6 Ways to Have a Fun Summer On a Budget

Posted by Kristen on August 6, 2012

Summer is my favorite season. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and there’s always something fun to do. The problem I used to encounter is that with summer, I want to meet up with friends, travel, and do something new everyday. And then by the time fall comes around, I’m out of money. […]

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7 Ways to Enjoy Wine and Craft Beer on a Budget

Posted by Kristen on June 21, 2012

Enjoying craft beer and wine doesn’t have to mean spending too much money. Wine and beer may be one of the first things people cut out when they’re trying to be more financially conscious and trim the budget, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to learn about and drink wine and beer […]

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3 Social Buying Experiences Gone Wrong

Posted by Amanda on June 7, 2012

I have been actively using social buying websites for two years now. Typically I have great experiences, such as our half-price weekend trip to Moody Gardens Hotel and tickets in Galveston, half-price tickets to Houston Museum of Natural Science exhibits and butterfly atrium, and the Cake Pop class I recently took with a friend. But […]

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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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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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