Are You Really Frugal? The True Meaning of Living a Frugal Lifestyle

  The other day I was having a conversation with a close friend and she made some offhanded comment about thinking she was frugal and then realizing after talking to me that she really wasn't. So that got me thinking about what it really means to live a frugal lifestyle. … [Read more...]

10 Things Thrifty People Never Buy New

  We often talk about saving money, but a lot of the time it can really come down to how we're feeling that day. We head out to the store and we're just not feeling well so we just grab whatever happens to be on the shelf. Unfortunately, thoughtless shopping is a great … [Read more...]

Get Out of the Kitchen and On the Couch With The Family with Market Street! #MarketStreetTX

      How many of you will be cooking Christmas dinner this year? I'm not! I know that I should feel sorta bad for that, but let me be honest here; I don't. Not in one tiny, little bit. This year? Our Christmas dinner will be cooked and ready to go for me at … [Read more...]

10 Things Thrifty People Reuse To Save Money

The other day, I'm in the kitchen and I happened to be rinsing out a peanut butter jar. Que the 9 year old who already thinks that Mom has lost most of her mind (yes child, YOU are the reason for that...lol). When she walked in, I swear, the look she gave me could not have been … [Read more...]

What a $5.00 Cell Phone Taught My 9 Year Old

    My Emma...gotta love her. Somedays I would love to duck tape her to the wall, but hey, I still love her...lol. Anyhow, for the last year, she's been begging me for a phone. She doesn't really need one, she just wants one. All of her friends have them and of … [Read more...]

Why Paying Your Bills Late is Breaking Your Budget

    When is the last time you paid your bills late? Recently? For most people the answer to that question is recently. Did you realize that paying those bills late is busting your budget? How you ask? Late fees. Every single time you pay a bill late, you're costing … [Read more...]

10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash!

  10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash Need to earn some extra cash? Who doesn't, right? I think that right now we all could use some pick me up in our budgets. I know I could!  I do surveys and things, but I do get tired of doing them sometimes. When that happens, I look for … [Read more...]

15 Must Have Items for Your Winter Auto Kit

  Like it or not, colder weather is here for most of the country and you know what that means! No, I don't mean higher power bills (well okay it DOES mean that but not JUST that)...its time to check the emergency kits you have in your cars! For a lot of folks, your kits … [Read more...]

5 Painless Ways we’re Chopping Our Expenses

  5 Painless Ways we're Chopping Our Expenses   A few times a year, I like to take a second (or third) look at our finances. There is always room for saving money and frankly? I'm cheap and I don't like to pay more than I absolutely have to for our expenses. You might … [Read more...]

15 Websites Frugal People Love to Visit

  15 Websites Frugal People Love to Visit   Let's face it...today's times? They're rough. We have families that are struggling to feed their kids, homelessness running rampant because folks can't pay their rent, people spending months or years looking for a job and … [Read more...]