Whether it be because of employment circumstances, moving, or another personal situation, living in extended stay motels could be the affordable housing solution you’re looking for! Cheap extended stay hotels can be comfortable and practical — for yourself or your entire family — as temporary housing for a few months. Here’s what it’s like living in a motel, how much it costs, and how to find monthly hotel rentals that meet your needs best.
If you're thrifty like us, then you're always looking for frugal tips to save more money. Nothing feels better than knowing you've gotten a good deal! Here are some really great frugal tips that we've tried and tested.
Thinking about purchasing an external hard drive? CD player? Wrist watch? Or cable TV? You might want to think twice! These are just a few of the items appearing on this massive list of things that are slated to become obsolete products soon.
What is the best day to laundry? Go to a theme park? Weigh yourself? Find a job? Buy a house? Here you will see the best day of the week to do practically everything — from shopping and buying things to selling and starting things. Before you tackle your next big activity, start here to see the best day to do it!
In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
Stay away from pre-made store-bought party trays! You can save tons of money by making your own food platters. Choose the veggies you like, make your own dip, and use items you probably already have in your kitchen to save money on party food & party supplies. Gone are the days where you need to buy meat & cheese platters from the store. There are so many tips and tricks here to help you make your own!
If you’re anything like me you most likely travel on a budget. I’ve learned some cool tips and tricks along the way that allow you to pay lower airline fees, save on your smartphone bills, and find cheap travel accommodations. Plan ahead if you have a vacation coming up to save the most money while on your trip.
Interested in ways to save money bulk shopping, but not sure if it’s going to be cost effective for you? I had that very same fear. But I’ve learned how to save money buying in bulk with a friend and splitting the purchases — and the fees! Here are my best tips to help you buy bulk items with friends, family, or neighbors. I’ll also explain how to set up a bulk buying co-op. Let’s get started today!
You probably have everything to make diy window treatments lying around your house somewhere. Can you imagine how you’ll save money making curtains or diy blinds? I can tell you, you’ll save hundreds of dollars! Grab your old scarves, belts, jewelry, and the dimensions of your windows — put on your diy hat and get ready to save some money!
Summer is right around the corner and I bet you’re ready for a vacation! You don’t need to head to the bank to start a vacation savings account. Grab a mason jar and get ready to make saving for vacation fun! Here are some easy tips for starting a vacation fund jar — and getting the entire family involved.
How many reusable shopping bags do you have? Get in the habit of carrying your reusable bags to some of your favorite stores to receive discounts. Check out the latest information on how important reusable grocery bags really are. You’ll also find out where to find reusable bags and how to recycle your disposable plastic bags.
If you’re wondering how to save money for a house, I’ve got some simple and fun ideas for you! These ideas worked for me: turn your hobbies into money, use cash instead of credit cards, sell your old stuff, and 6 other great tips to try when saving money for a house. Think outside-the-box and start putting money aside for your down payment and closing costs on your first home.
Question: What’s the deal with Forever stamps? How can they last forever when the price of stamps increases all the time? Answer: If you have Forever Postage Stamps, you’re safe. In fact, you’ll earn a few extra pennies on those stamps if you buy them before the next postage rate increase. The bottom line: if you haven’t purchased Forever Postage Stamps before, you might want to now!
In order to prevent others from senselessly spending too much on postage (we spent $15… twice!), take it from me, it MATTERS whether you use someone’s post office box versus their physical street address when sending something through the mail. Here are my tips for shipping via USPS, FedEx, and UPS — so hopefully you won’t have to learn the hard way like I did.
Sure, you want to save money on car insurance – who doesn’t? But how much car insurance coverage do you really need? How much comparison shopping should you do? Here are the tips I’ve used to save on car insurance.
Here are 3 legit ways to claim lost funds. Plus how to know if there’s free unclaimed money waiting for you or not.
Oh how I love making homemade gifts! Some gifts can be expensive to buy but cheap to make. You can drain your bank account when it comes to Christmas shopping or other gift-giving times. Are you tired of shopping online and want to save money? Gifts don’t have to be costly, especially when you make […]
Hit the thrift stores, ditch excessive gift wrapping, make your own holiday cards, and host a potluck party – all great you can enjoy Christmas on a budget this year!
Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
A tight grocery allowance doesn’t stop me from eating healthy on a budget. Interested? Good food choices and a few kitchen skills are all you need to start.
I’m 50. And I like discounts. Here’s the official list of senior discounts at 50 + My favorite AARP discounts that we use all the time when we’re traveling.
I love saving money – especially when treating myself! Recently I planned a staycation close to home. I highly recommend these money-saving staycation ideas
Looking for the best ways to save money? Avoid purchasing pre-made or finished items, know the best times to buy products you need, and 4 more great tips.
Spending too much money on items you use everyday? Consider online shopping, buy generics, plus 3 more savvy tips on how to save money on household items.
Name brands cost more than store brand products (you’re paying for the advertising), yet the quality is often the same. Save money and buy generic!
7 secrets for maximizing thrift store shopping and finding unique back to school clothes for young school age kids AND college students.
Airline pricing glitches occur several times a year. Here’s how you can be one of the lucky ones and find a really great deal on cheap airline tickets!
Watching movies just got a whole lot more affordable with these tips for saving money on movie tickets and movie rentals.
At dollar stores, while most of the items are $1, NOT all of the items are a bargain! Here’s how to tell when dollar store products are a good bargain or not…
Lots of frugal ideas to help you save money each time you go to the grocery store.
Online bartering is VERY popular right now! Here’s what you need to know when it comes to exchanging goods or services with others who want to trade things online.
My own tips for finding the best bargains at dollar stores. Plus, creative tips for shopping at dollar stores from others who’ve fine-tuned the process of shopping at the dollar store semi-regularly.
Perhaps you’ve dabbled in frugal living in the past, but you never could completely adapt to living frugally year round. Well, here are 5 ways to develop a frugal living mindset and stick to it. The good part: you’ll be saving a whole lot of money soon!
Want to know the best days to shop for particular items? Like knowing what the best way to save money is? Here’s what you should buy and on which days if you want to save money!
Smart shopping is necessary at the grocery store to make sure you don’t spend more than you need to. Knowing a few tips can help you save money every time you make the trip. This article lists 10 easy ways to save money at the grocery store that everyone can apply.
How to save money on postage. Buying Forever Stamps might be one option… or not.
How to save $50 a month simply by changing the way you look at things. It’s not always about putting cash aside. It’s about changing the way you think and how you look at things, that’s all!
Here’s a list of things you should NEVER pay full price for… especially since you can usually find new — or next to new — items at drastically reduced prices if you just look in the right places.
A recent study shows 4 types of consumers emerging from the recession. Pragmatic Spenders, Apathetic Materialists, Involuntary Penny-Pinchers, Steadfast Frugalists. Which are you?
Simple ways to keep your brain from telling you that it’s okay to spend more than you really want to when you’re out shopping.
Organize your home, save big money. See how organizing and decluttering your house actually saves you money in the long run.
Save your hard earned dollars by getting free stuff to replace the stuff you would normally buy!
If you’re wondering how to save money on groceries — you’re going to love this list of suggestions and tips for saving money on groceries. Consider bulk-buying, pay attention to off-brand items, and make sure you finish all items before you buy new ones. These are seriously easy tips you probably have overlooked.
Check out these websites that you can visit before you go to the grocery store! They’ll help you save money.
Learn one way that you can cut the cost of doing laundry in half, simply by taking one extra step with your dryer sheets.
How much do you know about barter websites? I’ve got the best information for bartering “newbies” including 2 popular personal trading websites explained and business trade websites reviewed. What you need to know about barter and trade sites and how the barter system works online.
I love free stuff… to a certain degree. But I also think you should be aware of what those free things will really cost you. Here are some ripoffs to watch out for…
Check with your grandma — she has tried and true ways to save money. Why? Because many of our grandparents were alive during the great depression. Therefore, they have a great deal of knowledge about how to cut corners and save money. Here are savings tips from Grandma…
Here are some ideas for frugal party planning, no matter what the occasion… We cover food, decorations, invitations, and more.
Cutting back on expenses and saving a little money here & there doesn’t mean sucking all of the enjoyment from your life. You can still get ice cream treats with your family. You can still have the occasional shopping spree. On those days when I feel that I will burst if I cannot spend some money, here’s what I do…
I seem to have developed a standard uniform for everyday dress. I am sure other frugal people can attest to this. For me, the frugal uniform consists of dressing primarily in comfortable black slacks and black or white shirts. For others, it may mean wearing jeans and t-shirts. I know a few frugal men who stick to gray and navy slacks with white shirts.