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

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