Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
Kids will always compare things, such as house sizes. But what influences a kid to say, “My house is bigger than yours, my cars are better than yours….” Parents? My wish for these affluent parents would be for them to realize that they have great power to influence their kids with the right kind of advice. I wish these parents would tell their kids this: “With great ‘wealth’ and square-footage comes great responsibility to be a great person who is humble, compassionate, and respectful.” I can only wish!
I’m starting to get hopelessly sucked into the digital world of buying content; it’s too easy to order a book under $10 instead of waiting to see if it’s available at the library. Those Amazon folks are pretty darn smart with that Whispernet technology; you don’t hear it, you don’t even know when you receive your order so it’s almost like you didn’t spend any money at all!
Though I carefully read Couponmom.com religiously, last spring I ended up getting CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue. My mind was just not willing to do the mathematical gymnastics and equations required to shop at CVS. But then “need” overcame my CVS avoidance.
Yahoo, my kid’s mowing the lawn!
Last night was Back to School Night at the Middle School, and the principal put up a quote on his PowerPoint that spoke to me…and I’m sure it’ll speak to anyone who reads this blog…
An easy way to preserve cherry tomatoes!
The U.S. is the sickest among developed countries. See the research for yourselves. How much is your health worth?
The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson #16–Pay Off (Not Down) Your Smallest Debt First Regardless of the Interest Rate
With the price of food and teen metabolisms both spiraling upward, what’s a parent on a budget to do? How do we feed our teens healthy food to fill them up and not out? Here are some thoughts from some favorite resources.
We have an obesity problem in the United States – nearly 1 out of 4 of our youth are either pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes. Is the decision to limit large-sized sugary drinks by Michael Bloomberg and the NYC Board of Health a proactive step to a solution?