Movie Lover? How To Go To The Theatre For Less

Movie Lover?  How To Go To The Theatre For Less

When’s the last time you went to the movie theatre? Sticker shock? Matinee movies in West Palm Beach are $8…yes, that’s for the matinee! Don’t even ask me how much they are in the evening because I’ve never been. So, how does a frugal gal justify going to the theatre? Imagine bringing the entire family and buying popcorn, cokes and...

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10 Habits of Frugal Folks

10 Habits of Frugal Folks

We are creatures of habit. Week after week…we eat the same food, shop the same stores and follow the same routine. If your routine is a frugal one…good job. If not, it might be time to get out of your comfort zone and try new ways of doing things. Get in the habit of asking yourself if there’s a cheaper way. 10 Habits of Frugal Folks Live This...

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The Garage Sale Queen Strikes Again!

The Garage Sale Queen Strikes Again!

Not to brag, but I’m showing off 6 fabulous items I bought at a garage sale recently. Grand total: $18! Appetizer Plates, new with tags from Anthropologie for a total of $5. I came home and looked them up online…brace yourself, they sell for $8 each! Turtle Tortilla Warmer – cute, really cute for only $2. Yes, we’re Texans, and we eat a lot...

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7 Items You Should Buy Used To Get The Most For Your Money

7 Items You Should Buy Used To Get The Most For Your Money

    In this economy, buying used can get you almost all of the functionality of a new item without the price tag. While we tend to like buying items brand new from the store, some items are worth buying used. Here’s a list of some places to cut expenses without cutting corners by buying used: Furniture Furniture is usually built to last, so why spend...

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Go Forth and Be Frugal!

Go Forth and Be Frugal!

The definition of frugal according to Dictionary.com… fru·gal 1. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful. Synonyms: thrifty, chary, provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise, scrimping; miserly, Scotch, penny-pinching. Antonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, prodigal, profligate. 2. entailing little expense; requiring...

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A Garage Sale Guru Spills Her Secrets

A Garage Sale Guru Spills Her Secrets

Let’s do a little word association game. When you think about garage sales, do you think about: A. Dusty, grungy junk B. Amazing treasures If you answered A, it’s time to learn the secrets of a garage sale guru so you can start finding those amazing treasures! Hello! Let me introduce myself. I’m Kristl (aka your Garage Sale Guru). My credentials include a houseful...

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7 Easy Ways To Save Money

7 Easy Ways To Save Money

With a mortgage, kids, cars and bills that just keep coming, you may wonder how you will ever make it until the end of the month without resorting to living on peanut butter and jelly until payday, let alone save money. However, here are 7 easy ways to save money: 1. Actually create a budget Maybe your never had to learn how to make a budget, or maybe you’ve...

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