Pantry Challenge Updates: How are You Doing?

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Today marks the end of the third week for some who are “eating from the pantry.” To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how this would go for the FishFam. I knew Crystal could pull it off because she’s way smarter than me. But, I had my doubts about myself. My kids eat a lot; […]

Grocery Geek Presents: FishPapa Shops!

I had to laugh — and take a picture — when FishPapa came home from Walmart the other night and started to stage a picture of his purchases. The poor man has put up with my wild antics, including a host of grocery pictures, for quite some time. I didn’t mind his teasing me. This post […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Squeaking In Under Budget

This past week I’ve been trying to build the bulk of our meals from the pantry. My goals for this “Eat from the Pantry” Challenge have included spending $400 (or less) on groceries in the month of January and focusing on what we have. This is at least $200 less than I normally spend. Considering […]

Frugal Friday: Organize Your Wallet

It sounds funny to say so, but one great way to keep money in your wallet is to look in your wallet — often. If you don’t have a good idea of what’s in there, you may be liable to spend more than you have or to let great savings opportunities slip through your fingers. […]

Why You Should Have a Budget

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Most people have heard that they should have a budget if they’re going to manage their money wisely. But, knowing WHAT to do is entirely separate from knowing HOW to do it or even WHY to do it. To be a successful adult, I think we need to know all three. Today Mandi at Organizing […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Eating From the Pantry, A Beginning

This month my friend Crystal and I are “eating from the pantry,” which basically means that we’re focusing on what we already have to build our menus for January. Since I know that my six children can eat a lot and that our family has decided to make some important changes to our diet, I […]

Frugal Friday: New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]

My Pantry Looks Different than Yours

If you’ve been following along with Crystal and I regarding the Eat-from-the-Pantry-Challenge, you may be wondering what in the world we’re talking about. I had a great conversation yesterday with a friend who had lots of questions. It really helped me see that there are a number of perspectives on this. You may have a […]