Category: Frugal Living

Breastfeeding saves money

Breastfeeding saves money

Expenses add up with a new baby, but one way to save money is to breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding saves money, but it also provides other benefits for you and your baby. There’s no need to spend money on formula and all the bottle feeding paraphernalia. Of course, you will still want a few bottles…

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Menus save money

Menus save money

One way to save money is to plan your meal menus for the week or month. Planning your menus helps you determine your grocery list. While shopping, stick to your list and don’t add on to it. (By the way, don’t shop when you’re hungry!) Weekly vs monthly menu plans If I plan menus for…

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Ideas to save money on wedding

Ideas to save money on wedding

My son married last fall, and my daughter married this spring. Weddings elicit a range of emotions which include excitement and joy, along with feeling overwhelmed and stressed. How to pay for a wedding is among the top concerns. One wants a beautiful and memorable day honoring the nuptials and couple, but going into huge…

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Great Depression cookbook holds gems

Great Depression cookbook holds gems

I learned some interesting tidbits while reading through an old cookbook my aunt gave me. The cookbook contained stories and recipes from the 1930s, the Great Depression years. Today, I’ll share some of the interesting facts gleaned from the cookbook. Tomatoes for breakfast One thing I noted was that when families didn’t have oranges for…

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Budget to save money

Budget to save money

Keeping a budget is a wise way to save and stretch a dollar. First, track your expenditures so you know where you spend your money. Take a ledger and write your line items such as mortgage, medical, garden and yard, insurances, food, gasoline, charity contributions, gifts, utilities, etc. I separate each utility so I know…

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Saying no saves money

Saying no saves money

Thirteen easy ways to save money includes saying no to some things. In 1999, a fierce storm came and blew our satellite dish away, along with over 30 huge trees in our once-wooded lot. Months before the storm, my husband quipped that if God wanted him to give up satellite television, He’d let him know.…

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Reusing items saves money

Reusing items saves money

You can save money by reusing items instead of throwing them away. One year, I wanted Christmas stockings for my family. Rather than buy them at the store, I went through old clothes that I didn’t wear anymore and fabric leftovers that I keep for some unknown reason and used these materials to make the…

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Money Saving Food Tips

Money Saving Food Tips

Groceries are getting expensive! Here are some money saving food tips to help stretch your dollars. Common ways for saving money on food Don’t eat out except as a rare treat. Eating out is a fast way to spend money. It’s nice once in a while, but don’t make it a frequent habit. Somehow these…

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12 tips for saving money

12 tips for saving money

Last week, I talked briefly about the varied emotions that accompany loss of a job. This week, I want to offer some tips for slashing bills. When you have lost your job, you need to cut everything nonessential from your budget. This is what we did: 1. Eliminate garbage services and satellite/cable. Saying goodbye to…

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