Frugal Tips

2 Natural and Frugal Produce Cleaner Recipes

April 27, 2015

We’ve all seen them.  The natural vegetable cleaner mixtures at the store.  They sell for about 3 to 5 dollars.  I will confess, I am guilty of picking one up at Trader Joes.  Not anymore.   Here are 2 simple, frugal and natural ways to clean that produce. One method involves soaking while the other uses […]

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My thought on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Experience

April 13, 2015

This morning, the first thing to catch my eye on the internet was Gwyneth Paltrow using food stamps.  Did you see it?  She was given $29 which is the amount a Snap or food stamp participant get for a week’s of groceries per person.  She purchased the items pictured above. Apparently, she’s been getting quite […]

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6 Reasons White Vinegar should be in your Laundry Room

April 10, 2015

White Vinegar has become my go to disinfectant, but it is so much more powerful.  In addition, it’s frugal and chemical free which are two things that are very important to me. Here are 6 reasons why you want to have a bottle of vinegar in your laundry room. Brighten Colors – Repeatedly washing clothes […]

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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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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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