My laptop is an old one. I really don't know how old it is, but I was using it in 2010 before we moved to Hawaii. It has to be plugged in, because the battery hasn't worked in years. The built-in trackpad has always been awful, so I've used a USB mouse since I got the … [Read more...] about Tightwad Tech Confessions
Living Large on the Cheap
Breakfast is an important meal in our house, and it is usually a cheap one. Breakfast is simple, so it is a good meal for practicing to economize! Pancake Breakfasts How many pancakes with maple-flavored syrup can you make with a $3 container of store-bought syrup and $5 box of … [Read more...] about Tightwad Breakfast Confessions
Cheapskate, penny-pincher, frugal, thrifty, tightwad--most of these terms do not have a positive connotation, so I try to never use them. I'm not cheap: I am a personal financial strategist! Okay... I'm a tightwad. A REASON for Tightwadding Initially, my husband and I … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Tightwad
NEVER, never waste anything that has value. This is one of the best frugal lifestyle tips you'll ever hear. If you've already acquired a product, use it until it is GONE before you replace it. Use Every Bit of Blush! Have you ever dropped a powder eye shadow or blush? The cake … [Read more...] about Frugal Tip: Use Every Drop!
Repair, Repurpose, & Recycle: get your money's worth! One of the most valuable frugal-living tips I've ever received is this one: repair, repurpose, and recycle things. Even the order of the words pertains to the message. When an item needs to be fixed or mended to … [Read more...] about Repair, Repurpose, & Recycle