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  Jennifer - July - 6 - 2011 - 1 Comment

You can know all the best tips to make money.  You can learn all the tricks to saving money.  If you don’t have the right attitude they are not going to do you any good.  Attitude is the first thing that you need to make sure is in check before you start tackling frugality in your life. You need to take a good look at your life as a whole. […]

  Jennifer - June - 29 - 2011 - 1 Comment

There is a show on the TV lately called ‘Extreme Couponing’.  I’ve never watched it, although I probably should to see what it’s about.  First of all, I do coupon and will cover couponing in later articles.  Although I’ve never watched the show I think it’s a bad idea and puts couponers in a bad light.  I’ve heard many negative comments since this show has come out. First of all, […]

  Jennifer - June - 27 - 2011 - 4 Comments

If gas prices are making you say “WHOA!” every time you go to the pump, read on.  We can’t control the price of gas, but we can control how we use it, where we get it, and how much of it we use.  These tips on saving gas will give you ideas for ways to cut your fuel costs. GasBuddy.com – This site tells you what gas stations in an […]

  Jennifer - June - 23 - 2011 - Add Comments

It needs to be said: you should think with your head and avoid thinking with your heart.  You might be saying…”it is impossible to think with your heart, your heart is the organ that pumps blood to the brain” and that might be true.  But then again not true because people think with their heart all the time and it usually gets them into trouble…money trouble!

  Jennifer - June - 21 - 2011 - 6 Comments

With a growing number of choices for cell phone plans, it is time to think critically about your cell phone plan.  Do you really need the one you have or could you find something better somewhere else.  A lot of new cellular providers on the block have shaken up the market with some heavy competition.

  Jennifer - June - 14 - 2011 - Add Comments

About two weeks ago I went to one of my favorite deal hang-outs, Aldi.  (And if you haven’t been to Aldi yet, you should go, although that’s a post for another day!) Aldi has some incredible deals on every variety of food, with no frills but amazing prices.  I got a little caught up in my Aldi attack this day. Going into summer is the time when obviously fresh fruit […]

  Jennifer - June - 13 - 2011 - 10 Comments

When dressing my son I try to use a three-fold approach to buying his clothes in a cost-effective way.  I purchase stylish, nice clothes and it doesn’t make my wallet even a little queasy.  The three steps are:  The back of the store technique, the used name brand technique, & the selective picking technique.

  Jennifer - May - 10 - 2011 - 2 Comments

Portion control is usually associated with diets but applies to every aspect of your life. Let’s face it a budget is a diet for your wallet, and a little self control goes a long way. Here are four places in your life that exercising portion control will greatly impact your budget! 1. Meat – Unless you are a vegetarian I can guarantee that meat is taking up a BIG portion […]

  Jennifer - April - 27 - 2009 - 1 Comment

A frugal person’s best friend for Spring cleaning are: Vinegar and Baking Soda! I am not a person who never uses any chemical cleaners but I try to only buy them on sale and with coupons. I like my Clorox Bleach, Windex, Lysol (my BFF), and others. Homemade cleaners are very cheap, though! Here’s a site with 1001 Vinegar Tips. Some of my favorites: Clean counter tops and make them […]

  Jennifer - April - 26 - 2009 - 1 Comment

Photo Credit to angusf I’ve been working on my garage sale for next weekend, but I’m an avid yard sale shopper. I was thinking about what makes a good garage sale. There are tons and tons of tips to have a successful garage sale. It can be a lot of work, but if you plan it right you can make quite a bit of extra money. I think my BEST […]

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