Archive for September, 2008

Cook Like You Mean It

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Back when I was growing up, cooking was a job.  My Mom started early in the morning, baking bread and getting things ready for dinner.  Now, I'm not proposing that we go back to those back-breaking days.  But, there are some lessons to be learned here.  Right off the bat, you've ...

Family Vacation On A Very Limited Budget

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

I grew up in a large family and money was  tight.  We learned how to be frugal in every aspect of our lives.  Our family could not afford to go on extreme vacations, driving across the country, visiting amusement parks or seaside resorts.  We learned how to vacation close to ...

The Wrapping Costs More Than The Gift

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I love those little fancy gift bags. But, have you noticed the prices? The cost of wrapping a gift has become almost as expensive as what's inside. Sometimes more! It's hard to give up wrapping gifts in those pretty little bags, paper, and ribbons, but how can I justify spending that ...

Save on Kids Clothes

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

It seems that about a month after getting my kids in new clothes, they have either outgrown them already, or have managed to ruin them. I've given up buying new and expensive clothes for them, except for special occasions of course. Instead, I ask for hand-me-downs, and I shop both at consignment ...

Grocery Price Comparison

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I don't have to tell you that it can pay off big to compare prices at the grocery store. But how are you supposed to remember the cost of all those things that you buy for your family on a regular basis? On the other hand, how can you judge if ...