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Category: Frugal Tips

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

Vow Renewal?  Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Vow Renewal? Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Your vow renewal doesn’t have to break the bank to be memorable and elegant !   Everywhere you turn, someone is renewing their wedding vows. From jet-setting to glamorous locales like St. Lucia, or shutting down entire theme parks like Disneyland (looking at you, Mariah Carey), the rich and famous have taken to this new trend. [...]

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare! Don’t get poked by high costs. It may not seem possible to save money on healthcare. Everything just seems to be getting more and more expensive. A simple blood test can cost as much as $100.00. Not to mention the rising cost of caring for our elderly as we enter the baby [...]

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

Stretch Meat Further Wouldn’t it be great to stretch meat further? Meat is a big expense in the family grocery budget. I do everything I can to try and stretch that dollar. The first thing that comes to mind in trying to stretch meat further is to have meatless meals a few times a week. Well, if [...]

Catching Up...and Dryer Sheets

Catching Up…and Dryer Sheets

Catching Up… Tomorrow is February 2nd,  a.k.a. Groundhog Day!  What a fun day – will he see his shadow, or not? Will Bill Murry wake up to “I’ve Got You Babe” again, or will it be a new day?  Good stuff I tell you! It has been over a month since I’ve posted.  How in [...]

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

“Ready or not, here I come,” says winter. So the question is…are you ready? There are things you can do to save money this winter, and unless you want to pay more for your heating than you did last year, you need to get ready. Why you need to prepare for winter: Half of the [...]

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

Guest post written by Jakob Barry Autumn is a special time of year when homeowners begin battening down the hatches to secure their properties for the eventual snow, ice, and blustery winds of winter. When a structure hasn’t been well prepped it translates into financial loss as these elements can do serious damage to a house or [...]

Frugal Living:  The Tightwad Gazette

Frugal Living: The Tightwad Gazette

If you’ve been frugal living for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of Amy Dacyczyn’s book  The Complete Tightwad Gazette. Many call it the bible of frugal living, and for me, it was the first book on frugal living that I read.  The book is jam packed with over 900 pages that are filled [...]

Frugal Shopping:  Sunday Best for Less

Frugal Shopping: Sunday Best for Less

Ahhh….I love Sundays.  I love spending the day together with my family, I love taking it easy and having a break from household chores, and I love the thought of devoting a day to just refresh and renew.  But most of all, I love the chance to do something I don’t get to do the [...]

Reduce High Electric Bills

Reduce High Electric Bills

zv7qrnb Across the US we are experiencing extreme weather driving up our heating bills.  I received a email from Progressive Energy today and I’d like to share with you some of the tips they gave towards lowering our electric bills. The best way to reduce high home heating costs? Get attic insulation that’s R-30 or [...]

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