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Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day

TFF reader, Wendy, wanted to put together a true menu to show readers how eating healthy on a budget can be literally accomplished for pennies a day. She’s retired…so, yes, she is on a small budget. Continue reading “Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day”

You Need a Budget

You Need a Budget — Testing Out the Program That Competes With Mint

I used to think of myself as a pretty good budgeter . . . but, I guess I’m not :–(

You Need a Budget
Try You Need a Budget–worth the small investment.

I still run into snags (ie: OMG, I have to switch money into checking to cover the mortgage!!) and worry every time I open my online account what I’m gonna see or not see.
No one is perfect. Not even a frugal lifestyle blogger!  Continue reading “You Need a Budget — Testing Out the Program That Competes With Mint”

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Going Back to Work and Staying Frugal

A budget-friendly strategy since going back to work full-time.

Hi there TFF readers, new and old!  It’s great to be back online.

One of the many dimensions of having been a stay-at-home mom for many years is attempting-and-failing and, eventually learning how to cook healthier meals.  Continue reading “Going Back to Work and Staying Frugal”

The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)

kate spade purseBy pure accident, I found a beautiful mint condition vintage Kate Spade satin purse just staring me in the face while I was zooming around Goodwill last week. Continue reading “The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)”

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen

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Soup is a great item to make during those lean times. Use tomato sauce as your base and just find anything else you have in your freezer, mix together, and you have a unique, homemade dinner.

This is a basic lesson I learned years and years ago from The Tightwad Gazette. It was one of author Amy Dacyczyn’s basic tenets in her life. Instead of getting anxious when your bank account is lean, get creative. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen”

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #8: Discover the “Sample” Feature on Your Kindle

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #8: Discover the “Sample” Feature on Your Kindle

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If you haven’t discovered it yet, find the “Sample” feature on your Kindle. It’s free, and it allows you to sample books you may be dying to read, ones the library may not have yet, and those you don’t want to spend the money on right away. Cover via Amazon

If you have a Kindle (frugal people probably have the $79 version), there’s a free feature that you may not be aware of: the book sample.   Continue reading “The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #8: Discover the “Sample” Feature on Your Kindle”