What are Sinking Funds and How Should I Use Them?

Sinking funds are budgetary needs for which you save a specific amount each month. Then, when the total amount is saved, you spend it, tracking each expense from that sinking fund, to insure you don’t spend more than you have available. You can really make just about any budget category into a sinking fund. However, … Read moreWhat are Sinking Funds and How Should I Use Them?

Keep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

When the thermometer rises, it’s time to turn to recipes which keep the heat out of the kitchen. Using kitchen tools like your microwave, pressure cooker, air fryer, and crockpot will help eliminate sources of excess heat. Thankfully, there is a huge assortment of seasonal produce, which aligns perfectly with the goal of creating meals … Read moreKeep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

My First COVID-19 Grocery Haul at Mediterranean Mart

I ventured into an actual brick and mortar store today for the first time in over two months! Due to concerns about my husband’s health, we have been practicing serious social distancing since the pandemic began. Since the numbers are falling and I was ready to brave the store, I chose to support my favorite … Read moreMy First COVID-19 Grocery Haul at Mediterranean Mart

My New Challenge: Once A Month Grocery Shopping

Drum roll, please! I have challenged myself to wait 28 days before my next grocery shopping trip. That’s right! I want to test the waters of once-a-month grocery shopping. Over the years, I’ve stretched the amount of time between grocery visits and found that it really does save me money. However, even for me, an … Read moreMy New Challenge: Once A Month Grocery Shopping

How to Avoid Four Expensive Energy Wasting Habits

These days we are all fighting COVID-19 with social distancing and staying at home. However, all this family togetherness may be raising your utility bills. There are four habits, which I’ve noticed in my own home in the past four weeks, which directly impact our energy usage. As I share each with you, I’ll also … Read moreHow to Avoid Four Expensive Energy Wasting Habits

Quick and Easy 30-Minute Pantry Meal Planning

Shopping your pantry can be both fun and economical. We are currently trying to stay out of all public spaces, the grocery store included. So, my pantry has become ground zero for planning a variety of meals, without leaving the house. Here’s a look at my tried and true method for meal-planning using primarily items … Read moreQuick and Easy 30-Minute Pantry Meal Planning

5 Reasons the Frugal Fare Well in a Recession

Ever since the 2008 recession, I’ve heard rumblings of another economic downturn, coming soon. While experts pontificate on when and how it will happen, those of us who have lived a life of consistent frugality are preparing in a little different manner. If you are concerned or just want to throw up your hands in … Read more5 Reasons the Frugal Fare Well in a Recession