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10 Tips For Saving Money On Grocery Shopping

June 12th, 2013 posted by Megan Brown

It seems that everywhere you turn these days prices are on the rise, not only at the gas pump but also at the grocery store.   Whatever the cause, we […]

Frugal Fashion for Teens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Suzanne Donahue

by Suzanne Donahue One of the most popular questions I receive in my mail is “How can I have clothes that are in style without going broke?” Being the frugal […]

My Junk, Your Treasure

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Yard sales, or in some parts of the country ‘tag’ or ‘garage’ sales, can be a lot of fun whether you’re the buyer or the seller. But, a successful sale […]

10 Steps to Conquering Back-to-School Spending

February 12th, 2013 posted by Faye Prosser

by Faye Prosser As the summer sun warms the thick August air, the real heat for parents of school age children is coming from back to school spending. With the […]

New Mom, New Baby, New Debt?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy. Preparing […]

10 Ways to Save on School Gear

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

by Nancy Twigg How many more days until school starts? If you are a parent, most likely you can answer that question without even looking at a calendar. Summer has […]

Organize a Clothing Swap

February 12th, 2013 posted by Marcia Passos Duffy

I bumped into a friend at the supermarket the other day. She eyed my sweater a bit too enviously. “Love that color,” she said. “Do you want to get rid […]

Back to School Gear For Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

It’s about time for the kids to go back to school! Now comes the tricky part — getting them ready to go back to school without paying a king’s ransom. […]

Save Money On Clothing

February 12th, 2013 posted by

The amount that you spend on clothing. Do you know how much that is? One hundred, two hundred, maybe even three hundred a month? Is it really necessary to spend […]

Back to School Wardrobes for Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

Does your child’s wardrobe needs seem to break the bank? Getting kids ready to go back to school in style does not have to cost an arm and a leg. […]

Save Yourself 10% on Gas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Recent gas price increases have many people complaining. There are many reasons given for rising prices. And depending on your political and economic bent, you may choose to blame OPEC, […]

Dress Your Child For Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Beck

Summer is winding down and school will be starting in a couple of weeks. Our children have outgrown most of their fall and winter clothes and sometimes they can look […]

Shopping At Aldi

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam

by Tawra Kellam I spend $250-$300 a month on groceries for my family of five. One of the best things I do to keep my budget is to do most […]

Odyssey Into Frugality

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

Parenthood brings about many changes — but frugality was not one that I expected. My husband and I had a pleasant lifestyle. Adding a child made it even more pleasant. […]

The Art of Asking

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeffrey Strain

One of the most potent saving tools you possess as a consumer is the ability to ask. This ability can easily save you thousands of dollars a year, yet the […]

Cut Your Future Holiday Bills in Half

February 12th, 2013 posted by

Most of us have a certain number of holidays that we celebrate each and every year. That means quite a number of extra “gifts” will need to be purchased for […]

The Fine Art of Grocery Shopping

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Clark

by Amy Clark Grocery shopping is one of the first places you can learn how to be frugal. I am amazed when I go to the grocery store how many […]

Make the Most of After-Christmas Sales

February 12th, 2013 posted by Frugal Family Network

Wouldn’t it be great if the good things of Christmas could last all year long? Well, we may not be able to enjoy a cheery fire and eggnog in July, […]

To Coupon or Not to Coupon

February 12th, 2013 posted by Faye Prosser

Grocery coupons have been around since 1894 when Asa Candler handed out handwritten tickets for a free Coca-Cola drink. Over 100 years later, in 2002, shoppers saved $3 billion by […]

The Ultimate Yard Sale Guide for Home Decorators

February 12th, 2013 posted by Pamela Cole Harris

It’s Saturday morning and its time to decorate! And as all creative designers do, we are going yard-sale-ing! Visiting yard sales is one of the most inexpensive ways (and fun!) […]

Trash to Treasure: Hosting a Clutter Swap

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Danger

By: Kim Danger If you’re a mom, chances are you have some junk lying around your house. With kids also comes the constant influx of toys, clothes, and knick-knacks that […]

Consignment Shopping Pays Off

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rachel Paxton

Is your closet full of clothes you never wear? You can bet there are a lot of people who have a closet or dressers full of clothes they never wear. […]

Turning Trash Into Cash

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeffrey Strain

Junk. We all have some of it lying around the house. Whether it’s boxed items cluttering the attic or everyday items that just don’t fit with the room’s decorating theme […]

Consignment Shopping Teaches More than Saving Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Monique Lung

An outing to the mall may stimulate your child and, debatably, the economy, but there are real rewards that reach beyond financial when you shop consignment or resale. Typically, a […]

When Grocery Coupons Won’t Work

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

I am frustrated! I always read about people who have many options in saving money. My husband and I have 3 children plus child support for his two. I work […]

10 Tips to Help You Save on Gasoline

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeffrey Strain

Gas prices continue to be near all time highs meaning that car travel is taking a larger portion out of each of your paychecks. AAA estimates that the cost of […]

8 Essential Techniques for Every Shopper Want to Buy Much More for Less? Imagine filling your cart with your favorite groceries, but only paying a fraction of the total cost. […]

Yard Sale Etiquette

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

Just call me the Miss Manners of garage sales. You see, there’s a certain unspoken moral and ethical code governing the sacred act of selling one’s stuff. Contrary to popular […]

Dress Better For Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Style. That elusive characteristic that helps define who you are. Some people have it in great abundance. Some people spend their lives searching for it. Whole magazines are dedicated to […]

Garage Sale Survival Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Deborah Shelton

Spring cleaning fever has hit, and you know what that means: garage sale time! Don’t let those boxes stacked in the corner overwhelm you. Garage sales don’t have to be […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]