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How to Save Money Gardening This Spring

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 11, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Home and Garden
saving money gardening

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring. This has been a cold, rainy, snowy, winter here in East Tennessee. I’m over it. I’m ready for warmer, sunnier days. And I’m ready to start gardening. There are so many things I love about spring. From the longer days to the warmer […]

Healthy Frugal Food Tips & Frugal Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Money Talk
frugal food

If you’re like me, it is important that you and your family are eating healthy. At the same time, we want to save money on our grocery bills. I have some tips that will combine the best of both worlds. You can eat healthy while saving money with some simple and healthy frugal food choices. […]

5 Ways to Save Money on your Wedding

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 4, 2016 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Money Talk
Ways to save money on your wedding flowers.

Planning your wedding day can bring on a wide range of feelings, but planning your wedding day doesn’t have to be stressful. It also doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It is very possible to have a beautiful dream wedding without breaking the bank and save money on your wedding. With these 5 […]

Don’t Miss this Great Deal: $1.00 off Coupon on Scott 1000 at Walmart

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 8, 2015 | Categories: Coupons, Frugal Tips
Scott 1000 toilet paper $1.00 off coupon at Walmart

This post is sponsored by Scott Products and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. As a frugal mom who loves saving money, especially on the basic necessities that I […]

4 Cheap Things to do in Knoxville

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 8, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Frugal Tips, Travel
4 cheap things to do in Knoxville, TN

We moved to Knoxville, TN 17 years ago and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s a beautiful city near the Great Smoky Mountains. There is so much beauty here with an abundance of things to do. Whether you are traveling through the city of Knoxville on your way to a vacation destination or live in […]

How to Spend Smart for a Brighter Financial Future

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 16, 2014 | Categories: Frugal Tips

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m frugal. I try to save what I can when I can, and I like to think of myself as a smart shopper. Spending money is easy. Too easy. But if you have to spend or want to spend, it takes a little more work to do it smartly. To […]

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20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]

5 Steps to a More Frugal 2014

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk

I’ve had this article in a draft since January and forgot about it. It’s still early in 2014 and still very relevant… Many people set New Year’s resolutions that deal with saving money or cutting costs. They want to live more frugally so they can pay off debt, start a college fund for their kids, […]

What to do with your old CDs – musicMagpie to the rescue #sponsored #music

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2013 | Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Frugal Tips, Gaming, Green, Information, Music

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I can remember how cool I thought CDs and DVDs were when they first came out(not that they’re still […]

Care Package Ideas on a Budget #Infographic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2013 | Categories: Charities, Frugal Tips, Infographs, Money Talk

When times are tough it’s difficult for some people to give like they may have once given. Yet, you still want to help. This infographic shows how a little goes a long way to help the needy or homeless. Check out the statistics and some care package ideas that won’t break the bank: Infographic by […]