My $1 Solution to Organizing Coupons at the Grocery Store (Now, I Don’t Lose Them When I Shop!)

How many times have we all:

Preparing for my shopping trip to Stop & Shop...
Preparing for my shopping trip to Stop & Shop…(if you look closely, you’ll see how I organize my shopping lists with coupons.
putting it together
Gathered all my coupons/lists and clipped them together.
in my purse
The whole thing fit in my purse (admittedly my purse is kinda large, but it is a mini-clipboard…).
at the store ready to shop
At the store ready to shop. The clipboard leans nicely on the shopping cart. It wasn’t perfect, but it helped 100%. In other words, I didn’t lose any coupons along the way.

a) lost or dropped on the grocery store floor a high-value coupon
b) lost an envelope filled with coupons (yup, my “paper towels” envelope! Luckily it was turned in at the Customer Service desk :–)  Continue reading “My $1 Solution to Organizing Coupons at the Grocery Store (Now, I Don’t Lose Them When I Shop!)”

Recent Events Remind Us That Living in a Big, Beautiful House Doesn’t Always Mean Life is Rosy

Every time I sit down to write a post, it seems too trivial to discuss frugality in light of recent events. However, my 13-year-old-son continues to ask questions about Sandy Hook that seem in some way related to the topic.  Continue reading “Recent Events Remind Us That Living in a Big, Beautiful House Doesn’t Always Mean Life is Rosy”

The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap: Which Are YOU?!

smiling coins
Are you frugal or cheap? There’s a difference!

Here’s a great article from Canada’s Yahoo Finance page, called “Call Me Frugal, Not Cheap” that I found via Twitter. It’s about the difference between being frugal and cheap. People who are frugal get a bad rap because we are viewed as cheap! But here’s my motto–I believe I picked it up from “The Frugal Millionaires”Continue reading “The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap: Which Are YOU?!”

Real-Life Tips From The Frugal Millionaire Next Door (Do You Know One?)

There’s a book I wanted to read called “How Rich People Think.,” by Steve Siebold. I love the word “rich” and I always love learning more ways to think rich, so I ordered my Kindle sample. It was going along great (although I felt the tone of the book to be a bit harsh) until I read this sentence:  Continue reading “Real-Life Tips From The Frugal Millionaire Next Door (Do You Know One?)”

Memo to Affluent Parents: Tell Your Obnoxious Kid To Stop Bragging About Your House and Cars!

My son told me that a boy in his school has said things to him like, “My house is bigger than yours,” and, “We have really expensive cars.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard this happen in this town, and it won’t be the last time.  Continue reading “Memo to Affluent Parents: Tell Your Obnoxious Kid To Stop Bragging About Your House and Cars!”

Frugal Parenting, Frugal Snacking: What to Feed Hungry, Growing Teens

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes! What a great concept! There are lots of recipes out there that I hope to try soon as a way to fill up my teens’ raging appetites. (Photo credit: tawest64)

Going to the grocery store one time a week is a thing of the past, according to this article from the Daily Mail in the U.K., which states that moms make nineteen trips a month to the grocery store. I’m sure that’s about the same for moms in the U.S., especially those with teens in the house. Here are some ideas to make those nearly daily trips to the supermarket make a dent in your teen’s appetite.  Continue reading “Frugal Parenting, Frugal Snacking: What to Feed Hungry, Growing Teens”