New Technology Slashes Electricity Bills for Texans

This post is brought to you by Energy Ogre. If you live in a deregulated market in Texas (and millions do), there is a new technology company that is helping people save 40-60% off their energy bills. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and I can’t believe how much our electric bill is! If […]

Thrifty Thursday: 5 Ways to Save Money

5 Painless Ways to Save Money Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / So you want to save up for something big? Like a vacation. Or new dryer. Or just have a little extra padding in your savings? Here are 5 fun ideas to make it require a little less effort to save up.

Thrifty Thursday: Get the Most out of Your Toiletries

Image courtesy of artur84 /      Here are a few ways to make some of your toiletries and personal care products last longer, thus possibly saving some money because you don’t use the items up as fast. Some may be familiar, some you may not have thought about. 

Thrift Thursday: Reuse These Baby Items

     Well, here are a couple of baby items you can revive or reuse, after you might have thought they were no longer useable.

Fun Friday: DIY Holiday Countdown Calendar

Here is a little Christmas countdown calendar I made for my daughter. The one I made was really cheap because it was mostly reusing packaging from other products–egg cartons and a cereal box. The most expensive part was the bag of candy to put in it!

Thrifty Thursday: Plan Black Friday with Find & Save

This post is brought to you by Find and Save. It’s November, which means Thanksgiving is approaching. And Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the day to pick up the best deals on everything from electronics to toys to clothes. Whether you participate in holidays or not, Black Friday is a great time […]

Thrifty Thursday: Free “Perfect” Portions

       Do you ever just want to use only one boneless chicken breast for a meal? Casseroles, stir-fry, whatever–sometimes all you need is one (when your family is small).      Well, I used to store them in the freezer in pairs in quart size bags. It seemed like a waste of space and bags to just put one […]

Thrifty Thursday: 10 Easy, Money-Saving Grocery Swaps

      Looking for ways to save money on groceries? Here are some easy swaps that can help you shave some dollars off your grocery bill, even if you just do one or two!      1. Buy 70% percent ground beef, instead of 85, 90 or 93% ground beef. Why? When you cook the ground beef, […]

Thrifty Tursday: 3 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Budget

3 Ways to Save Money on Groceries      These things are easier said than done, I know! But a few really basic and theoretically simple things to do (and I’m still working on these myself!) in order to save on food are:

Thrifty Thursday: Produce Bag Scrub Pad

     Today I’m going to tell you about something that’s so simple it almost doesn’t need an explanation. I haven’t been doing this very long and I can’t even remember where I first got the idea. But did you know you can make a scrub pad out of a produce bag, such as one that […]