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 […]
[Updated: Since first writing this post, both Stitch Fix and Trunk Club have made some important changes. Stitch Fix now styles men and allows you to make exchanges for clothing that doesn’t fit. Trunk Club has reduced the number of free items in your trunk–from 15 to 10. Also, you must return items in 5 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The other day I treated myself to a pedicure. As was the case with every other time I’ve gotten a pedicure, I got questions about my pinky toes. That is, why were the nails on both the right and left feet destroyed? It was from years of not being able to find proper wide width […]