Frugal Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Frugal Ways To Get a Good Night's Sleep

You toss and turn and you just can’t seem to fall asleep.  Or you are able to fall asleep, but you keep waking up.  Poor sleep isn’t just frustrating; It can cause you to make bad spending decisions or cause expensive (and dangerous) accidents. Fortunately, you don’t need to turn to expensive sleep aids to […]

Shopping Strategies for Garage Sale Season

Shopping Strategies for Garage Sale Season

The weather is warming up and one of my favorite seasons is beginning: Garage Sale Season. I love a good bargain, and with three growing boys, I need to find good bargains – especially on clothing. Garage sales are great places to find affordable, quality kids’ clothing, toys, home decor, furniture and craft materials. It’s […]

The Importance of Tracking Your Expenses

The Importance of Tracking Your Expenses

How much did you spend on groceries this month? How much did you spend on eating out? Can  you answer the question definitively?  Or are you just guessing? We talk about sticking to our budgets and about whether or not an expense is in our budget, but according to a 2013 Gallup Poll, only 32 […]

Cheap Trick: How to Dry Shoes Fast

Cheap Trick How to Dry Shoes Fast

My son wanted to go on a bike ride with his dad and brother the other day. Now, it’s “spring” in Minnesota which means that it can be a little muddy, but since he was riding his bike and not walking around in the muck, I suggested that he wear his sneakers instead of his […]