Frugal Friday: Budget Check-Up

Frugal Friday budget checkup

It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  As we head into March, it's as good a time as any to take a look at how your budget is working for you.  A budget isn't a once-and-done kind of thing.  It's something you need to revisit an … [Read more...]

How to Cut your Heating Costs

Cut heating costs

As the "Polar Vortex" makes its return, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a few of these money-saving tips to help you keep a few more dollars in your bank account rather than spending them to heat your home!  Last year we had record-setting low temperatures as part of a record-setting … [Read more...]

Tuesday Tip: Try to Fix It!

vacuum part screen grab

This is an older Tuesday Tip from March of 2013, but it still holds true...in fact my husband just performed another fix on the same vacuum last night, replacing the plug when it started to come loose.  Total cost of last night's repair: $1.96 + a little time!  The ol' girl has lasted an extra two … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Poor Man’s Lasagna Recipe

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe In our family, we have two different lasagna recipes.  Grandma's lasagna (my mom's) is a delicious traditional one, but with all the meat, cheese, and other ingredients, the cost can add up.  Nana's (my mother-in-law's) recipe is equally delicious and gets just as many … [Read more...]

Frugal Friday: Frugal Beauty

Frugal Friday Frugal Beauty

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle! Sometimes we frugal gals are willing to make sacrifices on non-essential items to help make ends meet in the budget.  But I'll let you in on a little secret...using coupons and … [Read more...]