Spring is in the air, and garage sale season has begun. The great weather has motivated me to do a little spring cleaning and decluttering. I’m considering holding a garage sale of Friday to make a […]
I’ve been making my own bread lately. Since the price of groceries is going up (and up and up), I’ve been looking for even more ways to cut back. I’m also on something of a health […]
We go through a lot of razors in our house. Has anyone noticed that razors get dull rather quickly? And at $8 for 4 replacement blades, I cringe every time I need to replace the blades. […]
Cindy at Oh My Aching Debts (don’t you just love that name?) tagged me to reveal my top 5 budget busters. I thought about taking the easy way out and listing “Pizza”, “Pop”, “Chocolate”, “Ice Cream”, […]
In looking for ways to be more frugal, I often find that giving up a little convenience can be a great way to save money. The alternatives generally don’t take much more time or effort, and […]
Sometimes even the most frugal person feels like money is going out faster than it’s coming in. I’ve always been frugal. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always preferred to save my money instead […]
There are three words in the English language that I’m beginning to loathe. Those words are “You Deserve It!” How many times have you heard those words. “Buy yourself a new outfit. You deserve it!” “Take […]
A few weeks ago I was lamenting about the high prices on everything lately. Recession or not, it’s getting harder to afford the increased cost of living. I asked Being Frugal readers for help, and the […]
I love free stuff! It makes my day when I can get something I need without paying for it (legally, of course). That’s why I love rebate programs! In my area I use the Rite Aid […]
When financial times are tight, the grocery budget is the easiest part of the budget to cut. Over the last 15 years our grocery budget has ranged from less than $100 a month (when we had […]
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