Tag Archives: Frugal

I Have No Insurance…

March 10, 2011


… but I am STILL against Obamacare. I can’t remember the time we ever had insurance from an employer… oh wait, I think I remember. For about a year, my husband got a family health plan for us from one employer who offered it. That was… hm maybe 19 years ago… We’ve been on insurance […]

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March 8, 2011


Thanks to some cool folks at Twitter who graciously share their links I have discovered some good websites about money management. I’m learning more about how to get rid of debt. I had to go in debt to fund the kitchen renovation, and have created a payback budget to– Lord willing!!– pay it all off […]

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Saving Money on Eyeglasses

January 27, 2011

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Everyone is looking for ways to pinch pennies these days. Which is, incidentally, good. I think frugality makes me more resourceful and less wasteful. Eyeglasses, however, continue to be a very large expense; is this so for you? I have a frugal tip for you, even Clark Howard loves it– check out ZenniOptical for low-cost […]

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Free Samples and Other Stuff

January 18, 2011

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Oh tell me, who doesn’t like free loot, huh? :grinny: I’ve discovered a website devoted to collecting and sorting information for free samples and stuff: Free Catcher.com. They have inexhaustable lists of free samples via mail, online free stuff, free trial offers, and such. They also list places on the Internet to find free music, […]

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Frugal Hacks: Target Coupon Alert

December 15, 2010


Alright, you frugal freaks! I’ve discovered another great coupon website for you to add to your bookmarks– BestOnlineCoupons.com. According to Twitter, everyone seems to be shopping at Target this year (except Lin!) (and what is it with Target?), so here are some great coupons for you. First, there’s a Target coupon code and Target Online […]

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Hurry! Software Deals and Clearances

November 22, 2010


Frugal fans, this is the perfect time to get new software. As with the car dealerships, software vendors are eager to get rid of this year’s models in anticipation of next year’s stuff. I never buy new, “next year” software, (just like I never buy new, “next year” cars), because usually the upgrade to the […]

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Cold Feet/Warm Feet

November 13, 2010

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Do you realize that I STILL have my summer clothes in my dresser? I get later and later every year… I used to be so organized; every early September, the kids and I would make the switch– we’d haul out the dozens of boxes full of sweaters and pants, and pack up the tank tops […]

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Babies Cost the Big Bucks?

November 8, 2010

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Well, teenagers do, too… the amount of money I spend on teens for their food equals the amount of money I spent on diapers and baby gear, I think…. No matter how you look at it, Having kids costs money. However, it’s worth it all. šŸ˜€ Yet I do take issue (haha, get it? issue […]

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Saving the Big Bucks

November 6, 2010

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Macys.com has office furniture! I had no idea! I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a nice desk unit–something for the home office here– and have been very unsatisfied with the particle board junk from China (for outrageous prices, too!). I happened to check out Macys.com from my new favorite coupon site (Savings.com), and spotted […]

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Decisions, Decisions!

October 28, 2010


Woo hoo!!! I replaced my cell phone last week. It’s my first “smartphone” and, oh my word, I am having SUCH fun with it! I got an iPhone 4, and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I can do anything and everything on this thing. And yes, it’s true, there really is “an app for that.” lol! […]

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