Articles by Amanda


I’m going to outline for you the pathetic money system I used to have in place for my small business (I mean, it’s great that I had one…but wait and see what I mean). I had an excel sheet, and about 7 columns of the different revenue streams for my blog, Frugal Confessions. Each month, [...]

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If you watch commercials or are ever bombarded by internet ads, then you would think everyone and their mother are emptying their jewelry coffers and melting their gold down at gold parties being held across the United States. Or perhaps you think you are the last person remaining who has not purchased a stash of [...]

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for…extra cash (which you can then use to buy yourself some ice-cream if you’d like)! How to pull in extra cash is on many people’s minds. That’s because bringing in more money is a quick way to help whatever money goals you have, whether that’s saving for a [...]

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Walmart is back again with a new savings program that will hopefully lower the prices for thousands of families. Well, sort of. It’s not that they are lowering their prices through the Saving’s Catcher Program, but rather they are willing to pay you the difference between their price and a lower competitor’s price in the [...]

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Last fall I received a text from my husband telling me that he was being let go and would be home soon. To be quite honest, he went through a lot of turmoil in the five years he was with his previous company, surviving a buyout by a larger corporation, several bosses, and less-than-ideal working [...]

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We featured How to Find Class Action Settlements That Owe You Money last week to help you find current settlements you might be eligible for. I’ve had some luck with class action lawsuits in the past. As each post-card sized, class action plea comes in the mail, I fill it out and send it in. [...]

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To be quite honest, I never used to know what our homeowner’s insurance actually covered. We were in the midst of buying our first home in 2009, and I only knew that I had to have it. Because of the time crunch (once we had found the home we wanted), we did not even take [...]

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The funny thing about memories is that you don’t need to spend lots of money or go to lots of far places to make them. In fact, some of the best memories can be made right in your own backyard! The most important thing is to be fully engaged in any activity that you pursue, [...]

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Amy Dacyczyn allowed her creative juices to flow when it came to frugal living. She began a newsletter, called The Tightwad Gazette, in 1990 and ran it until late December 1996. Her name became synonymous with frugality, cheap living, and being a tightwad, and her books have lived on (and probably will continue to do [...]

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In life, there are few do-overs. Most of the time when you mess something up, it is what it is and you have to move on. But sometimes – and these times are wonderful – there is a way to sort of erase the bad that happened because of a mistake you knowingly or unknowingly [...]

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