Archive for November, 2008

Do You Really Need That Day After Thanksgiving Shopping Spree?

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I'm a big believer in saving money anytime and everywhere a person can.  But, the day after Thanksgiving?  Yes, I've joined the teaming mass of shoppers throughout the years on that day-of-days for some extreme shopping.  And, yes, you can get some really great bargains.  In my experience, though, I've ...

Two Birds Are Better Than One

Monday, November 24th, 2008

As far back as I can remember, my Mom always made one huge turkey for Thanksgiving. It was always glorious and beautiful, but we had a big family which means we battled over the two drumsticks.  After we got older, my Mom started making two smaller turkeys.  Pure genius!  If ...

Don’t Throw Out That Bird … It’s Soup Time!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This may be something you haven't seen since you were little and had Thanksgiving Dinner at your Grandma's house, but this frugal cooking tip may be worth resurrecting.  Making soup stock out of the leftover carcass of the turkey seems to be a process that's gone by the way in ...

Meals Planned For The Week? Best Laid Plans Foiled Again!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Time is money. Watching your money also involves watching your time. It makes sense, then, that saving time is saving money.  If you've already discovered that planning your meals ahead of time is saving you, not only time, but money, good for you!  But, have you found yourself, still, even ...

Pizza And Corn Dogs: Frugal And Nutritious…How?

Friday, November 14th, 2008

If you're like me, you've been watching your budget for some time now.  Family meals are one of the first and best places to start cutting back on expense; there's always an alternative to high priced food items.  That's fine if you are cooking for you and you alone.  What ...

Plastic Freezer Bags versus Glass Canning Jars

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Some years ago, more years than I'd like to count, I did a lot of cooking and freezing.  Well, I've started to freeze meals ahead again, cooking double recipes and freezing half, freezing fresh fruit and vegetables when in season, and all that good stuff.  I removed a meal from ...

How Much Money Are You Wasting On Bottled Water?

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

We live in an area where the water that comes out of our faucet doesn't taste so great and the quality has been questioned.  Apparently, we are not alone.  The bottled water industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years with good reason.  If you check ...

Are Those Snack Attacks Ruining Your Budget?

Friday, November 7th, 2008

If you have a few family members who are regular “snackers”, you probably have a grocery bill that could use some help.  Every time you buy bags of chips, dip, pretzels, ice cream, candy, frozen mini pizzas, and other yummies, your money is disappearing faster than you even want to ...

Been Putting Off That Rummage Sale? Try These Stress Reducers.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Here comes the dreaded rummage sale.  Whether it's a matter of clutter or a matter of making some much needed cash, a rummage sale is something that almost every family will have to face at least once in their lives.  Drive through any neighborhood and you'll see garages heaped to ...