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 [...]

Jul 012014
 
Free Secrets of Real Estate Investing Kindle eBook

50 Simple Secrets To Be A Happy Real Estate Investor by John Fedro is free right now on Amazon.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the [...]

Jun 232014
 
[Expired] Free Thrifty Chicken Breeds Kindle eBook

[Expired] Thrifty Chicken Breeds: Efficient Producers of Eggs and Meat on the Homestead by Anna Hess is free right now on Amazon.  I don’t know about you, but I never realized that certain chickens were thriftier than others.  I’d love to raise our own chickens, but we don’t have a good setup for it at our house. [...]

Jun 232014
 
Does Time Equal Money?

There’s a controversial article in The Simple Dollar in which the author described watching a woman at Target argue with the checkout person about the fact that she was being overcharged $10 for a pair of stools. After 20 minutes, the manager came over and the price was lowered by $10, as the woman had [...]

Jun 192014
 
Free Couponing 101 Kindle eBook [Expired]

[Expired] Couponing 101: Simple Tips for Saving BIG is free right now on Amazon.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the “Buy Now With 1 Click” button. [...]