I have to admit, I'm in a sweet spot with the frugal kids, Frugal Kid #1 is starting kindergarten in the fall, and even though he went to preschool he still doesn't really care about the hot new toy or special new vacations that his friends are going on. Additionally, right now I work… Continue reading 10 Frugal Activities to do with kids.
I'm going to admit, this week was a struggle. It was hard to work extra hours, and hard to see our debt tick up because of unexpected bills. I know that this is just a fact of life and that we will get over the obstacle, but in the moment things feel unsurmountable and that we'll be… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 8/11/17
Well getting ready to have a large amount of people over our house on Sunday. I think I may have been a bit crazy to think that it was a good idea given the state of our house, but here we are! Onto the frugal things I was able to do. Frugal husband and I… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 8/4/17
Well murphy decided to visit again, to the tune of a propane bill that was about $500 more than we expected and a medical bill that was about $600 more than planned. I'm not adding either to our debt total (yet) because they won't be billed until next month- I'm hoping that we'll be able… Continue reading August 1 State of the Frugal Union
Boy did I struggle this week! It seemed like money was just leaking out from everywhere! I managed a few things, but it feels like we veered off track. I picked up a turkey a few weeks back from Aldi for 1.29 lb which is a thanksgiving sale kind of price, anyhoo we had that… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 7/28/17
I'm a little late posting this week because I was working! Here are 5 ways I saved money this past week. Frugal husband and I both worked extra hours. I know this is more about making money rather than saving money, but they all help the bottom line. I beat my record (3) and got… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 7/21/17
About 5 months after I had frugal kid number 1 I realized something. It is not possible to work full time and be the kind of Mom who goes all out at EVERY holiday, and birthday and "event". It seems like with 3 kids there is ALWAYS something going on that can be celebrated and… Continue reading Christmas in July- Planning for a handmade Holiday.
Phew this week flew by! I was traveling for work on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, which was both frugal and not so frugal. Frugal because my meals were all covered during that time, but not so frugal because Frugal Husband drove down to where I was staying and we definitely indulged in an expensive meal… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 7/15/17
We're about 5 months into our journey toward being debt free and I'm starting to feel it. The excitement is wearing off, the numbers don't seem to be moving nearly as fast as I'd like them to and I'm tired! So what can you (I) do to stay motivated? Here are my top 5. I… Continue reading Staying Motivated on Your Journey to Being Debt Free.
Hi Everyone, this week I was gearing up for travel for work and it felt like there was minimal time to pay attention to frugality, but we squeezed a few things in. I worked on unplugging things that we're not using. We started unplugging our modem at night and noticed a pretty significant drop in… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 7/7/17
I am a planner of epic proportion. I make lists and add items to my lists just so that I can cross them off. This benefits our family MOST of the time. However, it also gives me a sense of urgency when I see something on sale. I MUST BUY THE THING! The thing will… Continue reading Saying no to wants and yes to needs.
So we have goals! Lots of goals! But our biggest goal right now is digging out of what I lovingly refer to as our MEGA DEBT PILE. No, seriously, it's really MEGA. How Mega you might ask? Well here's the break down: Frugal house- $210,000 Frugal Student Loans- $161,000 Frugal Private Student Loan- $4,900 Frugal… Continue reading July 1st State of the Frugal Union
Another week of some frugal and not so frugal things! Here are my 5, and if you're reading and would like to share your frugal accomplishments in the comments I'd love to read them! I picked up some new to us clothes for frugal child #1. This is a new exploration for me because I… Continue reading Frugal 5 Friday 6/30/17