How We Said NO to Debt and Credit

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I’m unabashedly pro-cash. I’ve partnered with sponsor My Job Chart to tell my story about credit cards and debt: It’s been six years since we stopped using credit cards. I don’t miss it at all. I really don’t miss paying a big bill at the end of the month. I really, really don’t miss worrying […]

Fill the Freezer to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

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Fill the freezer with premade meals in order to save money on groceries as well as time and effort throughout the month. I’ve been cooking like a madwoman this week. Well, Monday and Tuesday, anyway. Last month during the Pantry Challenge, I emptied much of our reserve food storage. The deep freeze was emptied and […]

Buy Shoebox Supplies Now (Frugal Friday)

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With school supplies and kids’ clothing priced super low right now, it’s a great time to shop for Operation Christmas Child or other shoebox ministries that will take collections at the holidays. This guest post from Carrie shows you how to make the most of current summer sales: Sometime last year, I realized that my […]

Eat What You Have (Frugal Friday)

Wondering how you can save money on food costs? Eat what you have. We’re blessed to have an abundance of food. That’s not the case in many parts of the world. Your mama’s stories about children starving in Africa, well, she was right. I live a very affluent life. I know this. It might not […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips (Frugal Friday)

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Simply taking a road trip is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are additional ways to save money while you’re on the road. Summer is the time for road trips. Sure, some folks may be heading to the airport to take a flight on vacation, but a lot of us simply […]

Join the Pantry Challenge (Frugal Friday)

Using up the food in your fridge, freezer, or pantry is a great way to save money. Join the Pantry Challenge! We’re all looking for ways to save money, aren’t we? This month is one of those challenging months for me. Pantry Challenging, that is. Each January and July I put in a little extra […]

DIY Do It Yourself Projects Can Save You Money (Frugal Friday)

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DIY, do it yourself projects, can be a great way to save money and add value to your life. I was a DIY kind of girl back in the 80s and 90s. It might have started with a touch of Wannabemarthaism, but eventually it became just plain good sense. If I made something myself, I […]

Know Your Priorities (Frugal Friday)

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The following content is sponsored by Vanguard: Life, as we know it, is a limited resource. So, is money. It matters how we spend our lives. It matters how we spend our money. Over the last five months or so we’ve been talking about both. About dreaming big dreams. About using our resources wisely. About […]