Frugal Ponderings: Prepping for What's Next - Fresh Raspberries

The next few weeks are going to be busy for this cheapskate.  There’s all the usual hustle and bustle of life with three boys at home for the summer (four, if you count my college instructor husband).  And then, I’ll be headed to Save Up ’14 in Austin, TX for a few days and a family vacation after that.

But that doesn’t mean the frugality takes a break!  It just means that I have to work really hard to find the time to squeeze everything in. [Read more…]

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Tips for Stockpiling Kids Clothing

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Tips for Stockpiling Kids Clothing

I’m a BIG proponent of stocking up on kids clothing when I see a good deal. I buy clothing for my whole family for the following year at the end-of-the season closeouts. I also stock up on kids’ clothing at garage sales during the summer months. I save a ton of money by doing this. […]

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Time at Rest

by Michelle 5 comments
Time at Rest |www.northerncheapskate.com

  Life can be so busy.  At this point in my life, it is at a fever pitch with 4 kids each in his or her own sports and activities.  Add in normal life stuff like birthday parties, social events, family gatherings and sometimes I feel like I am spinning in a never ending revolving […]

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Creative Uses for Dry Erase Markers

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Creative Uses for Dry Erase Markers

Dry erase markers are now a must-have staple on a lot of back-to-school shopping lists.  But they’re not just for school! Take advantage of  great deals on dry erase markers and then check out these creative uses for them:

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7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

by Jessica 7 comments
7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

This summer I decided we needed to use our pie irons over the campfire more, besides the obvious use of making pies. If you haven’t made pies in a pie iron over the fire, they are super easy.  Usually the first item you make takes a little longer because you are heating up the irons, […]

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Is Breaking Bad? A Discussion About Bananas

by Christina Brown 21 comments
Is Breaking Bad? A Discussion About Bananas

There’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you for a long time. It’s about something that well, quite honestly, drives me bananas.

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When Budgeting

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When Budgeting

The concept of budgeting is pretty simple:  Create a plan for your money and stick to it. The reality is much more complex.  There are countless decisions to be made when it comes to your money.  There are periods of unexpected expenses.  There are sometimes periods of inconsistent income. But there’s one thing people do […]

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