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Announcing Suddenly Frugal The Audiobook

January 15, 2014
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Announcing Suddenly Frugal The Audiobook

I'm super stoked to announce that my book Suddenly Frugal is now available as an audiobook through Audible.com and Amazon.com. The book is completely updated from the print edition that came out in 2010 and it addresses many of the money-saving concerns of cheapskates, tightwads, and frugalistas.

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Frugal Life Hacks from Hack My Life TV

March 2, 2015
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Frugal Life Hacks from Hack My Life TV

I recently realized that life hacks fit beautifully with a frugal lifestyle. So I've shared some oldies but goodies from past blog posts plus some new ones I recently learned from the TruTv show "Hack My Life."

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Tooth Fairy Says Leave This Much For Lost Teeth

February 23, 2015
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Tooth Fairy Says Leave This Much For Lost Teeth

How much does the tooth fairy say you should leave under a pillow for a lost tooth? According to a recent survey, it’s a whopping $4! Guess I got off lucky when my girls were little and we, er, the tooth fairy just left a shiny gold Sacagawea one dollar coin under their pillow for them. I mean I knew that college tuition goes up faster than the rate of inflation, but who knew that money from the tooth fairy did as well? This information is courtesy of Delta Dental, which created the Original Tooth Fairy Poll in 1998....

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Getting Engaged? Don’t Forget Engagement Ring Insurance

February 10, 2015
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Getting Engaged? Don’t Forget Engagement Ring Insurance

If you get engaged on Valentine's Day, don't forget to look into engagement ring insurance. It's an easy way to protect this valuable symbol of your love.

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{Promo Alert} Save $90 on P&G at CVS This Weekend

February 6, 2015
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{Promo Alert} Save $90 on P&G at CVS This Weekend

Get to CVS this weekend to save up to $90 on P&G products, including Tide, Olay and Pampers diapers.

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Freebie Friday (Feb. 6-12, 2015)

February 6, 2015
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Freebie Friday (Feb. 6-12, 2015)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup include free coffee, free fro-yo and more!

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Free Coffee at Chick-fil-A in February

February 2, 2015
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Free Coffee at Chick-fil-A in February

Find out how you can get a cup of free coffee at Chick-fil-A during February 2015. It's super simple and totally free. Really.

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Freebie Friday: Free Candy

January 30, 2015
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Freebie Friday: Free Candy

Thanks to SavingStar this week's Freebie Friday offer is for free candy. Find out how you can get free Rolo candy today through Sunday.

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Refinancing: How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

January 21, 2015
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Refinancing: How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

Now is a great time to consider refinancing your mortgage to save thousands. Companies like LendingTree.com and Bankrate.com can help.

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Great Wolf Lodge Groupon Live Jan. 2015

January 13, 2015
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Great Wolf Lodge Groupon Live Jan. 2015

Every year there seems to be a Great Wolf Lodge Groupon available in January. This month is no different. Find out how you can save hundreds at 11 Great Wolf Lodge locations nationwide.

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Resolve in 2015 to Get Cash Back

December 31, 2014
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Resolve in 2015 to Get Cash Back

Make getting cash back when you shop one of your resolutions for 2015, including signing up for Ebates.com if you haven't already.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 1

December 31, 2014
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 1

The 2014 top 5 blog posts comes to an end today, with the number 1 most popular blog post. It focused on where you could go for free and cheap movies this summer.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 2

December 30, 2014
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 2

The number 2 of the top blog posts for 2014 focused on the Peapod grocery delivery service. In this review I provide the pros and cons, according to me, of Peapod.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 3

December 29, 2014
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 3

Yet another top blog post from 2014 which did not originally appear in 2014. In fact, this blog post is from 2010 and compares the benefits of room air conditioners versus central air. I guess 2014 must have involved a lot of hot weather that a season-specific blog post drew tens of thousands of eyeballs to it. It’s especially hard to think about air conditioning now that winter is on full blast here in the Northeast where I live. Here now the number 3 of the top blog posts from 2014. *** Central Air vs. Window A/C: Which Saves...

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 4

December 28, 2014
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 4

This number 4 of the top blog posts for 2014 compares companies with lifetimes guarantees. They are Jansport, Lands End and L.L. Bean.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 5

December 27, 2014
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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014: Number 5

I kick off a recap of the 2014 most popular blog posts with this 2013 post on free and cheap flu shots.

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Freebie Friday (Dec. 12-18, 2014)

December 12, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Dec. 12-18, 2014)

This week's Freebie Friday includes free gift cards, free food and more. Some possible stocking stuffers, too.

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How a Small Water Leak Can Cost Big Bucks

December 8, 2014
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How a Small Water Leak Can Cost Big Bucks

Don't think a small water leak matters? Learn how much money we wasted by not fixing one.

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Toss Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Now!

December 3, 2014
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Toss Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Now!

Thanksgiving was almost a week ago. Find out which Thanksgiving leftovers should be tossed in the trash today.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

November 27, 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014. What are you thankful for?

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Don’t Forget the Batteries: Freebie Offers and More

November 26, 2014
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Don’t Forget the Batteries: Freebie Offers and More

Batteries are often an important part of holiday gifts. Here's how to save on them at such stores as BJ's Wholesale Club, CVS and Radioshack.

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Saving on Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24, 2014
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Saving on Thanksgiving Dinner

I share some ways that I'm saving on my Thanksgiving dinner--and you can, too. This includes how I got a free turkey and used coupons to save even more.

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Use Cash Back Benefits for Holiday Shopping

November 24, 2014
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Use Cash Back Benefits for Holiday Shopping

Here are some reasons why using cash back for holiday shopping can save you big bucks. In fact, I got all of my holiday gift cards for free, thanks to cash back benefits.

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Freebie Friday (November 21-27, 2014)

November 21, 2014
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Freebie Friday (November 21-27, 2014)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup includes free candles, free gift cards and more from well-known companies including Glade, Chili's, Sam's Club and Costco.

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