Browsing category: Sensible Frugality

“Farm-Fresh” Eggs — When Organic Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Yesterday I needed six eggs for a sponge cake, so I opened one of the new boxes of “farm-fresh” organic eggs that my husband had purchased on Friday.


Energy Conservation & Convenience — A Trade-Off?

Our last electric bill was for $270.19. Of that amount, $116.57 was for charges that have been recently added to the monthly bills with no explanation either on the bill or on the company web site…


Real Advice for the Current Economic Situation

I listened this morning as another expert urged restraint in this current economic situation. “Keep calm,” he said. “So you may have to postpone buying your new car until next year.”


Stretching Ground Beef in a Recipe

One day last week I received a very interesting message from a reader named Kirstie. Kirstie is originally from New Zealand, but she and her husband and children have recently moved to the United States because of her husband’s job.


Getting Out Of Debt: Know Why You Buy

Three people I know very well do a LOT of shopping. They each have vastly different buying habits, but the one thing they all have in common is that they all consider shopping to be a recreational activity, or something they do when they’re bored.


Are Buyer’s Clubs A Frugal Choice?

Are the savings at buyer’s clubs worth the membership fee? For us… for a while… the answer was yes. Now I’m not so sure. The only buyer’s club within an hour’s drive for us is a BJ’s Wholesale Club.


Our Journey To A Debt Free Life

On our wedding day, my husband and I were both just out of school. Neither of us had any savings or anything of any value to bring to our marriage, but I don’t remember ever worrying about finances then.