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Keep a Record of Valuable Possessions (Frugal Friday)

Keeping a written record of your valuable (ie replaceable) possessions can save you a lot of stress if a natural disaster, theft, or fire strikes your home. It’s common knowlege that we frugalites like to make sure we get a good deal on the things that we purchase. There’s also the understanding that we take […]

Clear out the Money Clutter (Frugal Friday)

Random bank accounts, loose change, odd amount gift cards, unclaimed funds are money clutter that you could make good use of in the new year. Clearing it up could help you focus on your financial goals and may just save you money. Typically when folks talk about clutter, they’re referring to stuff. Physical stuff that […]

Setting Financial Goals (Frugal Friday)

Setting specific financial goals is more effective that just saving money. About four years ago when we realized we had no money and a whole lot of debt, it was easy to make financial goals. We just wanted to be out of the hole! Honestly, that was all I could think about.¬†And it was odd […]

Take Financial Inventory (Frugal Friday)

Take inventory of your finances before the first of the year to get a clearer picture of where you want to go in the new year. This week is a great time to see where you stand financially. If you’re not accustomed to a regular financial inventory, then this would be a great thing to […]

Really Last Minute Bargain Gifts (Frugal Friday)

Last minute shopping doesn’t have to be expensive or entail a trip to the mall. You can find or make bargain gifts even at the last minute. So, you waited until the last minute? Or maybe, someone just got missed on the list? Or maybe someone came to mind that you want to bless this […]

Last Minute Shopping Tips (Frugal Friday)

Do you still have some Christmas shopping to do? Here are some tips and tricks from Mandi at Jungle Deals and Steals to help you make the most of your money now that the day is ever closer. photo source The following is a guest post from Mandi of Jungle Deals & Steals and Life…Your […]

FREE Paper and Pencil Game Book (Frugal Friday)

FREE Paper and Pencil Game Book (printable)

Looking for an easy homemade gift to give to the children in your life? Take them on a trip back in time with this free printable paper and pencil game book. Years ago money was extremely tight. Wisdom said that I couldn’t spend a lot of money on Christmas gifts. But, I so wanted to!¬†Wisdom […]

Clutter-free Stocking Stuffers (Frugal Friday)

Tired of giving gifts that become clutter six months later? Yeah, me, too. I’m on a mission to have clutter-free stocking stuffers this year. This past summer when I was helping some children clean their room, I found several card games. Correction: I found pieces to several card games. Apparently, we no longer had the […]