Create a Memory Page for the Old Year (Frugal Friday)

People spend hundreds, thousands of dollars every year on entertainment and on ways to improve themselves and their family relationships. While some of that money is very well spent, often we can find less expensive ways of having fun and learning to appreciate our families. One way that you can have fun and fall in […]

All Good Gifts (Frugal Friday)

Photo Source Frugal Friday has been the source of much money saving advice for quite some time. We talk money, debt, gifts, making ends meet. We talk about how to save and how to acquire. We talk about not falling behind and about getting ahead. And, yet, as Christmas approaches, just a few hours away, […]

Easy Stocking Stuffers (Frugal Friday)

I’ll never forget the Christmas I was seventeen. My younger siblings were 14, 12, 10, and 3. I told my mom I would take care of buying the stocking stuffers. Then I promptly forgot. Until Christmas Eve when she asked me about it. If I remember correctly, I stood there with my mouth open for […]

Enjoy the Freedom of Your Frugality

Ebenezer Scrooge was a frugal man. He pinched every penny until it screamed — bloody murder. Yet, as anyone who’s seen A Christmas Carol knows, he didn’t enjoy his life. His frugality kept him in bondage. Certainly there are seasons of life when frugality serves us. In fact, there are seasons of life when frugality […]

Gifts for $10 or Less (Frugal Friday)

Our Christmas gift buying has always been on a budget of some kind. With six kids and a large extended family, we could easily got hog wild if we didn’t pay attention to what we were buying. And often, we’ve set a $10 limit for friends and family. You’d be amazed at what you can […]

Planning a Holiday Meal on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

Holiday meals can be expensive. I’ve often wondered why we are tempted to spend more on one meal than we might in a whole week. I’ve heard of some families who have spent as much on a holiday dinner as I spend in a month! May we not get too out of hand this year. […]

Shopping at Scratch and Dent Stores (Frugal Friday)

- Today’s Frugal Friday Tip is brought to you by Carrie from Springs Bargains – What comes to mind when you think of scratch-and-dent stores?  Mom’s stern warnings about never buying dented cans?  A bad experience with stale crackers? Or, the excitment of finding a favorite food that had been discontinued?  The thrill of discovering […]

Free Printables for Kids (Frugal Friday)

My kids love to color – even FishBaby FishChick2. And while we do have a huge bucket full of bargain coloring books and a few of the nicer Dover historical coloring books, many of the crew still get pretty jazzed about printable coloring pages. Maybe because it’s new and different? I love printable coloring pages […]