Go Cheap This Thanksgiving and Save Money

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Tweet My favorite day of the year is coming up: THANKSGIVING!  A day full of football, family, amazing food, and great memories. A day of thankfulness for what we have.  The all-American holiday. With such a big holiday comes big expenses.  Travel costs are the big expense for some families, but for others it’s the […]

Generating Income When You Are Off the Grid

Tweet If you’re ready to trade in the fast paced life that you’re living for one that is quieter or self-sufficient, listen up. No matter how savvy you are, you’re going to need to generate some income in one way or another. In fact, even the most die-hard survivalists know that it’s near impossible to […]

Five Things to Look For When Buying Used Clothes

Tweet Are you thred up with your kids going through closes too fast? Kids go through clothes fast. This is particularly troubling when you have multiple children needing garb all at the same time. If this year’s hand-me-downs won’t do the trick, what’s a family to do? Go into debt buying school clothes? No, because […]

The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

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Tweet Get Free Stuff From the Trash A few years ago, I got my hands on a book written by John Hoffman called The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving.  It literally changed my life.  In the past, I was very secretive about my dumpster diving.  Now, I am more apt to share my finds […]

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Free Stuff

Tweet How to get free stuff! They say that there is no such thing as the word “free” in today’s world. I beg to differ. As a self-proclaimed penny pinching, closet couponer, I know that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of companies willing to give away their products and services […]

Five Creative and Free Things to Do This Year

Tweet Are you looking for a creative project to do this year that doesn’t require loads and loads of cash?  Life can get pretty boring if you find yourself in the same rut. Going to the movies, visiting the local theme park each year, and sitting around watching TV when you’re bored. How about trying […]

5 Frugal Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

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Tweet Valentine’s Day leaves a lot to the imagination.  In fact, frugal guys and gals find all sorts of ways to celebrate February 14th.  You don’t have to rely on overpriced chocolates and flower arrangements to make your sweetheart happy.  With a little imagination and even less money, you can make it a day to […]

Hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap

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Tweet A few years ago, I had the privilege of attending a holiday cookie swap at a friend’s house and have wanted to write about it ever since.  It was a marvelous spread filled with cookies of every size, shape, and flavor. The rules of the swap were actually very easy.  Bake a plate of […]

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments With Your Kids

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Tweet An Easy Salt Dough Ornament Recipe The holidays are a time where creativity is encouraged.  Trimming your tree can be costly if you opt to purchase each and every one of your ornaments from the store.  Rather than incur these unnecessary costs, think about other festive ways to decorate.  In fact, with a little […]

Five Great Gifts You Can Make For Under $5

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Tweet Whoever said that something had to be expensive in order for it to be meaningful never knew the joy of a handmade gift!  Not only are these types of presents rich with sentimental value, they also capture the spirit of the holidays with their simplicity and personal nature. A handcrafted gift is truly special […]