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)

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 […]

Organizing Can Save You Money (Frugal Friday)

Lack of organization can cost you money: the lost bill that goes unpaid and accumulates fees the crumpled coupon on the bottom of your purse that could have saved you a buck the Groupon that expired before you had a chance to use it because you didn’t write reminders on your calendar. the surplus of […]

Eat Well & Spend Less for Thanksgiving (Frugal Friday)

photo source: Simple Bites A few months ago I joined forces with a great group of bloggers who could relate with my struggles to eat well and spend less. We commiserated over the rising price of groceries and decided to do something about it: develop and share strategies for keeping quality high while maintaining lower […]

(Shopping at) Home for the Holidays: Frugal Friday

photo source This past weekend I headed out to Barnes and Noble. I walked into a real bookstore. This used to be a regular things for hubs and me. We’d browse for hours in the bookstore. But, since we typically get our books FREE from the library or cheaper from Amazon, it’s rare that we […]

Pay for Christmas Morning with Swagbucks (Frugal Friday)

Christmas morning can be a fun, fun, FUN moment for a child. I have wonderful memories of those days. Except, of course, when my sister sobbed uncontrollably for two hours when our baby brother got the only Cabbage Patch doll my parents could lay their hands on. That was a sad, sad day. (In their […]

Keep Store-Specific Stocking Up Lists (Frugal Friday)

Typically I love to go grocery shopping. Between the food and shopping for the deals, I always find something to entertain myself with. My first job was actually at a grocery store, too. But at the same time, grocery shopping can be a chore. Or feel a little postal. But, since I can’t get the […]