Oct 142014
Save Money with Cash Back Sites

I wanted to share a quick tip about saving a little extra when shopping online.  You’re probably already familiar with using coupon codes for online shopping (No? You can find them at Retail Me Not and Coupon Cabin), and you may be earning cash back through your credit card rewards program, but did you know [...]

Sep 102014
Cash-Only Challenge Part VI: The Wrap-Up

This is the last post in a series called the Cash-Only Challenge, in which I document my husband and I reluctantly giving up credit cards and using actual, physical cash for all of our purchases (imagine that!).  We wrapped up the challenge a while ago, but I’m just now reporting back to you on how it all turned out. You may wish [...]

Jul 252014
Good Reads: Work at Home Jobs, Packing Like a Minimalist…

If you’re interested in working from home, Kiplinger put together a list of “10 Great Work-at-Home Jobs” that is worth a look.  They list potential employers for each job and vetted them to make sure none of them were scams. Traveling this summer?  Needing some inspiration on how to pack light?  Check out this short [...]

Jul 232014
That Extra 30 Cents…

One of the biggest criticisms of a frugal lifestyle is that it involves too much time “pinching pennies”- that any savings gained by frugal choices are insignificant, and in any event are nullified by the amount of time expended to obtain the savings.  I take exception to this criticism on two grounds: The savings gained [...]

Jul 042014
Good Reads- 50 Fun, Free Activities and more

If you have kids, you might find that summer arrives with an endless string of expenses in tow: day camps, amusement parks, movie tickets, eating out… I know for me, it’s not a great feeling to see so much money getting drained out of our budget.  Trent at The Simple Dollar has put together a solid [...]