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
Join me this weekend for THE PANTRY (and fridge and freezer) CHALLENGE! Win a prize! This Pantry Challenge is huge, and is NOT for the faint of heart. Get a notebook, a pen, and maybe a helper, and let us begin. Inventory your pantry. Inventory your refrigerator. … [Read more...] about Pantry Challenge: Are you ready?