Cable Alternative: Roku 2 Review

Frugal Cable Alternative: The good and the bad about the Roku.

I finally purchased that Roku I talked about in this post. Since we’ve owned it for a few weeks now, I figured it was time to do a Roku 2 review, to let fellow inquiring frugal minds know whether the Roku is a good option for those living cable-free. I’ll direct you to the Roku […]

25 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Frugal Living: These 25 homemade holiday gifts will allow you to create personalized gifts while saving money in the process. Everyone loves receiving a creative homemade gift!

I love homemade holiday gifts. I love giving them, I love getting them, and I just generally love the creativity and effort that goes into them. I’m sure I’m not the only one that smiles every time I use a homemade gift someone gave me. It makes me feel special to know that my loved […]

4 Healthy Food Swaps That Won’t Break the Bank

Frugal Living : 4 healthy food swaps that won't impact your grocery budget.

Lately, I’ve been trying to make healthier choices with the food I put on the table. Something that I know held me back for quite a while was assuming that making any healthy changes to my diet would result in a substantial increase in my grocery costs. While my grocery costs have increased overall, I’m […]


Free Printable holiday gift planner. Use this free holiday planner to organize your gift-giving and stay on budget this holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us and that means that our wallets will be losing a bit of weight. In the midst of planning elaborate holiday dinners, shopping for gifts, and all the other wallet-trimming activities that are brought about by the holidays, it can be difficult to keep track of just how much you’re […]

6 Frugal Things I Did Last Month – October

6 Frugal Things I Did Last Month - October Edition. Practical frugal ideas applied to real life.

Here are six frugal things I did in October. 1. We got a Roku. We finally bought ourselves a Roku 2. Way back in January, in my Save Money on TV post, I mentioned that I planned on reviewing the Roku. So, I will finally do it before year’s end. I won’t say too much […]

Going through Unemployment: 6 Changes we Made

6 changes we made while going through unemployment.

A few months ago I shared that my husband was suddenly laid off. Here are 6 changes we made while we were dealing with unemployment. We already lived frugally prior to the layoff, so I’ll warn you now – they’re not revolutionary concepts and they truly were small changes in the grand scheme of things. […]

How to Set a Fun-Money Budget

Budget Tip: If little splurges are derailing your frugal living goals, setting up a fun money budget can be just what you need to get your budget back on track. Here's how to set up – and stick to – a fun-money budget.

Let’s talk money – fun-money specifically! Setting a fun-money budget helps curb unplanned spending. It creates breathing room in even the tightest of budgets. And it ensures that you can splurge responsibly, while ensuring that your finances remain largely unaffected. Sounds great, right? But just how do you set up – and stick to – […]