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Frugal Friday: Making Choices

Frugal Friday making choices

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  This week, we'll take a look at making some choices that can help you stick to your budget and achieve your savings goals. If you have little kids, or if you've spent much time around ... Read More →





Coupon Preview 9/14/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tips for Saving Money in the Produce and Meat Departments!

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Coupons for fresh meat and produce can be scarce.  Here you will find a list of things you can do to help you save money in these departments: Check Curbside Express for deals at Giant Eagle How?  Click the link above.  When that page loads, click on "Specials", then select "Produce"Now you have a ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Creating a Budget

Frugal Friday written budget

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  Last week we discussed tracking your spending.  This week, we'll start taking a closer look at how to get serious about creating (and sticking to!) a written budget. If you saw last ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 9/7/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Use our Coupon Database!

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Have you tried our fantastic Coupon Database?  We do our best to find the best tools to help make couponing as easy as possible for you, and we're excited to share a few features of this handy coupon database with you!  So how could the Coupon Database be helpful to you? When you're wondering ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Track your Spending and Find your Money Drains

Frugal Friday track spending

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  If you're just starting to think about living a frugal lifestyle, or of you're deciding to re-commit to being frugal, we hope you'll find this series helpful.  Last time we discussed ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 8/31/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Beating the morning rush

Backpacks and Jackets by Backdoor

Several months ago on Facebook, our readers shared their best tips (and a few of us commiserated on having kiddos who need a little extra...ummm...motivation in the morning.  Strength in numbers, friends! :) ) As with most things, the keys are preparation and organization.  A little extra time ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: What “Frugal” means

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  Welcome to Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  Before we dive in, let's make sure we're all on the same page about what the word frugal means. Sometimes frugal gets lumped in with words like tightwad and cheapskate, but ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 8/24/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


The two words that save my sanity as a mom of four kids

Try Again

If you're just here for the deals, feel free to just skip right over this one...it won't hurt my feelings at all!  But if you're in the thick of this whole kid-raising thing like I am, here's a little trick from the trenches and a word of encouragement today :) "MOOOOOMMMMM!  You NEEEEEDD to come ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Just do it!

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Two separate times in the past week, I've tackled tasks that have been on the "procrastination" part of my to-do list.  The kinds of things that aren't urgent for daily life, but still need done.  We've had a couple non-stop weeks in our family lately that included travel, the start of the sports ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Save with Second-Hand

Frugal Friday second hand

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  We always want the best for our kids, but sometimes brand-new everything can be pretty expensive, especially for items they outgrow quickly.  The good news is that high-quality, gently used ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 8/17/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →