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Meal Plans from the First Week of the $50 Budget
How to combine your staples for the first week of frugal menu planning. The parameters are using $50 for four people (two adults and two school-age children) - obviously a very tight budget!
The First Week in a $50 Food Budget for Four
A one week menu plan for a family of four in tough times.
How to Look for Quality Used Cotton Sheets
Thread count is all the rage these days, and you can buy new sheets for absurdly high thread counts, for absurdly high fees. And while a high thread count does ensure a good feel (if finer cottons are used), you won’t make a long-term bargain out of the expense.
Make Money Collecting Scrap Metal - Case Study
Foraging for metals of all kinds - aluminum, steel, brass, copper (even copper wires) and old coins, can help you add an easy extra income to your savings jar. You get to spend time outside, get some free fitness, and do your community a service by cleaning up your local area.
Buying and Cleaning Used Bedding
If you are like me, you get a thrill from discovering used luxury-level bedding and linens. I have a whole linen closet bursting with Egyptian cotton sheets, combed Pima cotton pillowcases, and the like. They feel luxurious with their superior cotton blends and higher thread counts.
Underground Guide to Living Frugal - Book Review
This is a 99 cent frugal living ebook that is worth several times its cover price. It's a Kindle download you can read free from your laptop, desktop computer, smartphone or Kindle reader.
Lemon and Citrus Leaves - Foraging and Uses
Foraging for citrus yields more than uses for fruit and rinds. Learn to make tea, cook with and craft with leaves from lemon, oranges and other citrus trees.
Avoid False Thrift - Know When to Spend More
Sometimes you need to be conscious about spending more to save money. Here are a few basic concepts to get you thinking.
Find Quality Used Bed Linens
When you buy used, you can afford to be a linen snob, buying only the best for your bed.
Frugal Grocery Shopping Basics
Besides using coupons and buying food on sale, you can actually change your food shopping behaviors at the store to save massively over time.
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