Budget Living: Giving Bisquick & Other Mixes a Boost

As you may already know, Fridays are Waffle Day around here. And under usual circumstances, I make them from scratch. But, in case you hadn’t noticed, flour is kinda pricey these days. I stocked up in November, but it only lasted a few months. Recently, however, I found Bisquick (on sale after coupons) for $.25/box! […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A Universal Money Saving Method

One way that I saved money this week is a way that anyone can. No need to clip coupons. No rebate forms. No special equipment. My six year old could do it. And thanks to Johann Gutenburg, it’s a universal money saving method. It involves the ability to read. This week was rather a dud […]

Budget Living: What to Do with Leftovers?

Waste not, want not. That’s what our grandmothers used to say. It’s the basic premise that if you use up what you have, you won’t find yourself in need. While I am not sure that one exactly follows the other, it is true that avoiding waste is good stewardship and will save you money. There […]

Better Bookkeeping – It Works For Me!

I love to pay my bills online. Not only does it save me up to five bucks a month in stamps (that’s at least one and a half mochas a month!) but it is also a quick and easy way to get the job done. No worries about ordering checks, getting payments in the mail, […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Some Things Money Can’t Buy

at Costco. While we set some grocery goals this year that will affect our time, money, and comfort, FishPapa and I know that there are some things that just aren’t the best to buy at Costco. It’s not a big deal, but I want to maximize our savings where we can. And taking advantage of […]

Budget Living: Don’t Turn Up Your Nose at Used Furniture

When FishPapa and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, 250-square foot studio apartment. It was the guest house / pool house for a larger home. The landlords became good friends of ours and we enjoyed that season immensely.(Hi Ribbens Family!) Needless to say, space was a hot commodity. But, we lived in […]

A Tale of a Turkey

A few months back I bought an extra turkey to throw in the freezer. It was five bucks, so I figured it was a good investment. Usually when I do this, I feel obligated to fix a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And that had been my original plan when I pulled it out […]

MOM Deals This Week

While I love to shop, I can often feel really anxious, particularly if I’m not sure how much time or money I have left to spend. Experience tells me two things: 1. Pay cash. If I go out with a predetermined amount of real, green money, I have a natural limit to what I can […]