Eight years ago, before the recession hit, Erin Chase’s family was starting to feel a pinch in their personal budget. (Sound familiar? I launched Suddenly Frugal in 2007 for the same reason!) “I knew if we were,” says Erin, founder of a blog that focuses on five dollar dinners, “then others were, too.” When she […]
In 2016 the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Because of this, you can expect lots of celebrations at the more than 365 National Parks locations throughout the United States. Many may even offer free admission. National Parks Holidays Most noteworthy is this fact: there are a handful of times each year when the […]
Did you know that every time Apple announces a new version of an iPhone, you’ve already missed the chance to sell your Smartphone for big bucks? In fact, it is the weeks and months leading up to the hint of a new iPhone that makes it a great time to sell your cell phone. What […]
Having written nearly a dozen books on weddings, gifts and etiquette, there is something I learned about popping the question: there are typically two times of the year when couples tend to get engaged. One is right around the December holidays; the other is at Valentine’s Day. What couples tend not to think about during […]
August 2 starts Simplify Your Life week, seven days during which you are encouraged to find ways to simplify your life. It’s a great time to simplify your routine, cut down on clutter and clear your house of unnecessary messes. It’s perfect timing if you’ve got kids going back to school–or even if you don’t. […]
As I was getting ready to go out recently–fixing my hair and putting on makeup–it dawned on me that much of my beauty routine truly reflects my frugal lifestyle. I mean I’m not brushing my teeth with raw baking soda to save money, or making my own soap from leftover fat. But since starting the […]
Recently we were reminded of the phrase you get what you pay for and why price doesn’t always matter.
Today I provide tips on how you can go green this summer 2014, including products that can help you do that. These products include Life is Good coffee, Santa Cruz Organic, and R.W. Knudsen Just Juice.
Do you live in one of America’s most frugal cities? Find out who is in the Top 25, based on a survey from Coupons.com, one of my favorite places online to go to get coupons before I go grocery shopping.
How would you describe taking frugal living too far? A new CouponCabin.com survey says dumpster diving and extreme couponing fit the bill, along with other extreme frugal living behaviors.
Discover 5 ways you can turn kitchen scraps into gardening gold.