Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
Dress for Less for Kindle is out on Amazon. It’s full of frugal ideas about how to find clothing that won’t fall apart after one wearing and one washing.
One reader challenged me about what I bought at the store that impressed my teen daughter so much. I think she thought I just bought candy and gum! But, here’s the breakdown and receipt…
My kids make fun of me all the time when it comes to couponing, but for some reason I was able to get the attention of my teen daughter during a recent shopping trip…and she was impressed with my shopping strategies.
This invaluable lesson is a money quote about what NOT to say about finances to yourself or to your kids.
When I was 11, my dad died and we didn’t have life insurance. You can bet that memory formed my opinion about the cost of having life insurance.
You never, ever know what is really going on behind closed doors of even the most beautiful and well-manicured house on the most well-to-do block. It’s a lesson it took me years to learn, and I’m hoping that in light of recent events, my kids learn sooner than later that appearances don’t mean much anymore in today’s world.
It’s time for the famous Scholastic Warehouse sale in Danbury, CT! Save up to 80%!
Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest. My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.” Perhaps this is where I … Continue reading
My daughter succumbed to insults about her Tracfone and threw it down the sewer hoping she’d get a new and improved phone. What’s a frugal parent to do?!
The four most commonly genetically modified foods are corn, soy, canola and sugar. Labels on packaging would help us to find the Non-GMO choices.
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!