Losing Weight on a Budget

August 31, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Beauty Tips · Comments Off on Losing Weight on a Budget 

There is one way to lose weight: Burn more calories than you take in. Sounds simple, right? We know it’s not! As a frugal mom struggling to lose weight, you may think the only solution is to blow the food budget on those high-priced supplements, diet foods or pre-packaged meals that the “experts” swear by. […]

Recycling as a Frugal Way of Life

August 28, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on Recycling as a Frugal Way of Life 

Recycling is actually one of the easiest ways to live frugally. Whether you’re recycling things you already own, or things you’ve picked up from a thrift shop or yard sale, recycle saves money. And even things you donate to someone else help save the environment by being one less item that thrown in a landfill. […]

Healthy Eating on a Frugal Budget

August 28, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Healthy Eating on a Frugal Budget 

You can ask most any frugal mom and she’ll tell you that eating healthy, especially on a budget, is a challenge. But finding healthy, frugal foods that our families will eat is possible. It may be that we have to change the way we think about cooking and menu planning, but there are ways to […]

Looking Beautiful for Less

August 27, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Beauty Tips · Comments Off on Looking Beautiful for Less 

Frugal moms, like everyone else, want to look as beautiful as they can, especially when money is tight. Looking beautiful gives a woman confidence that keeps her energetic and productive. But how can we look our best when money is tight and we can’t afford to buy top of the line beauty products? It’s actually […]

Simple Decorating Ideas for Frugal Moms

August 27, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Home Decorating · 1 Comment 

On average, frugal moms spend ten hours every day in their homes. That’s why creating a warm, attractive, comfortable environment is so important. But how can you make your house into a home without racking up huge amounts of debt? Here are some ideas… Paint. Decorating your walls with wallpaper can be expensive, especially if […]

Effective Time Management for Frugal Moms

August 24, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on Effective Time Management for Frugal Moms 

Frugal moms often struggle with a long list of tasks that need to be accomplished every day. These can range from preparing meals to bathing the kids, and from working an at-home business to cooking three meals every day. A frugal lifestyle requires organization to work. And time management is simply organizing yourself. But going […]

Natural Sunscreen for Frugal Moms

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on Natural Sunscreen for Frugal Moms 

Most frugal moms will admit the necessity for sunscreen for themselves and their children. Not only does sunscreen protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, it also hydrates the skin which is extremely important in maintaining healthy skin. Sun exposure not only causes premature aging, but skin cancer as well so sunscreen is […]

Great Gifts Under $5

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Holiday Ideas · Comments Off on Great Gifts Under $5 

Every year frugal moms struggle to come up with creative, yet inexpensive, gift ideas for everyone from family members to neighbors, teachers and coaches to mail carriers and delivery persons. Some people have comfortably settled into giving the same thing each year such as an aunt’s fruitcake or a friend’s crochet slippers. These ideas are […]

Track Your Finances with a Bill Paying Schedule

August 20, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Budgeting · Comments Off on Track Your Finances with a Bill Paying Schedule 

Have you ever had to pay a late fee because you forgot a due date? Or ever “lost” a bill in a pile of papers on your desk? Or ever caused an overdraft in your checkbook because you neglected to enter an automatic debit payment? Many of the most frugal moms can sadly say yes, […]

The ABCs of Frugal Living

August 20, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on The ABCs of Frugal Living 

Always return items you buy that don’t fit when you get them home. Bake your own cookies, cakes, bread, etc. Christmas shop during “day after” sales and have your gifts ready for next year. Do it yourself… anything you or a family member can do free will save money. This includes lawn care, hair cuts, […]

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