Category: Frugal Tips and Tricks

Creative Budgeting for Vacation Meals

One of the biggest costs when vacationing, other than transportation and lodging, is food. There are reasons why eating every meal out while vacationing isn’t wise; your budget may not allow for it, and, even with a generous budget, food […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 7: The Power of Insulation

Lower Your Utility Bills Insulation

  When coming up with ways to lower your utility bills, we often forget about the energy that we’re losing right out the window. Literally speaking, we’re talking about the heat and air conditioning that leaks out of the house. There […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 6: 7 Ways To Cut Extra Charges on Your Phone Bill

We all complain about those surprises we get on our phone bills. When you set a budgeted amount for phone service, items like going over minutes, long distance fees, texting, mobile internet usage, and information calls can leave you frustrated.  This […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 5: 12 Places to Get Free Internet

  I’m prepared to duck and dodge the things I know are about to get thrown at me, but if you’re truly serious about lowering your utility bills, internet service is a biggie. Everyone is looking for ways to cut expenses, […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 4: Routine Home Maintenance

Lower Utilities 4.Maintenance

You’re busy.  And when you’re busy, you have a tendency to let little things slide. Unfortunately, one of the first things you let slide is those awful, tedious, boring home maintenance projects. It can wait, right?  Wait another week; another […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 3: Trim Your Power Bill

Lower Power Bill

  Now that we’ve had a look at our light bulbs and water, let’s take a look at the power bill in part 3 of our Lower Your Utility Bills series. You think you are doing everything right. You turn […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 2: Water – Strategies to Stop the Money Leak

Welcome to part 2 of our series on how to lower your utility bills – water! We are all guilty of letting the water run while we do dishes or brush our teeth. It is easy not to think about […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 1: Shine A New Light – Small Changes Can Add Up To Big Savings

  What else can you do to save money around the house? I don’t know about you, but utilities consume a large percentage of our money each month. We’ve found seven places that we think we can lower your utility […] Read more…

How to Make Bath Salts

How to Make Bath Salt

  We’ve had quite a week – especially my hubby!  He’s had the honor of volunteering with our local Autism Support Group to teach kids how to ride a bike.  For anyone who has helped their baby learn to ride […] Read more…

Tips for Storing Fresh Produce (INFOGRAPHIC)

Storing Fresh Produce

We try to eat seasonally and invest in foods that are at their peak during all times of the year. I can as much as possible for storage, but one of my pet peeves, is picking a bounty of fresh fruits and […] Read more…

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