How to Build a Square Foot Garden Box

How to Build a Square Foot Garden Box

I’ve never been very good at gardening. I’ve pretty much killed every plant I’ve tried to grow, except for the little Christmas Cactus that’s sitting in my window. Still, the frugal part of me has always […]

Who’s your Hero?

Corrie ten Boom is my personal hero. Do you have a personal hero?  Who is it?  Have you thought about it? I have a personal hero.  It’s Corrie ten Boom.  If you’ve never heard of Corrie […]

An Overview of Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Peace

Dave Ramsey’s book The Total Money Makeover has motivated hundreds of people to get out of debt. Dave Ramsey has a solid plan that will move you toward financial freedom and over the last two weeks, […]

The Best Budgeting Tools and Software

Sometimes the best tools are the simplest ones. To effectively keep a budget, you need the right tools. And there are many tools out there to choose from. Ranging from free to hundreds of dollars, it’s […]

How to Budget with a Variable Income

It can be difficult to know how to budget with an irregular income. Budgeting with a variable income is a problem that many people have, and I don’t think it’s covered adequately in most personal finance […]

How to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent

Laundry can take up a lot of time, money and energy. I’m always on the lookout for ways to save money on washing and drying clothing. I do things like re-wear clothes before washing them, cutting […]

How to Make a Budget Plan that Works

In the past I’ve tried to follow a budget, only to fail time and time again. But I’ve learned from my mistakes. Today I’m going to walk you through the steps you need to take to […]

Where Do You Find the Deals?

I hate paying full price for things, so I looks for good deals before I spend money. One of the strategies I use to save money is stay out of the stores. It works pretty well, […]

Where to Sell Your Books for Extra Income

When I wrote a post on Friday asking you to share your spending weaknesses, I was surprised at how many of you are book-a-holics like me. It seems I’m not the only one who had piles […]

When Buying on Sale Isn’t Frugal

Make sure a sale item is a frugal purchase before forking over the money. I’m all about saving money.  You know that.  And I love sales.  I hate paying full price.  But there are some times […]

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