Category: Frugal Living

30 More Simple Ways to Save Money

Last year, we came up with our 100 Simple Ways to Save Money post. We’ve continued to come up with new ways to save money. Some are from our own experiences, some we learn about from other blogs. And whenever we send out one of our weekly newsletters, we include a new money-saving tip as well …

Use What’s In Inventory

When Jon and I were first dating, Jon decided to make me lunch. He introduced me to one of his favorite concepts: use what’s in inventory. As a frugal bachelor, he didn’t have a big pantry stock, so Jon made me a Texas Tuna Soup. It consisted solely of Top Ramen, a can of tuna, a little vegetable …

Yikes! I Think I Need a Price Book!

I try to be smart about spending. I try not to buy things my family doesn’t need, and I try not to pay too much for things that we do. I think I’ve gotten really good about spotting the best value among a store’s offerings…when I’m at the store. But across visits or between stores? I’m …