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.
Twice a year, at the beginning of the fall semester and again at the beginning of the spring semester, college students make a rush for the college bookstore to stock up on school supplies. In the process they are likely spending as much as $1,300 on books and supplies, so says the College Board. It’s […]
When our family became Suddenly Frugal in 2007, we quickly learned how thrift store shopping could be a great way to buy clothing and other household goods that we needed without blowing our budget. We also learned that when it came to putting cash back in our budget, certain thrift store donating could do just […]
Today’s 365 frugality tips, as part of my Year of Renewed Frugality (or YRF), focuses on why it’s so important to cash in on rebates that you get when you buy certain products. A recent survey showed that, on average, Americans let $40 in rebates go to waste each year. If you’re trying to live frugally and want that extra cash in your pocket, make cashing in on your rebates a priority.
Day 4: Year of Renewed Frugality Earlier this week, I came home from Staples with four new binders for my daughters to use in high school. No, they don’t have some crazy requirements that ask them to buy new school supplies in the middle of the year. Rather, Staples was offering 100 percent rewards back […]