So there’s a chance that I may we writing a book on couponing. It’s definitely a topic that fits nicely with the Suddenly Frugal approach and one I’ve blogged about from time to time, from my reviews of the Grocery Game to my descriptions of how I’ve made coupon stacking work for me. If you […]
You may recall back in April, when I started playing around with the look of this blog’s home page. At the same time I surveyed you, the readers, about what you thought. Overall, you like the newer look–which included excerpts of posts to minimize scrolling rather than whole posts stacked one on top of the […]
For Mother’s Day my husband and kids got me a strawberry planter so that I could have a container garden for growing strawberries at home. As you can see from the picture here, I’ve got two red strawberries growing. I’d better get out to my front step (where I’ve placed the container, because it’s the […]
Here’s another video from Leah’s TV vault–a segment from last fall that I did for “Mary Talks Money” on how to eat out on a budget, if not for free. Bon Appetit!
I’ve been going through my video clips as I get ready to update my television reel–that is, highlights of my past TV experiences. I’m not sure I ever shared with the Suddenly Frugal audience this segment I did on “Mary Talks Money” on tipping protocols. My segment begins at about 4:20 into the broadcast. Enjoy!
When it comes to shopping, does membership always have its rewards? Are store memberships always worth the money it costs to join them, if there is a fee at all? Depends on where you have membership. For example, for those that believe in buying in bulk, a membership to Costco, Sam’s Club, or BJs is […]
I’ll admit that I subscribe to both Groupon and Living Social. I mean, I’m all for getting a deal when I need a deal, but four years of living frugally have taught me this: not every deal is a deal is a deal. The Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs agrees, arguing that most people who click […]
Welcome to the Suddenly Frugal blog. I hope you’ll watch this introductory video, which includes my definition of living frugally. If you like what you hear, I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog and maybe consider buying a copy of one or both of my books: Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for […]
OK, frugal travelers, answer me this: what kind of frugal tips would you like for taking a trip to New York City? Here’s why I’m asking. I’m going to be shooting some original video for my updated television reel in the next few weeks, and I’ll be spending three days shooting “organic” video in New […]
Today (May 10th) only, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can get a free ice cream cone at Haagen-Dazs locations nationwide. Check out the Haagen-Dazs Facebook page for details. With the weather finally lovely and spring-like, you couldn’t ask for a better freebie. So does this make today Freebie Tuesday?
This past weekend I took my older daughter shopping at the mall. Considering she is not an avid shopper, it was a big deal that she asked me to take her shopping. Her goal was to get a new bathing suit (check!) and a new pair of casual sandals that she could wear to school […]