$14 Gourmet Valentine’s Dinner for Two

Even when you don’t have much cash on hand, you can have a special dinner for Valentine’s Day. You can create a special Valentine’s Dinner for 2 people for under $14.00. The secret to a frugal romantic dinner is the setting so let’s start with that. If you are thinking ahead you can purchase 10‑15 […]

Valentine’s Day On A Dime

Using a little imagination, you can make your Valentine’s day a little more fun and a lot less expensive. If you want to add a little personalized romance or if you don’t have the time or money to buy all the pre-made things in the store, here are some ideas from livingonadime.com to help you […]

Thanksgiving Feast!

It’s really hard to find ways to save on your Thanksgiving dinner because, let’s face it — It doesn’t get a whole lot cheaper than a turkey dinner! Still, I have found some ways that you can save and today I’ll pass them on to you! For starters, the larger turkeys are usually cheaper, so […]

These Hard Economic Times

I keep asking myself, “Has the world gone crazy?” What are people talking about when they say “these hard economic times?” I am so confused because I hear so many people say these are such hard economic times but, at the same time, what I see happening with my own eyes and hearing with my ears […]

Save Up to 50% on your grocery bill!

I have discovered the secret of saving money feeding babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Well, I can’t take the credit for it. My mom taught it to me many years ago but I didn’t put it into practice until the first financial crisis we had when my husband was laid off. What I have been practicing […]

Saving On Your Grocery Budget When You’re Tired

Robbi writes: I have fibromyalgia and a host of other ailments, most of them chronic. There are days when I just want to grab the first things I see and get out of the store and back home to rest. How do you get your shopping done for the week without killing yourself and destroying […]

Save Money Being Polite

People often ask how I always get such good deals, like the excellent deal I got on my washer and dryer. One of the ways I am able to get better prices on things is just by being nice. A lot of times, if I have a problem and have to talk to customer service, […]

Save on Groceries Before You Leave Home

One of the easiest ways to save money on your grocery bill starts before you even leave the house. It’s no extra work, you don’t have to deprive yourself of anything and you don’t have to clip any coupons. What is it? Stop wasting food. On average most families throw away 50% of the food […]

Save on School Lunches

It’s August and that familiar time of year when yellow school buses fill the neighborhoods. You’re back to hectic mornings, finding everyone’s books and papers and trying to get them out of the door on time… and you now have 180 lunches to make over the next 9 months if you have 1 child and […]

To Roast or Not to Roast!

Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin — Now what does he do with it? Every fall I get many questions about what to do with pumpkins. Many people find curious fascination in imagining what it would be like to grow these versatile little gems, as if growing something that produces a large fruit is […]

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