Category Archive: frugal living

Mar 05

Give Yourself a Raise

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How many moms do we have here?  (Raise your hand, moms.) I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children.  When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mom – that or a brain …

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Apr 15

Save Money: Lower Your Food Budget

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I think one of the easiest ways for us to lower our household/family expenses is through food.  I may not be able to change the monthly cost of my mortgage, but I can actively make changes to my lifestyle to save money on food.   If you are looking to cut costs in your life, …

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Apr 07

Fast and Frugal: Buy Discounted Meat

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I have a rule that I almost never break when it comes to meat:  Don’t spend more than $2/lb on meat.  The only exceptions are that I allow myself to buy tilapia, salmon and steak once a year or so.  I wish I could afford the more expensive cuts, but it’s just not reality for …

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Mar 23

Frugal Tip: Use Your Library!!

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Today’s Fast and Frugal tip is an obvious one, in my opinion:   USE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.  DON’T PAY FOR MOVIES/BOOKS IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO.   I have only bought ONE book in my adult life without having read it first for free.  I’m not willing to pay for a book unless I’ve first …

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Mar 17

Frugal Tip: Warm/Cold Bags

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Our house is not very well insulated.  I mean, we’ve added as much as possible, in the attic, in the walls, with calk and foam, and more.  The house itself, however, was just built kinda flimsy and thin.  All of the houses in my neighborhood were.  So when winter comes, man, the heat bill goes …

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Feb 23

Fast and Frugal Tip – Freeze Milk

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Hopefully by now, after all these years of economic turndown, we as people have learned a few things about saving money.  I feel fairly confident that I have.     I feel even more confident that we’ve all probably learned DIFFERENT things; things that we had to learn in our individual situations…know what I mean? …

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Feb 06

Amazon Local

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Have you tried out Amazon Local yet?   I absolutely love it.  For Christmas I bought my kids 2 passes each to a local pizza-activity place, and I also got myself a pass to go HANG GLIDING!!  I have a fear of heights, but to go hang gliding or paragliding is one of my bucket …

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Nov 24

November Wellness Update

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How y’all doing on your challenge?  I’ve loved, LOVED reading the many comments, and I’m impressed…maybe I should make my challenges more challenging to keep up with you.:-)   Anyway, quick update:   The day I was to tackle the kids’ toys and bookshelves was one I was dreading.  I just knew I’d get rid …

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Nov 05

November Wellness Challenge – Let’s Add in a Little Finance

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It’s now day 5 of my personal November Wellness Challenge.  I confess, there are aspects that I haven’t done so well with, but there are others in which I’m feeling ahead of the game.  Let me share a few highlights/lowlights with you:   You remember the Jump Up and Drink Up November Challenge?  The point …

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Sep 01

How to – Preserve Your Herbs

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If you’re growing herbs in your garden, you may find that you have more than you can keep up with…at least, that’s usually what happens to me!   The solution is NOT to let them bolt and watch them grow out of control and then pull the whole thing up at the end of the …

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