store for all [...]
Baskets are frugal, personal Christmas gifts. There’s 16 days left until Christmas. Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? Or are you still contemplating what to get your 17 year old nephew, who seems to have [...]
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