Now that most kids in the U.S. are getting out of school for the summer, many families are looking for fun activities to keep the kids busy. It's a great bonus when those activities also help to keep their minds engaged, get them outdoors, and cost very little. Our family has been enjoying an ... Read More about Frugal Family Fun: Letterboxing
I had a great trip to my favorite thrift store last weekend! Have you ever found so much great stuff at a thrift store that you want to tell everyone? You know what it's like... When someone says, "I like your shirt," and you reply with, "Thanks, I only paid $2 for it!" If you want to have ... Read More about 8 Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping
I love the YNAB (You Need A Budget) software for budgeting and I'm sure I'll talk more about the nuts and bolts of that in the future, but today I'd like to write a bit more philosophically. The folks at YNAB suggest following their four rules to make budgeting work smoothly and rule #3 is "Roll ... Read More about An Unexpected Reunion & Shifting Budget Priorities
It's that time of year when many of us are working on our yards and buying flowers and plants. I love how warm and beautiful flowers can make a yard feel. I also love having a backyard vegetable garden where I can just pluck a few items for dinner each night. And trees... who doesn't love ... Read More about 5 Tips for Saving Money on Outdoor Plants
One small way that I saved money this week was by avoiding the online processing fees for my kids' school lunch accounts. They had spent all of their lunch money for the year and we needed to add more. Our school system offers a convenient online payment system that is free for school fees but ... Read More about How I Saved Money This Week and Earned $122/hour!