One of the easiest couponing strategies to master is doubling up, or using a manufacturer's coupon in combination with a store sale or coupon. I go through an example to help you understand the process and how you can get started saving oodles of money on groceries!
Easy ways to shave money from your grocery budget - tips like going vegetarian, stocking up on loss leaders, avoiding loyalty to a single supermarket, and using your freezer more.
It seems that every major gift-giving holiday brings out the best in frugal/personal finance bloggers when it comes to ideas for meaningful gifts that don't cost an arm and a leg. Mother's Day is tomorrow (in case you forgot), and keeping with the tradition I started for Valentine's Day, I've prepared a short round-up of … Continue reading Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
I very rarely watch morning television, but several weeks ago I saw a unique report/interview on the TODAY show that sparked my interest and got me thinking. Matt Lauer interviewed Joyce House, better known as the "Coupon Diva" about her tricks of the trade. What's so special about Joyce, you say? She's made quite a … Continue reading Introducing Joyce House – The Coupon Diva
If there was ever a statistic about why modern budgets fail again and again, I am certain that eating out would be on the list, if not the leading act! More than any other habit of the modern American family, eating out is positively the worst thing you can do for your financial and physical … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stop Eating Out From Killing Your Budget
One of the tools I have used over the last two years with a great degree of success is Consumer Reports. This magazine has been around for such a long time that it's practically a household name. It's truly a wonder why people don't use it more often, so I've decided to do a little … Continue reading Why Consumer Reports is an Amazing Value
Today is the 20th day of the month of March. That may seem insignificant, but those within my closest circle of friends and family know that I am not available tonight for calls, questions, or emergencies. That's because every 20th of the month, regardless of outside circumstances or what day of the week it falls … Continue reading 22 Ideas for Cheap Dates
I had the wonderful benefit of attending a high school choir concert last night, which was something that I typically would not have done. However, it happened to be the alma mater of my wife, the event looked promising, and the cost was a mere $10 which also went toward benefiting the school's programs directly. … Continue reading The Value of Affordable Entertainment
My wife and I finally completed our long-anticipated move this weekend. I'm happy to say we also learned a few things along the way that we're bound not to repeat next time. In honor of movers everywhere, here is a list of ways to lower those dreaded "moving expenses" that are so hard to define … Continue reading How to Save on Moving Expenses
Valentine's Day is just four days away. Are you still at a loss of what to do to express your love? Here's a handful of interesting ideas: Fall in Love with Valentine's Day Bargains - Online gift ideas for your loved ones, all less than $50. The green camera featured at the bottom is of … Continue reading Desperate for Valentine’s Day Ideas?