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

Finding Balance in a Time of Crisis

Two years ago, my world fell apart, as my husband of nearly 30 years was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. When COVID-19 hit, I was instantly taken back in time, to that moment of disbelief, emotional turmoil, and the recognition that life had been turned upside down and would forever be changed from that moment … Read moreFinding Balance in a Time of Crisis

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

3 Steps to Successfully Selling Used Merchandise

Selling used items on free venues like Facebook Marketplace has become a great source of generating quick cash. When you are striving to meet financial goals or finding money to pay for a sudden emergency, then it is wise to begin looking around your house and evaluating if you need to keep some of your … Read more3 Steps to Successfully Selling Used Merchandise

9 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Hummus

A recent tip on Facebook from a fellow bargain-hunter sent me to Kroger to check out a huge rack of clearance priced hummus. Now, this was no ordinary, run-of-the-mill markdown. This was the mother load of can’t-walk-away-without-buying-it sale prices! (Note: Under the Median posts contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of … Read more9 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Hummus

Easy Hacks for Creating and Maintaining a Gift Stash

This post begins with an admission. For years, I have purchased gifts at a small fraction of their full retail price and kept them stored in my closet for future gift-giving occasions. However, the area of my bedroom, affectionately referred to as my “gift stash” was an absolute train wreck! There was absolutely no way … Read moreEasy Hacks for Creating and Maintaining a Gift Stash

3 Simple Documents Will Immediately Help Your Finances

I have three important things that I do every single January. As, the New Year arrives, I take a deep breath, total up our expenses in every single category, and create an end-of-the-year spreadsheet. This Excel form tells us how much we spent in each category, how much we overspent (Yep! We do make mistakes … Read more3 Simple Documents Will Immediately Help Your Finances

6 Quick Ways to Earn Extra Christmas Cash

Christmas is, seriously, coming in a matter of days. We all want to bless others and let them know how much we appreciate them during this season of joy. But, what if you have not saved enough money for Christmas? Although much of the year is already in the rearview mirror, you do still have … Read more6 Quick Ways to Earn Extra Christmas Cash