It’s Not Too Soon to Start Thinking About Holiday Gift Giving

Like many others, I internalize the pressures of...more

A Lifetime of Daily Frugality

Frugality is like any other discipline, It only works if you make it a part of your daily routine. It doesn’t matter if you got a free pair of boots from a friend if you then celebrate by taking everyone out for drinks. If you’re in a position where you really need to be frugal, it requires that you unapologetically put it...more

Giveaway — Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties by Ashley English!

It’s been awhile since I’ve hosted a giveaway on the blog, but today is a very special treat because I have copies of Ashley English’s newest book for two, count ‘em two lucky readers! (Thank you, Roost Books!) You may remember Ashley English from her previous books A Year of Pies, Keeping Bees, Home Dairy, Canning & Preserving and Keeping Chickens. Yes, this woman is pro-to-the-ductive...more

Five Frugal Things

I planned a get together with my friend Leslie today, and instead of going out for...more

It’s Time to Talk About Money

I think about non-consumerism all the time....more

October Grocery Challenge Update

Here we are, ten days into the...more

Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will — A Container for Your Every Need!

If there’s one category that all Goodwill thrift shops share, it’s a wide variety of organizing containers. Whether it’s bins, boxes, crates or ceramic canisters, Goodwill is sure to provide. For example the targeted savings bank for a “New Wheels Fund.” Sometimes the Goodwill containers are a bit baffling ....more

Five Frugal Things

I deliberately planned all the activities for my son’s birthday day of adventures to be in the same neighborhood. Previous years have found us driving back and forth across town to get to everywhere we needed to be. No reasons to waste money...more

It’s Okay to be Cheap!

The word “cheap” get a bad rap. It’s grouped in with “miserly” and is rarely used as a compliment. “Wow, that awesome lady sure is cheap!” Nope ....more

October Grocery Challenge

There are few budget categories that have as much wiggle room as food. Sure, you can turn off unused lights and use a clothesline to bring your electric bill down, but those measures only have the potential to save you tens of dollars. But...more