Frugal Friday: Fun Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is a little over a week away. Have you planned a special surprise yet? I’ve got three special men to shop for: FishPapa, my dad, and my father-in-law. And while I’d love to buy the new guitar, the new computer, or the new horse, those items aren’t in my budget. Let’s face it. […]

Frugal Friday: Sell Something

Over the years when our budget has been tight, we’ve tried to be creative at spending less and earning more. One way to make more is to sell stuff. Oh my! How much “stupid tax” have I paid in selling expensive stuff that I shouldn’t have bought in the first place? Usually, I rarely get […]

Frugal Friday: Budget Gifts for the College Grad

Last week I shared with you gift suggestions for the high school graduate. This week I thought I’d address college graduates. While both have accomplished great things, their situations are a tad different. The high school graduate is headed off for the military, a job, or further education. He or she is still pretty young […]

Frugal Friday: High School Graduation Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Graduation season is upon us. And before you go out shopping, consider a few frugal but fun tokens of congratulations:

Frugal Friday: Budget Anniversary Celebrations

When a special occasions rolls around, it brings with it the temptation to “do it up big.” Usually that signifies “do it up expensive.” A few too many “special” occasions and you can find yourself in the poor house. Or at least with a few too many bills and too little money.

Frugal Friday: Sick of Debt? Better Late than Never (A Guest Post)

Yesterday, I was listening to a favorite money radio program and all the old emotions of our debt-filled life came back to me. It was a rather surreal moment. Today, three years and $18,000 of debt payments later, I am amazed at how good God has been to us. We were always “frugal,” yet somehow we found ourselves living beyond our means. We can kick ourselves for having got there in the first place. But as you’ll see in today’s guest post, better late than never.

Frugal Friday: Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Part One

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away. (Husbands, wake up!)

Whether you are celebrating your own mother or another special mother in your life (wife, sister, friend, mother-in-law), it is in the best interests of your wallet — and your reputation — to plan ahead. When we plan our gift-giving in advance we are less likely to overspend or spend Sunday morning in a Hallmark store.

Frugal Friday: Get What You Pay For

There are probably a bazillion ways that we can save money. I don’t think we’ve even begun to mine the depths of frugal ideas. But, here at Frugal Friday we’ll try…. One simple way to save money is to make sure you get what you pay for. This past week as we were leaving Costco, […]