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DIY Thursday: Create the perfect meal for your mom this Mother’s Day

By Jessica Williams Mother’s Day is a day set aside to honor all of the mothers of the world. This year, give the mother in your life a day off and cook her a full meal that includes drinks, appetizers, and a dessert. Here are some recipes that won’t cost you much money or time, […]

Be Frugally Creative With Your Holiday Gift Giving This Year

By April Lewis-Parks This is the time of year where you belly is full of food, your soul is full of joy, and your wallet is full of the trace of money that once resided there. With so many back to back commercials, catalogs, radio advertisements, and other printed advertisements, this time of year can […]

DIY Thursdays: Thanksgiving Day To-Go Desserts That Will Keep Your Guests Smiling

By April Lewis-Parks With thanksgiving only two weeks away, it’s a great time to start finalizing all of the details that go in to making your Thanksgiving Day special to you and your family. The meal is all planned out. You have started to dust off your good china. The planning is nearly complete. But […]

Is Your Frugality Costing You Time and Money?

  By April Lewis-Parks OK – you know that we want you to be frugal, but you still have to be smart about it! There isn’t a piece of sound financial advice that doesn’t include a rule about living within your means, saving money or taking a frugal approach toward spending. While being more cost-conscious and […]

Gift Ideas for the Frugal Shopper

By April Lewis-Parks Many people have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. Company parties and family gatherings-love. Credit card bills and holiday weight gain-hate. Determining what to buy for your friends and family can be stressful, even more so when you have limited funds to do so. To avoid the anxiety of fighting holiday traffic […]

Recover from ‘Budgeting Burnout’

by April Lewis-Parks Living on a budget is one of the most effective ways to save money, keep debt under control, and accomplish your goals. But let’s be honest, budgeting may also require you to make sacrifices like cutting back on your morning lattes, lunches out or saying no to fun trips with your friends. […]

7 Frugal Ways to Reduce Your Cost of Living

By Courtney Hall In today’s economy people are constantly looking for ways to cut back on spending. Oddly enough, it’s the things we don’t even think twice about that seem to really add up to a huge chunk of our budget.  Do you sit and wonder where all your hard earned money went and why […]

Five Frugal Tips to Save Money On Dental Costs

By Samantha Savory Dental costs are rising faster than inflation, and although most people, including myself, loathe the regular dentist trip – it’s a necessity to be healthy and happy. =)  In an effort to cut costs throughout your budget, without going without needed care, here are some frugal budgeting tips to help you save […]

Holiday Budgeting: Making Tough Choices in a Recovering Economy

By April Lewis-Parks The holiday season is officially here and you might be tempted to pull out the credit cards and charge this year’s holiday gifts, but we have some tips to help you get the most out of your holiday shopping: Create a Holiday Budget – Don’t start your holiday shopping until you know how much […]