I have to be honest everyone. I've had some serious temptations as of late to spend my money. While I've been saving up to pay the tax man, there has been a desire growing inside of me to buy something. Maybe it's because I've been working so hard as of late. Maybe it's because I just want to reward … [Read more...] about When Boredom Entices You to Spend
When you have three young children you often hear things like “We don’t know how you do it financially” or “Man, that must be expensive.” I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t exactly cheap to raise a family, but I refuse to give in to the myth that it has to be expensive. ‘Why is that?’ you … [Read more...] about 11 Awesome Frugal Family Fun Activities You Can Do For Cheap
When your income is really low, it's extremely difficult to learn how to save money. Even the best savers can be wiped out by one emergency, which can leave you living paycheck to paycheck. The best way to avoid this is through saving, and in order to get there, you must embrace certain … [Read more...] about How to Save Money When Your Income Is Really Low
Whether or not you live by a budget, you can probably think of at least one thing you could do with some extra money each month. I think it’s fun to sit back and dream about what you might do with that extra money – depending on your situation I guess. :-) Well, today we’re going to talk about … [Read more...] about What Could You Do With An Extra $470 Per Month?
You may be wondering why I’m talking about ways to save money on haircuts and it’s quite simple really. Frugal living is about making value-based spending decisions that help you stretch your budget and saving money on haircuts is one of the easiest ways we save money in our house. Don’t … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways To Save Money On Haircuts
The following is a contribution from Thomas at I Need Money ASAP! Do you know that feeling when you find a $20 bill in an old jacket? Now, imagine what it would feel like to find $100 or $1,000 or even $10,000? By looking online you might be able to find lost or unclaimed money, which … [Read more...] about How To Find Free Money
The following is a contribution from Kalen at Money Mini Blog. Imagine that you decide that it's time to take control of your money, so you start a budget. You figure out which categories you want and set some amounts. Everything's going great and then you forget to track a purchase or two, … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Steps to Not Fail At Budgeting
The following is a contribution from my blogging friend Ben at The Wealth Gospel. As someone who often thinks about money and personal finance, I sometimes take a step back and wonder why I’m so obsessed with it. And then I wonder why any of us spend so much time working towards becoming … [Read more...] about What’s Your Motivation for Becoming Wealthy?
So, I'll be honest. I went on a date this month with my husband, and it was not very frugal. Do you want to know why? It's because we went to a movie. At night. Like, in the dark. This is notable because my husband and I were sitting there trying to remember the last time we actually went to a … [Read more...] about 3 Frugal Dates for Those With Kids
My financial role model is my father in law. He retired in his mid 50's after working a government job for 20 or so years. Even more impressive, he was making around $50,000/year during his last year of work, and he had four children who were still in school! So, how was he able to do this? … [Read more...] about The 10 Habits of Frugal People
Some of you know that in a former life, I got my bachelors and masters in U.S. history. A large part of my education was studying material culture, aka "stuff," so I took several classes on evaluating objects and antiques. I even did an internship at an antiques auction house, which was an … [Read more...] about How to Spot Expensive Furniture at Thrift Stores
Last week, I asked you which products are worth the brand name, and many of you listed clothing items. I tend to agree that sometimes, it's quality over quantity when it comes to my wardrobe. However, there was a time and place where I simply couldn't afford higher end clothes, but I still had to … [Read more...] about How To Fake A Really Expensive Wardrobe