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    How to Make Homemade Pizza

    Ordering pizza from the local delivery place is a convenient dinner solution for those nights when I have nothing to fix, but it is so expensive.  I have 5 boys and a husband, and for everyone to get enough food we order 4 pizzas.  The bill easily comes to $50.00, and honestly it isn’t worth [...]

  • Are you Cooking Too Much Food?

    Are you Cooking Too Much Food?

    We are always looking for ways to cut back on our grocery store spending.  Many of us use coupons, we buy in bulk, and shop sales, but have you ever considered buying and cooking less food?
    According to the Obesity Action Coalition, 93 million Americans are obese, and low-income populations are more likely to be overweight. [...]

Frugal Living

Tax Free Shopping
August 4, 2010

Tax Free Shopping

Tax free weekends are a great time to save money.  Not all states offer tax free shopping weekends, but for the ones that do, plan your purchases and save a lot of money!  And if you missed a tax free weekend in your state, mark your calendar for next year.
According to the Federation of Tax [...]

Are you Cooking Too Much Food?
August 3, 2010

Are you Cooking Too Much Food?

We are always looking for ways to cut back on our grocery store spending.  Many of us use coupons, we buy in bulk, and shop sales, but have you ever considered buying and cooking less food?
According to the Obesity Action Coalition, 93 million Americans are obese, and low-income populations are more likely to be overweight. [...]

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses
July 4, 2010

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses

How to Build an Emergency Fund
For many people living paycheck to paycheck, the idea of building up your savings account sounds daunting if not impossible.  But what if you could save up enough to have 6 months worth of living expenses tucked away for an emergency?  It isn’t as hard or far-fetched as it sounds. [...]

Work From Home

3 Free Books on Writing Ebooks
July 4, 2010

3 Free Books on Writing Ebooks

Writing and selling your own ebook is a fantastic way to create an ongoing steam of income.  The first cookbook I wrote was an ebook called  Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking.  My cookbook has fantastic sales and continues to bring in income each month.  I love once a month cooking and freezer [...]

Success Tips for a Home-Based Business
June 4, 2010

Success Tips for a Home-Based Business

Guest Post by Lisa Gold
Setting up and maintaining a home-based business isn’t an easy task, but it can be a very rewarding experience.  I created my home-based business, LikeWear®, with my husband Ken in 2006.  LikeWear is the first and only company to focus on selling licensed apparel and accessories via the Direct Sales channel. [...]

Starting a Pet Sitting Business from Home
May 26, 2010

Starting a Pet Sitting Business from Home

According to Molly Locklin of MyPetBusiness.com, “Opening up a pet sitting business is a fantastic way to turn your love for animals into a little extra cash. This type of business becomes more popular each year, and many people are even turning it into a full time career.
Pet sitting businesses are great because they are scalable: [...]

In the Kitchen

How to Make Homemade Pizza
August 5, 2010

How to Make Homemade Pizza

Ordering pizza from the local delivery place is a convenient dinner solution for those nights when I have nothing to fix, but it is so expensive.  I have 5 boys and a husband, and for everyone to get enough food we order 4 pizzas.  The bill easily comes to $50.00, and honestly it isn’t worth [...]

Are you Cooking Too Much Food?
August 3, 2010

Are you Cooking Too Much Food?

We are always looking for ways to cut back on our grocery store spending.  Many of us use coupons, we buy in bulk, and shop sales, but have you ever considered buying and cooking less food?
According to the Obesity Action Coalition, 93 million Americans are obese, and low-income populations are more likely to be overweight. [...]

Spicy Hawaiian Sliders for the Freezer
July 16, 2010

Spicy Hawaiian Sliders for the Freezer

A few days ago I made a batch of these sliders and they were a huge hit with the kids. Keep them on hand for a quick and easy snack, lunch or dinner! If you want to spice them up even more, try substituting sliced banana peppers for the pickles.
Ingredients:

3 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 [...]

Finances

Tax Free Shopping
August 4, 2010

Tax Free Shopping

Tax free weekends are a great time to save money.  Not all states offer tax free shopping weekends, but for the ones that do, plan your purchases and save a lot of money!  And if you missed a tax free weekend in your state, mark your calendar for next year.
According to the Federation of Tax [...]

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses
July 4, 2010

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses

How to Build an Emergency Fund
For many people living paycheck to paycheck, the idea of building up your savings account sounds daunting if not impossible.  But what if you could save up enough to have 6 months worth of living expenses tucked away for an emergency?  It isn’t as hard or far-fetched as it sounds. [...]

What to Consider Before Filing Bankruptcy
May 27, 2010

What to Consider Before Filing Bankruptcy

Do you think of bankruptcy as an easy way to offload a crushing debt burden?
Sometimes it’s the first method people will reach for since it does relieve the burden, but it’s far from easy and should be the very last thing you use to do so.  The law has made it fairly easy to [...]

In the Home

A Tour of a Bright, Fun, and Playful Frugal Kitchen!
June 3, 2010

A Tour of a Bright, Fun, and Playful Frugal Kitchen!

My friend Sara from Sara’s Art House has THE MOST unique home I’ve ever seen, and it is bubbling with personality.  So when we went over there for a cookout on Memorial Day, I put on my tourist hat, picked up my camera, and took lots of pictures to share with you!  Not only does [...]

Thrift Store & Flea Market Decorating
May 24, 2010

Thrift Store & Flea Market Decorating

Decorating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  Just look at these awesome decorating ideas made from items purchased at thrift stores and flea markets!

Photo Credit: back_garage
Look at what you can achieve when you think outside of the box.  I want to fill up those little boxes under the desk with all kinds of [...]

Decorating Your Outdoor Room (On the Cheap!)
May 20, 2010

Decorating Your Outdoor Room (On the Cheap!)

Outdoor rooms are extremely popular these days, and not just amongst the rich and famous! You can squeeze an outdoor room in almost any space, and decorate it to match the style and mood of your home, inexpensively!
Furniture
Any room needs furniture, and an outdoor room is no exception. However, much of the patio furniture on [...]

Other Recent Articles

DIY:  Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

DIY: Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

July 21, 2010

I have an African Grey parrot who loves all things plastic - including laptop keys.   Today when I wasn’t watching him closely, in one quick grab, the stinker completely removed one of the keys and flew away with it.  I was able to get it back before he destroyed it, then spent the next [...]