Frugal Tips

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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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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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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7 Most Over Priced Items at the Grocery Store | Plus how to beat the costs

February 23, 2015

I recently came across a list that shared the 7 most over priced items at the Grocery Store.  Some of these items actually do make my shopping list which I consider to be very frugal. For most of these I realize there are great simple ways you can save on these overpriced items.  There is […]

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Clean the Pantry Results | Take Two

February 19, 2015

Several weeks ago I mentioned I was challenging myself to clean a cupboard or pantry a week.  By knowing what I have I will save money.  Not only will I not buy items I don’t need, but it will also help me make sure I use items before they go bad. Well, I’ve not quite […]

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Save Hundreds on Travel with this Tip

February 17, 2015

Can you say I’m kicking myself right now.  I just realized I spent hundreds of dollars over the last couple of years for what I thought was being practical and safe, and just realized I didn’t need it. I’m talking about Travel Insurance.  I purchased it for our trip last year to Disney World.  After […]

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Money Saving Tip | 4 Places to Never Swipe Your Debit Card

February 10, 2015

Debit Cards are a big convenience.  After all, you don’t have to carry cash with you, and you don’t risk building up a huge credit card bill.  However, there are big dangers that could cost you a lot.  Here are 4 places that it could be very costly for you to swipe your debit card […]

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Save Money | Don’t Make the Same Party Mistake I Did

February 6, 2015

Usually I show you how I save money on shopping trips.  With this post, I’m hoping you’ll save by learning from my money costing mistake. It’s my little one’s birthday today.  In our family that means balloons. As you can see in the picture above, she got 4 balloons today.  One of them cost much […]

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How 2 Little Items Inspired Me to Clean | Plus a New Challenge

February 2, 2015

A bag of popcorn and wheat flour have literally turned our house upside down the past week or so.`  Are you wondering how? These two little items have inspired me to really clean out my cupboards and pantry. About a week ago I got the inkling to make some new recipes with Popcorn and Wheat […]

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Save Big Money | Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze

January 26, 2015

Did you know that a frozen pipe that bursts can cause more than $5000 in water damage?  With winter in full swing and the upcoming Blizzard Juno moving across the Mid-Atlantic here are some simple steps that could save you a lot of money. Open Your Kitchen Cabinets by the Sink- this will allow the […]

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