entertaining · indulging

Holiday Dinner Group Gathering

Here's an easy formula for frugal living and entertaining - dinner group. Good food + good friends = dinner group. It's always good fun - and doesn't break any budgets! Rotate hosts, rotate homes, and rotate who's bringing what and you've got dinner group. Find some friends - 8 people is a good number -… Continue reading Holiday Dinner Group Gathering

lifestyle

Where to Recycle Electronics

Electronics seem like they need to be upgraded before they're barely out of the box. If you're looking for ways to keep your electronics out of the landfill and recycle them, check out these organizations and companies. There are several options for recycling - and you can even mail items. Where to recycle electronics Free… Continue reading Where to Recycle Electronics

home + garden

Smart and Simple Home Organization

Since the 1970’s one business that has soared in the United States is the “self-storage” or “mini-storage” industry. It seems that in this country, we need to store our stuff - and plenty of it - and there’s no room left inside of our homes. Home organization experts can be hired to help with the… Continue reading Smart and Simple Home Organization

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Reducing Transportation Expenses

This is the fourth in a series of money saving strategies for reducing your FAITH expenses. FAITH = food, apparel, insurance, transportation, and housing. Here are my top tips for saving money on transportation in your budget. Thou shalt not lease – Leasing equals buying a car - only on really bad terms. Keep driving… Continue reading Reducing Transportation Expenses

home + garden

Laundry Detergents to Use and Why

Laundry detergents, much like all other cleaning and consumer products, can be filled with all sorts of bad ingredients – even when they claim to be “natural” or “green.” These claims are confusing to me and unfortunately, no one or a particular part of our government is checking to make sure these claims are actually… Continue reading Laundry Detergents to Use and Why

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Reducing FAITH Expenses: Insurance

This is the third in a series of money saving strategies for reducing your FAITH expenses. FAITH = food, apparel, insurance, transportation, and housing. Insurance costs can really creep up if you’re not careful. I have to force myself to really look at the statements and keep track of what the policies cost and how… Continue reading Reducing FAITH Expenses: Insurance