A memorable Thanksgiving doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s November already, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you will be hosting your family this year. I love hosting Thanksgiving dinner, [...]
Make sure you do a detailed…and I do mean detailed…walkthrough, and document everything that is wrong with the place. Yes, this is a post about my personal experience, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, [...]
As we pass by the first day of fall, it has me thinking of how I am going to keep our house warm and toasty this fall and winter without going broke in the process. Our [...]
The following is the second in a two-part guest post by Marci, a frequent reader and commenter here at Being Frugal. If you missed last week’s post on Edible Landscaping for Beginners, make sure you go [...]
Why plant just any plant in your landscaping when you can plant something edible and accomplish the same goal, whether it be shade, privacy, color, focus, erosion control, or design. There is an edible plant that [...]
I cannot stress how much I hate cleaning the oven. But I cleaned my oven anyway. I’ll confess, I’m not the best at keeping on top of that unpleasant task. And of course, living in a [...]
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act provides assistance to those facing foreclosure. Last week President Bush signed into law The Housing and Economic Recovery Act. Most people know that the act is designed to help Fannie [...]
Pretty soon this will be our yard! We’ve been on the home buying roller coaster for almost a month now, and I can’t believe the highs and lows we’ve hit. I thought it would be fun [...]
Veggies from my square-foot garden. It started on a whim last March. Liz and Jim were out of town, and after reading a post at Frugal Dad, I decided to build my first square foot garden. [...]
Being frugal means being a good steward of your resources. What better way to be a good steward than to make sure your stuff doesn’t end up in the county landfill when you’re through with it? [...]
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