I always joke that I come from a long line of Penny Pinchers, Frau Frugals, and Tedious Tightwads, but quite honestly it is absolutely true. And probably one of the biggest influences in my own financial life is my mother, Penny Pincher Numero Uno. She is the quintessential Frau Frugal (yes “Frau” – she’s quite […]
Visit our new list of 50 Free or Cheap Summer Activities for Kids. Today I realized that my kids only have 12 more days left in the school year. In realizing that my children get out of school in mid-May, which is NOT summer, I am finally forced to start thinking about summer activities for kids, but […]
Whenever the kids have a day off school I know I have to be prepared. I need to provide activities for the kids whether we’re at home or out and about. Sure they could sit home and hang out all day (cough*on screens*cough), but with a little direction, a long list of things to do, and […]
I am passionate about living large on a budget. When I encounter a way to feel rich and spend poor I’m happy. Granted, I’m not a really extravagant type, but I do like nice things. In order to splurge on activities such as travel and quality furniture, I cut back in many less important areas. […]
This is a guest post by Ronnie C. is a screenwriter for The Frugality Game, a free online adventure that helps families improve their finances while having fun. In the game, you’ll follow the Frugal family as they explore the world in search of treasure. Along the way, you’ll find savings tips, discounts, powerful budgeting […]
Yesterday and today we have been stuck at home with snow swirling all around us outside. It looks like a snow globe at times, lovely, clean, white and swirling, swirling, swirling. The kids have been cooped up so much this winter. With colds, with a sick mom, with snow too deep or windy to play […]
3 months ago we made the decision to become a 1 car family. In August, we took my husband’s car in for a checkup since it was making a weird sound. The car needed about $3,000 in repairs and we felt it wasn’t worth the cost of repairing it. We sold the car to our […]
We’re back from vacation, and we had a great time, and stayed in budget.
We keep costs low by visiting family.