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Tag Archives: frugal

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. […]

5 Ways to Deck Your Halls with Holiday Artwork

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden

Guest Post Image Source When most of us think of holiday decorations, we think of things like tinsel, wreaths, bows, and of course Christmas trees. While all of those things are important, the right artwork can be another wonderful way to add a touch of Holiday flare to your home. 1.Think Outside the Box A […]

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 on Your Christmas Shopping This Year

Guest Post Image Source Ahead of the Game If you have planned your Christmas shopping to the degree that you should do, then you will know precisely what you are going to spend and on whom. The big problems with Christmas shopping tend to come when you have left it all to the last minute […]

Saving money by growing vegetables and herbs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source People are trying to find different ways to save money. However, all ways are not convenient for everyone. One of the easiest and universally accepted ways is to grow your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a piece of land and a heart to do gardening. Your grocery bills […]