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Can you be healthy and frugal at the some time? You can, if you do it right. How? By making smart decisions. You need to decide where you want to put your money. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to afford all the cool gadgets and super foods that are advertised, so you’ll have to make good choices. There’s no reason to feel deprived, … Continue reading Save Money While Living Healthier
Despite the rocky financial start I had this year, I really did get some great deals and a couple of freebies. A guest at the inn, where I work as a Front Desk Agent, bought me dinner – I love Chinese, but rarely eat it, so it was a nice treat. And I had enough money to buy many items I needed all at once … Continue reading Finding Deals
I love yard sales, thrift shops, clearance sales, flea markets. I always find gems when I visit, and save so much over the price of new-bought items. I am a frugalista, how about you? When buying from thrift shops and flea markets, you are reusing other people’s stuff. This means that it is not going into a landfill, and someone local is earning money. Both … Continue reading Is it Okay to Pick up Gifts at Yard Sales, Thrift Stores, Etc.?
By Sheila Buck Gift giving is a major part of birthdays and holidays. On these occasions, children like to give gifts to their friends and families. Purchasing presents can become expensive, and not all families have a lot of money to spend. The following is a list of gifts that children can make that are easy and affordable. Cards are simple to make and the … Continue reading Feature Article: Affordable Gifts Children can Make
By Sheila Buck When the fall season hits and the weather cools down, there are many activities your children may like to participate in. School has started and there isn’t as much time for extra activities as there was in the summer months. Children need to be able to entertain themselves, and possibly their friends, during the after school hours. After school activities are offered … Continue reading Feature Article: 5 Affordable Fall Activities for Children
By Sheila Buck Parents sometimes find it hard to keep their children occupied during the summer months. Many summer camps and other programs cost money that families may not have. The following are some ideas for summer activities that are affordable, and the children will have fun doing them. Summer camp is an activity that most kids want to participate in. These types of camps … Continue reading Feature Article: 5 Affordable Summer Activities for Children
When winter is over and spring arrives, there are new activities for your child to enjoy. When the snow has melted and the ground dries up your son or daughter may want to start spending more time outside. Here are a few ideas to keep your children busy during the spring season. Sports at school have changed again so, if your child is athletic, he … Continue reading Feature Article: 5 Affordable Spring Activities for Children
Today I visited a blog called The MotherLoad. There is a lot to learn on this site. It’s features include: Articles Blog Resources Product Reviews A Forum The Aldi Queen Hope you enjoy the site and its frugal resources. Shannon Continue reading MotherLoad: Well Researched Frugality
Today I am looking at a website called Creative Frugality. Toted as the Inspiration Station, this site has a lot to offer the frugal among us. Articles Resources Audio Presentations Recommended Reading Counting the Cost Newsletter Enjoy the site! Shannon Continue reading Creative Frugality
You will notice that I am adding content to this blog today, and that it is not really “new” content. What I am doing is getting rid of the website that goes with this blog, but I do not want to lose in information, as it will still help others. Instead, I will be posting the information here. Why am I shutting down the website? … Continue reading Updating this Blog, Sort Of
Okay, so my nephew recently came to stay with me. He will be here for about six months. He is 10. His mother will pay for his food and any other needs that he has while he is here. I should only see a small increase in the water/sewer bill. My daughter just got back from a week with friends. She had a lot of … Continue reading Life Changes Suddenly