How to Get Puzzles and Games for Free or Cheap

How to Get Puzzles and Games for Free or Cheap

One of my favorite family activities is playing games and working on puzzles.  It’s the perfect activity for those times when the weather is too yucky to go outside. Puzzles and games can provide hours of fun frugal family entertainment especially when you know how to get puzzles and games for free or cheap.

The Best Frugal Tools Are the Most Basic

The Best Frugal Tools Are the Most Basic

There are all kinds of folks who market all kinds of products, books, smartphone apps, software, and subscription services all designed to save you money.  They want you to believe that spending money on their solutions will be just what you need to save money. And some of those things work.  But a lot of […]

Frugal Things to Do When Waiting

Frugal Things to Do When Waiting

When you have kids, it can feel like you’re always waiting.   Waiting to pick them up from school.  Waiting to pick them up from activities.  Waiting for an activity to start or waiting for an activity to end. We love our kids, but that waiting just feels like so much wasted time. I first realized […]

How to Stay Warm in Cold Winter Weather

How to Stay Warm in Cold Winter Weather

It has been really cold here in northern Minnesota.  Cold, as in, -45ºF windchill COLD.  And I’ve heard reports from friends and family enduring unseasonably cold temperatures in parts of the country that are supposed to be warm.  It’s pretty cold everywhere. I’ve survived more than three decades of bitter cold Minnesota winters, so I […]

How to Handle Falling Gas Prices

How to Handle Falling Gas Prices

Filling up your gas tank has gotten a lot less painful in the last couple of weeks.  In fact, gas prices have fallen to their lowest point in years. For those of you who put on the miles in your vehicles, this means a significant savings.  In our household, we’re spending about 1/2 of what […]