Christina Brown

Frugal Ponderings for the Last Bit of Summer Break

by Christina Brown 2 comments
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans

I think one of the hardest things to deal with when you’re frugal is the need to be flexible. It’s a lot easier to shop, manage your busy schedule, and stay organized when you have a detailed plan. This week, I was reminded, as John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while […]

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Are You Being Guilted Into Spending Money?

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Are You Being Guilted Into Spending Money

There are many emotions that cause us to spend money.  We spend money when we’re happy.  We spend money when we’re sad.   We spend money out of fear.  We spend money without thinking at all. But are you being guilted into spending money?

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More Ways to Save on Groceries at Cub Foods

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New Lower Prices at Cub Foods

Note: The following post is sponsored is sponsored by Cub Foods.  All opinions are 100% my own. This post may also include affiliate links. Please read our full disclosure policy for more information. One of my main money-saving strategies is to pay attention to grocery store prices. So I was thrilled to see Cub Foods […]

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Why I’m Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

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Why I'm Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

This is the time of year when a lot of folks are talking about back-to-school shopping. They’re talking about how much money they’re spending. They’re talking about making special road trips to shopping malls with bigger and better stores.  They’re talking about how difficult their kids are about buying clothes.  And worst of all, they’re […]

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How to Save Money at Thrift Shops

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How to Save Money at Thrift Shops

I still remember the first time it really clicked with me that thrift shops were the place to save money. I was a broke college student, and a friend of mine brought me to an eclectic thrift store off the beaten path.  I was thrilled to find jeans for just $7 a pair.  And then […]

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Recipe: Zucchini Bites

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Recipe: Zucchini Bites

I was only gone for a few days, but in that time my garden really grew.  Or rather, the zucchini really grew.  I now have a bazillion ginormous zucchini, and as anyone who has ever grown zucchini knows, this is not an exaggeration. One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini is sliced lengthwise, brushed […]

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Cheap Alternatives to Popular Kitchen Gadgets

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Cheap Alternatives to Popular Kitchen Gadgets

It seems like every day there are new kitchen gadgets on store shelves. These kitchen gadgets promise convenience.  They promise to save you time.  They promise to save you money.  And some of those gadgets do stick to their promises.  But many don’t. And a lot of those kitchen gadgets will cost you a pretty […]

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