It's not always easy sticking to a plan to save money. There are just too many temptations to slip away from your goals. However, you can boost your chances of success with some good habits. For example, you can get the support of an online frugal community to help reduce the likelihood of slipping. There are some great ones out there for you to check out.
How An Online Frugal Community Helps You
There are, of course, many different types of online communities. Therefore, you'll have to figure Read more [...]
It's easy to spend a lot of money on entertainment. I know that I can quickly slip into spending on fun. However, there are so many places to find free entertainment. It really doesn't make sense to spend a lot when you can do so much for free! Here are our top ten places to places to find free entertainment:
I am a huge fan of my local library. Yes, it's a great place to borrow books for free. And yes, that's great free entertainment. But they also offer so much more. You can borrow Read more [...]
Recently I mentioned that I was reading 7 Days of Simplicity by Jen Hatmaker. In this book, the author explores seven different areas of life to simplify. Simplifying in each of these areas can also reduce spending. Here's a closer look at how I can apply this to my own life:
1. Reduce Spending in the Kitchen
It's appropriate that the book starts off with kitchen spending. After all, I spend a lot of money on food. If I can reduce spending in my kitchen, then I'll save myself a lot of money. Read more [...]
Today, I had a pickup from 1-800-Got-Junk. I won't lie; I was thrilled to get rid of a whole bunch of stuff that had been cluttering up my house. A decluttered space makes me feel like I also have a decluttered mind. However, the cost wasn't cheap. It was a big, fat reminder that buying stuff costs me money, and not just at the time of purchase.
4 Things I Should Have Done Differently
I'll be brutally honest: I paid almost $400 to have my junk hauled away. With 1-800-Got-Junk, you pay based Read more [...]
In reality, most people can’t reach the heights of Extreme Couponing. But that doesn’t mean couponing isn’t great for saving money. In fact, my daughter’s coupon tips helped me save thousands. Here’s how.
Taking Advantage of Double Coupon Days
My daughter’s couponing helped me understand the power of double coupon days. Some grocery stores allow shoppers to double the value of their coupons by making purchases at specific times, usually on less popular days.
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