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What is Frugality, Anyhow?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
What is frugality

Guest Post Image Source Ever talk to someone who tells you that they’re interested in frugality, love to read about frugality, and their biggest role models are thrifty people like Amy Dacyzyn and Dave Ramsey? Then you discover that these people are not poor at all – perhaps they’re even richer than you’d ever hope […]

How to Look Like a Million Dollars On Any Budget

Image Source In our modern society, EVERYTHING is influenced by your physical appearance. Your relationships, your happiness – even your job – are all influenced, in a big way, by your looks. While this is not very fair, it is the truth. If you doubt whether or not your looks can influence something like your […]

Crafty Things to Do With Leftover Party Decorations

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2012 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Fun, Guest Posts, How To

Guest Post Image Source Decorating is a must for birthday parties. Using discount party supplies is a great way to save money. Putting up streamers and using balloons with matching plates and cups is part of what makes the party fun. When you have plates, napkins and streamers left over, you might tuck them away […]

Loyalty and Reward Cards Made Easy with LOC Card

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Freebies, Frugal Tips, Savings, Shopping

I am a “loyal” user of loyalty and reward cards. In fact, I rarely grocery shop unless I have a loyalty card for that particular grocery store. Just don’t do it. I like saving money, or getting .05 cents off per gallon of gas… which I get when I shop at my local Ingles, or […]

How to Spend Less by Dressing Smarter This Winter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2012 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts

Image Source Winter is barreling in again, and right now many of you probably have your eye on a new coat or a new pair of boots. Unfortunately, while the allure of a new wardrobe is certainly tempting, you’ve got more important things to spend your money on – like groceries and your heating bill. […]

How to Have a Great Vacation without Overspending

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2012 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Planning the annual family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank; it is poor planning that often results in vacations going over budget. How can you plan a fun filled family vacation, without overspending? Set a Budget, and Stick to It Setting a budget before traveling is essential. Set a budget […]

Family Activities That Don’t Add To Your Bills

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Frugal Tips, Green, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting

Image Source Families today are looking at any ways available they can lower how much they are paying out each month to live. One of the best places to look is how much is being spent on utilities as this is something which, though necessary, can be monitored and kept under control. You would be […]

6 Tiny Money-Saving Habits That Make a Huge Difference

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source If you’re the frugal type you’d be forgiven to think that you already do everything within your power to cut down on expenses. However, even if you cut old school coupons and buy in bulk, there are still a 6 little-known tactics you may want to consider adding to your money […]

Financial Tips for Frugal Travel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 25, 2012 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Travel

Guest Post Image Source How do you afford a vacation when you’re trying your hardest to live frugally? The answer is simple: become a frugal traveler. Sometimes, the desire to hit the open road and have new experiences is just as important to your quality of life as saving money. There are various financial suggestions […]

How to Save Money – Practical Tips

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 14, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source Many people are under the assumption that putting money into the bank or into a little box under their mattress isn’t an investment. They’re wrong. Investing doesn’t just have to be about putting money into some type of stock market or investment fund to get a return on the money. Even […]