The first of the month is when I always give my dogs their monthly medicine. This includes heartworm preventative medicine and flea and tick medicine. I make it the first of the month so it’s easy to remember: “Oh, yes, it’s the first of the month, time for doggie medicine.” I usually buy both in […]
What would you say if I told you that the best sunscreen is actually the store brand? See how sun block from Target and Walmart stand up to brands (though I ended up buying my sunscreen from CVS last week).
Before you head out to start your back to school shopping–or any gift or other shopping for that matter–I believe it’s important to keep in mind the notion of buying products with a lifetime warranty or lifetime guarantee or some sort of policy where the company stands behind its products. Why? Because my frugal beliefs […]
When I think about bridal registry program, I think about weddings. I mean, who wouldn’t? And when I think about weddings, I think about the popular times of the year for couples to get married. I got married in November. It’s probably no surprise that November is not a popular wedding month. You know what are […]
Do your summer plans include attending free and cheap festivals–whether they be food festivals, music festivals or some other kind of festival celebration? If you’re into funky and off-beat festivals, I can help. Motel 6 has put together a list of free and cheap festivals that fall under the heading of off-beat and fun and […]
In May of each year we have Mother’s Day–and the quandary of what gifts moms really want on Mother’s Day. Then the next month, in June, there’s Father’s Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of the month. Turns out that dads are a lot like moms when it comes to giving gifts for that special […]
With summer upon us, now is a great time to revisit a popular topic here on Suddenly Frugal–saving money, whether you have central air or you rely on window air conditioning. This reader’s question inspired me to cover this topic. Q&A Q: How energy efficient is central air vs. window units? I bought a house […]
This is no April fools joke. There are six upcoming state sales tax holidays that have nothing to do with back-to-school shopping–which I’ve written about in the past–and everything to do with saving money when buying items for your home.
What do moms really want for Mother’s Day? I can tell you what I want as a Mother’s Day gift–the same thing I want on any holiday, and that is this–the opportunity not to have to cook dinner or any meal that day. My husband could bring me breakfast in bed or he and my […]
If your neighborhood is like mine, then “For Sale” signs are popping up faster than dandelions on front lawns. That’s because spring is real estate season. Even so just because you’re getting ready to move doesn’t mean you have to buy a home. Sometimes it makes more sense to rent versus own a home. There […]
Like most holidays the day after Easter is when you can expect to start getting some great deals on the things you may have wanted to buy for Easter but knew the price would eventually go down. Given that most stores were closed on Easter, today is your day to carve out time to get […]