Frugal Living

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

Determine Your Gift-Giving Plan Now

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Determine Your Gift-Giving Plan Now

I can still remember my first holiday season as a new bride.  My Christmas shopping list had gone from 10 people to more than 40 people in a single year.  I felt pressure to make a good impression on my husband’s family, a fierce devotion to my own family, and a desperate desire to keep […]

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Frugal Competition and the Fear of Doing It Wrong

by Christina Brown 6 comments
Frugal Competition and the Fear of Doing it Wrong

You can’t just clip coupons anymore. You have to be able to get $300 worth of groceries for $1.37. You can’t just recycle anymore, you have to upcycle. You can’t just cook meals at home.  You have to make everything at home from scratch. In advance. All this frugal competition and the fear of doing […]

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How to Break Bad Spending Habits

by Christina Brown 0 comments
How to Break Bad Spending Habits

Managing your finances is a lot like managing your diet.  There’s only so many calories you should consume in a day.  There’s only so much money you should spend each day. Knowing that doesn’t prevent us from overindulging.  Bad spending habits have a way of sneaking up on us, just like too much late-night snacking […]

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Upcycled Bathroom Storage Containers

by Jessica 7 comments
How to Make Upcycled Bathroom Storage Containers

I decided to use some jars and candlesticks to make some new upcycled bathroom storage containers. I wanted to add a little sparkle and bling to may bathroom and by purchasing some $1 bags of glass stones from Wal-Mart and re-purposing other items I was able to do it for very little money.

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5 Smart Money Moves You Can Make This Fall

by Christina Brown 1 comment
5 Smart Money Moves You Can Make This Fall

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  I love being outside in the crisp fall air.  I love wearing sweaters and baking. I love the anticipation of the snowfall (if not the actual snowfall!) and the holiday season. I also love that with the kids going back to school,  the fall always feels […]

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My Top 3 Back-To-School Organization Tools

by Michelle 0 comments
My Top 3 Back-to-School Organization Tools

This is the 14th year I have had children going to school and the first one that my oldest did not head back with the rest.  (He is heading to the Air Force.) While it is weird for me to have one all done with back to school, one thing that is not changing is […]

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Join the 30-Day Budget Bootcamp Challenge

by Christina Brown 0 comments
30-Day Budget Bootcamp Challenge

Summer has a way of messing up budgets.  Kids are off from school. There are activities, parties, reunions, weddings, and of course, vacations.  All those expenses add up. But let’s turn all that around.  Let’s make September a month to get our budgets back under control!

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