Oct 242014
5 Sites That Will Earn Money for Your Favorite School or Charity

These five websites make it easy to give a little extra financial support to the school or charity of your choice.  These sites function on essentially the same concept as the money-saving cash-back websites I’ve written about, in the sense that each site is a portal through which you visit your target site (“target site” […]

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 […]

Aug 082014
Bittman's Beets with Garlic Walnut Sauce, Paleofied

I was purging recipes out of my recipe binder when I came across a slip of yellowed newspaper- it was Mark Bittman’s recipe for beets with garlic walnut sauce.  (Mark Bittman is the brilliance behind How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, as well as a New York Times Columnist.)  Two days later a gorgeous bunch of […]

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 […]