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Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?

Guilt: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined. 

Aimee and I are known around town a bit for our frugal lifestyle, so we got to talking about how people react around us when we are behaving somewhat frugally. Sometimes, there’s a shroud of guilt that comes over people when they sense our presence!  Continue reading “Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?”

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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”

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Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio

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Adjusting the mike before the show.
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co-host Bonnie Levison (left), me in the middle, and co-host Kim Berns (right) after my Anything Goes spot.

I had a blast on the radio yesterday with Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison on their WGCH AM afternoon-drive show, “Anything Goes.”

They are extremely smart, sharp women who had loads of great questions. We talked about upper middle class, millionaires, frugality and couponing–all in one breath!  Continue reading “Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio”

5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons

1. Cut, Don’t Rip Out Coupons

Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.
Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.

I know I’ve done this a million times — I’ve ripped out coupons and tore off the expiration date which rendered the coupon totally useless.  Continue reading “5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons”

Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read

I can count at least five magnifying glasses around my house, one of which has permanent residence in my coupon bag. Now, I’m over 50 and need new glasses, but even when I ask one of my 20/20 vision teen kids to help me read an expiration date on a coupon, they have a tough time. Naturally, I need a magnifier.  Continue reading “Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read”