Frugal Living

Frugal living tips and ideas to teach you how to be a cheapskate without looking like one.

Time at Rest

by Michelle 3 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

by Christina Brown 0 comments
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

by Christina Brown 1 comment
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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DIY Mosaic Mirror

by Jessica 8 comments
DIY Mosaic Mirror

I made this mosaic mirror during one of my classes at She Is…..Women’s Weekend Retreat and had such a nice time both making this mirror and my entire time at the retreat. I took pictures and asked a lot of questions so I could share with the readers of Northern Cheapskate how I made this […]

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Frugal Ponderings From a Long Holiday Weekend

by Christina Brown 0 comments
the lake

When I decided to take a few days off from posting last week, I was really hoping to be able to carve out some time to work on some behind-the-scenes things with the site and maybe do a little writing. Instead, I spent a lot of time with family and friends and generally goofing off.  […]

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