Recently, my husband and I applied for a home equity line of credit (HELOC). We’d been watching our FICO® Score via one of our credit card statements. We knew that being in the 700s and 800s meant we should have no problem getting the HELOC. We were wrong. Do You Know Your FICO® Score? Though […]
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 […]
Readers are probably interested in how they can save money on school uniforms. But did you ever stop to think about school uniforms can save you money? According to a 2013 survey from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), 77 percent of respondents estimated the average cost of school uniforms per child, per […]
What family with children doesn’t need to save money on back to school? Even families without children can take the back-to-school time to get great deals on things they need–for their home office, for future holiday gifts and more. Free Money-Saving Challenge With that in mind I’m launching the FREE Suddenly Frugal Challenge: 15 Days […]
Not surprisingly the demand for electricity rises as the weather gets hot and air conditioners start humming. There’s no reason your budget has to suffer just so you can be comfortable. I’ve come up with these 8 ways that you keep cool and save money this summer. Sign Up for Service That Helps You Change […]
Special Peapod offer just for Suddenly Frugal readers! Get $20 Off Your First Order of $90+ at Peapod.com with code SFRUGAL20. I first tried out Peapod a couple of years ago. Peapod is a grocery delivery service that’s great for busy moms. I like it because I can get the grocery shopping done when it […]
Here are 5 easy ways to save on back to school, including shopping tips for Target, Walmart and Staples. Plus I discover a Smartphone app that can help you save even more.
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).