Category: frugal living

frugal living

FREE THINGS TO DO WITH A TODDLER

There is no shortage of free things to do with a toddler. That has been a pleasant surprise to me, since I have had some time off the past few weeks and have gotten to spend a lot of time at home with my favorite toddler. Spring weather however, can certainly be unpredictable, cleaving occasionally onto …

budget, frugal living, Holidays

HOW TO DO EASTER ON A BUDGET

This year we are celebrating Easter on a budget. Obviously. (cough cough $600k of debt cough). I LOVE holidays. All the holidays. Even though I love them, in some ways it would be easy to just simply not celebrate them. Just think of the money we would save! But, come on, that is no way …

budget, eating healthy, frugal living, grocery shopping

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

How can I eat healthy on a budget? Grocery shopping on a budget is tricky enough but what about grocery shopping for healthy foods on a tight budget? Is it possible? Will I have to bury myself in hundreds of coupons and get confrontational with my cashier who will inevitably reject my coupons at check out? Since we …

budget, frugal living

HOW TO SUCCEED ON A NO SPEND CHALLENGE

Have you heard of a “no spend challenge”? Basically, how you do a no spend challenge is… you don’t spend any money! haha. Super complicated! 😉 As part of our FinFit-30 Challenge, last week we challenged our readers to not spend any money from Monday through Friday (the work week). We called it a “no spend …

budget, frugal living, grocery shopping

GROCERY BUDGET MAKEOVER

Does your grocery budget make you want to hide under your sheets? Ours certainly has in the past. Which is why we looked into a Grocery Budget Makeover by Erin Chase. The majority of questions people ask us when they are starting out their budget tend to revolve around cutting out expenses. One easy way …

frugal living, Holidays

CHEAP OR FREE THINGS I CAN GIVE THIS CHRISTMAS

This year, I was having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Maybe its because we didn’t spend money on a Christmas tree. Maybe its because we are keeping presents to a minimum around here. Maybe its because I’ve been distracted with studying for the bar. Who knows. So, I decided to take matters …

frugal living, Holidays

GET PAID FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Hooray its Cyberweek! There are so many good deals going on it is hard to know where to start. This year, we have limited our Christmas budget to $100 for the three of us. In other words, $33.33 person. $33 sure doesn’t go far these days so one thing we have been doing throughout the …

frugal living, grocery shopping, increase income

HOW TO EARN MONEY SHOPPING

  We use all kinds of apps and reward programs to earn a little extra cash (or gift cards). If you are not using programs like this, you are missing out on the EASIEST way to score some extra savings. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ways we save money: We like …