Is Frugal Living the New Trend? And How Our Paper Missed the Mark

My husband was taking a break at work last night when he picked up a magazine at the facility he was cleaning. It was a copy of our local newspaper’s newest publication: Distinctly Northwest – Sophisticated […]

Is Re-Gifting Right or Wrong?

A friend, who also happens to read this blog, recently asked me to do a post on re-gifting. The holidays are quickly approaching, after all, and she wanted to know when re-gifting is OK and when […]

The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

Yesterday I was reading a post at Gather Little by Little about frugality. I scrolled down to read the comments, and Paidtwice commented, “…I aspire to be frugal and sometimes I think I hit cheap instead […]

The Benefits of Unemployment

I’m a big believer in trying to look on the bright side of things. So over the last few days I’ve noticed a few benefits of unemployment. I don’t have to get out of bed quite […]

The Easy Frugal Things You Can Do

Last week I posed a question to my readers. I asked “What is the easiest frugal thing you do?” I was impressed with the large response! So here are the answers, directly from my readers. Plonkee […]

Things I’ve Learned About Money by Not Having a Lot of It.

Last week I told you about my biggest financial success: becoming a stay-at-home mom. Today I’d like to expand upon the things I’ve learned along the way. When I quit my job a month before our […]

Saver or Spender: Nature or Nurture?

Are you a saver or a spender? And why? Is it something you learned? Or is your financial personality something you’re born with? I used to think that how you naturally handle money is something you […]

Work for Yourself or Someone Else?

Now that my husband has been on his new job for a month, I ran the budget against his new income. The results were not good. We can get by, but barely. Fortunately we still have […]

Why the Minimalist Lifestyle Appeals to Me

Minimalism appeals to me, because it makes me focus on what I truly love and need. One of my favorite blogs is Zen Habits. I started reading Zen Habits for the productivity tips, but lately I’ve […]

Why Have Americans Become So Overindulgent?

I’m on a quest to simplify my life. Recently I’ve begun to cut my budget, declutter my house, and cut down on my time commitments. As I’ve been working on these things, I’ve had a lot […]

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