14 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Bill

Posted by Kristen on May 21, 2012

Most people believe that passing on restaurant dining and fast food can save a good amount of money. And in many cases, that is right. But what people don’t realize is that this is only true if you know how to shop at a grocery store and are scoring the right deals. If you’re wandering […]

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Free Apps for Business People

Posted by Amanda on May 9, 2012

Almost eight months ago now I traded in my slider phone for a Smartphone. My world changed drastically—both professionally and personally. Suddenly I could be “on call” through email, and a mini-obsession of checking my phone began (brought on by the little green light that beeps every time the world is trying to get a […]

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Frugal Foodie: 6 Alternatives to Dining Out

Posted by Kristen on May 2, 2012

As soon as people start making a budget or trying to save more money, the first item to usually take a dive is going out to dinner. And I don’t blame them. With appetizers, desserts, drinks, and the tip, one night out can quickly add up to being a whole week’s budget for food. But […]

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One week from today my husband and I will be hosting my father and four of my aunts and uncles for an impromptu reunion at our home. This is truly a historic event, as my father’s side of the family lives all over the country (Michigan, PA, Arizona, and New Jersey) and rarely gets together […]

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Frugal Ways to Add Landscaping to Your Yard

Posted by Amanda on March 7, 2012

I have so many wonderful ideas for our backyard. My ultimate vision of paradise is to make our backyard completely edible. How wonderful would it be to lie in our hammock (conveniently shaded by vines of wine grapes), munching on handpicked strawberries and blackberries? Or saunter over to our lemon and lime trees and pick […]

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The Ins and Outs of Social Buying Websites

Posted by Amanda on February 9, 2012

Social buying sites are no longer a new experiment for frugal people. These sites are established, have commercials, and have managed to raise considerable funds in the few years they have been around. Groupon’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) raked in an impressive $700 million which made it the largest IPO since Google in 2004. LivingSocial, […]

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Black Friday 2011 Free Stuff

Posted by Madison on November 18, 2011

Back by popular demand is the annual Black Friday 2011 free stuff list! It’s one of the most exciting Free Money Fridays! And of course, compiling the list for free stuff on Black Friday is also one of my favorite holiday traditions! My sister-in-law is already planning our shopping route for Midnight (whatever happened to […]

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We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled holiday gift guide series to bring you a reminder of all things frugal: the Festival of Frugality! And there’s no better time to focus on frugality than just before your spending kicks into high gear with the holiday season upon us. (Don’t worry, we’ll be back tomorrow to continue the […]

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New Walmart Price Match: What They Will and Won’t Match

Posted by Amanda on October 11, 2011

Is couponing apart of your dollar plan? It’s an integral part of ours. Walmart has a new price match policy that is bound to turn some heads, especially here in Houston where Kroger has recently stopped doubling and tripling coupons and many stores are no longer accepting coupons printed from home. In a nutshell, you […]

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I just finished reading Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family. It was an impromptu read that I found while browsing the electronic book list for our library. I didn’t expect much from the book, but I actually enjoyed it. I hate grocery shopping, and I’m always looking for ways to spend […]

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