Frugal Ideas

How NOT Cleaning the Closet saved me Hundreds

March 31, 2015

Organization and Spring Cleaning are  great things, but I can tell you I was very glad I hadn’t gotten around to totally cleaning out my closet – especially my husband’s side.  It saved me hundreds of dollars.  Here’s how. Early in the school year my 16 year old son came to me and said that […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe | Black Bean Lasagna

March 30, 2015

Although my husband doesn’t love meatless meals, he is on board for going Meatless one night a week to help out the family budget.  Not only are food prices, especially meat,  increasing, but so are the ages and sizes of our five children.  It seems that my 16 year old has an empty leg he […]

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Semi-Homemade Tilapia Corn Chowder | Uses Dole Garden Soup

March 25, 2015

We aren’t big soup eaters, but several week’s ago I couldn’t resist picking up a package of Dole Garden Soup when it was better than Free.  I figured I could use it as a base of meal.  My original thought was to combine it with chicken.  However, I got a bit more adventurous with it. […]

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Meatless Monday Meal | Mexican Cabbage Tortillas

March 23, 2015

I am so excited!  I finally found a meatless meal that my husband actually enjoyed.  This is important because I have been incorporating a meatless meal each week to help with the food budget.  Most times when I ask him how the meatless meal was, he says it was ok, but it would have been […]

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Get N Go | Working to Stop Identity Theft

March 17, 2015

Several weeks ago I wrote about the most dangerous places to use your debit card.  One f the top places was at the gas pump. That is because it is very easy for criminals to put skimming devices on the front of the gas pumps which collect all your information and then come collect the […]

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15 Minute Frugal Chili | Meal from My Stockpile

March 17, 2015

A great budget saver is to have some quick cooking recipes in your pocket.  Being able to make a meal in 15 minutes will keep you from ordering take out many times.  After all, you don’t get take out most times in 15 minutes.  For me, just driving somewhere takes 15 minutes. This stockpile meal […]

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Coupon Users – Are you Cheap or Frugal?

March 16, 2015

  Recently I had some alone time with my 11 year old daughter and she asked me to come up with one word to describe each person in the family.  After I had told her my words, she said, ok now I’m going to tell you my word for you. Can you guess what her […]

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Green Cabbage Deals + Health Benefits, Tips & Recipes

March 12, 2015

It’s March and that means Cabbage is on Sale.  In the past, this is a vegetable I have passed over, but last year when  my husband told me he really enjoys cabbage I picked it up and gave it a try.  Turns out I really enjoy it too.  So I was very happy this year […]

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Save Money–Don’t Toss Your Junk Mail

March 9, 2015

People often complain about getting junk mail in their mailbox.  Not me though.  I love junk mail because it often offers the potential for Freebies. Just in the pile pictured above I received $15 worth of freebies.  Now the free money isn’t always right on the front cover.  Many times you have to flip through […]

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My Money Saving Laundry Tip

March 5, 2015

One of the ways I have saved money at home is by using microfiber clothes in place of paper towels for many chores.   This hasn’t been easy because my kids and husband have become dependent on paper towels.  I was finding  that if I had a roll of paper towel on the holder in the […]

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