How to Prepare for a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is not only terrifying, but it be incredibly expensive. For some families, it will set their personal budget on end for years to come. For others that are in a better financial position, it may not cause as many financial issues, but they may still be looking for … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaner Recipes – Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

Have I mentioned lately that I am really, really cheap? No? Well now you know and knowing is half the battle. ;) Okay, maybe I'm not cheap, but I really don't like paying for something that I can make myself. That would be how I ended up with a list of over 200 things you can … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money – 23 Ways to Live Simply to Save Money

We live in a world that is full of "buy this now," and "spend your money here" and of course "you absolutely must have this item." It is also full of processed everything, high stress days and families struggling just to make ends meet. Luckily, how we live is the one area of our … [Read more...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 17 Ways to Make a Meal Seem Larger

Aside from your household expenses such as your rent/mortgage or utility costs, groceries are most often the single most expensive part of a family budget. There are quite a few different ways to save money on groceries, but eventually, you will hit a wall on the things you're … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle Sheets – 17 “New” Uses for Worn Out Sheets

Upcycling is a huge part of living a frugal lifestyle. Reusing an item as many times as you can before you replace it is one of the best money saving tips that exists. Aside from the fact that it really is common sense to know that it will help you save money, upcycling or … [Read more...]

My Super Secret Way to Save Money on Groceries

Groceries are super expensive and if you're paying attention, you know that they're only going up in cost. That's why one of my priorities is to find ways to save money on groceries that don't affect the quality of what we're eating or our health. Around our house, it isn't … [Read more...]

What is Zaycon Foods and How Can They Help Me Save Money on Groceries?

I'm sure that you love to save money as much as I do. After all, you're reading a frugal blog which leads me to believe that you not only love to save money but that you're actively looking for ways to save money. After 6 years of running a frugal blog, it seems to me that one of … [Read more...]

How to Read Food Expiration Dates to Save Money {The Difference Between Use By and Best By Dates}

Anyone who has ever shopped for groceries knows that until recently it could be incredibly confusing to figure out when a product expired. You had to deal with "expires," "best by," "sell by", "use by" and more. In February, the grocery industry came out and recommended that all … [Read more...]

How to Get Eyeglasses for Free

Recently we discovered that my Emma needs glasses. Now don't get me wrong, I will buy what my daughter needs, but I will also do what I can to save money while doing so. Sometimes I'm able to save and others not so much. It really depends on what particular need I'm trying to … [Read more...]