Five Frugal Things

My husband and I have our taxes almost ready to file. Instead of owing money, as we have over the past few years, we’re actually getting money back due to having paid college tuition in 2015. Also, I was extremely...more

How You’re Spending Too Much on Your Cosmetics & Toiletries

This article first appeared on ClarkHoward.com Toiletries and cosmetics...more

Five Frugal Things — The Boring Edition

I was going to write up a Five Frugal Things post yesterday, but chose not to...more

Frugal Pet Ideas

This article first appeared on ClarkHoward.com. Welcoming...more

Five Frugal Things

I finally went to the consumer opinion panel that I’d written...more

Link-O-Rama-Mama — Amazing Costco Membership Deal!

It’s time for another Link-O-Rama Mama, where I lazily link to other people’s well written and thoroughly researched articles. More Than Half of Americans Have Less Than $1000 to Their Name If you have almost zero savings and live paycheck-to-paycheck, you’re not alone. A recent study came out that shows that “56 percent of Americans said they have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts...more

Five Frugal Things

I’d defrosted a large container of turkey soup, and had already served it a couple...more

Pride Without Prejudice

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! I’m just now finishing up reading my long awaited library copy of...more

Five Frugal Things

My son and I drove up top Mt. Hood for the day, and pretty much just...more

Five Frugal Things

I served delicious yet frugal burritos that featured red peppers from the scratch-and-dent produce shelf at The Grocery Outlet. (I had to cut a small soft section from one of the peppers, but that’s it. 99¢ for two red peppers, plus a head of...more