How to Haggle to Score the Best Bargain

I love a good deal. Seriously. There's a rush that comes with getting someone to lower their price and saving money on an item that my family needs. Haggling for a bargain is one of those skills that every frugal person should have, but surprisingly, most don't know how to and … [Read more...]

Garage Sale Tips – How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Warmer weather is coming and you know what that means, right? Yard sale season! I adore yard sale shopping almost as much as I love thrift store shopping! The chance to get a deal is fantastic when you're shopping at garage sales, but it isn't just the deals that I love. I love … [Read more...]

Save on Clothes – How to Save Money on Clothes (or Dressing Classy on a Budget)

I don't think I need to tell you this (I'm going to anyway), but times are tough. So many people are still unemployed, jobs still aren't as secure as they once were and really? Looking your best has never been more important. Unfortunately buying clothes for a new job, interview … [Read more...]

Second Hand Shopping Tip – 25 Things You Should Never Buy Used at Thrift Stores

I don't know about you, but I love thrift stores. Second hand shopping is one of my favorite ways to save and while I don't want to toot my own horn? I'm quite good at those thrift store shopping marathons you sometimes hear about. (Heh) Finding a great deal at the thrift stores … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Find Hidden Cash in Your House Today

We all know that sometimes money gets lost. A lot of the time what we don't think about is the fact that we actually lose a lot of it in our own homes. Money has a way of growing legs and walking off sometimes. We've all heard the running jokes about checking the couch cushions, … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Save Big When Eating Out

I love eating out. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook, but sometimes it's really nice to just let someone else do the work. Dining out can take a huge bite out of my food budget if I'm not careful though and I'm sure you feel the same. I know that I personally budget my groceries … [Read more...]

8 Smart Tips for Getting Better Deals Online

Alright. You caught me. I shop online a lot. In fact? I would much rather shop online sometimes than head into a store. It isn't that I don't like shopping. I do. It's more that I can usually find a deal that is just as good, if not better online. In truth, I buy a lot online. … [Read more...]

Back to Basics Bundle Review

  If you've spent anytime around here, you should be aware that my family dreams of living a very basic life. We want the small hobby farm where we can make things for ourselves, live cheaply and just generally enjoy life with each other instead of the rat race that I'm … [Read more...]

52 Items to Reuse To Save Big

One of the biggest ways to save money in your budget is by reusing items that you might normally throw away. A lot and I do mean a lot of the items that we throw away on a daily basis can be reused and many of them can actually be reused several times. You might not think that … [Read more...]

Can Cloth Diapers Really Save Me Money?

I don't have a tiny one anymore, but looking back, I wish I had taken the leap and used cloth diapers with my Emma. There are a ton of reasons that a new mom might want to cloth diaper including reducing waste in landfills, limiting chemicals our babies are exposed to and of … [Read more...]