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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”

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Older Article (+ Newer Video) by Amy Dacyczyn, Tightwad Gazette

The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.
The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.

Just love this woman!

Amy Dacyczyn is my hero, my mentor, and here’s a link to an old piece she wrote in 1990 when she still ran her newsletter and published books. (You’ll find a 5-minute video if you scroll down, too.)  Continue reading “Older Article (+ Newer Video) by Amy Dacyczyn, Tightwad Gazette”

Lessons About Frugality From This Brilliant Little Book: Lessons From Madame Chic

In researching the first TFF e-book, Dress for Less, I came across one of the best little books I’ve ever read: Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, by Jennifer L. Scott. Why did I love this book so much? The book reminded me of how to take frugal living to a higher and more elegant level. Continue reading “Lessons About Frugality From This Brilliant Little Book: Lessons From Madame Chic”

How to Impress a Teenage Daughter With Coupons

 

how to fill a grocery cartI thought I’d share this little slice-of-life that happened yesterday. The reality is that my kids make fun of me all the time about coupons and how I only buy things on sale, blah, blah, blah. Continue reading “How to Impress a Teenage Daughter With Coupons”

Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)

Regardless of the study that shows Fairfield County, CT has the most wealthy residents, prices have skyrocketed here in the past two decades. So, if you live here and wonder why you don’t feel so darn wealthy, there’s a reason. And as I mentioned in a past postit’s not always your fault!  Continue reading “Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)”

Important Info for Anyone Using Color or Black and White Printable Coupons

It was one of those “good” couponing days where I bought $48 worth of groceries but paid $14 out-of-pocket. This was made possible by a bunch of printable coupons — some were printed by accident in color, others in black and white. Continue reading “Important Info for Anyone Using Color or Black and White Printable Coupons”