A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

When you're a family of five living on one income (mine) with aggressive mortgage payoff and college savings goals, having a frugal good time is a must. Does that mean we sit at home in the dark all weekend (to save on electricity, of course), reading free books from the library by candlelight? Of course … Continue reading A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

When I was a kid, I can distinctly remember going to the library all the time. I was a voracious reader and would take out many, many books each time – finishing them very quickly. I can remember learning how to use the card catalog (the actual one, with cards, in a giant filing cabinet! … Continue reading Everything’s Free! All the time! Come on Down! or My Love of the Library

How do Personal Finance bloggers celebrate the New Year?

It's time to celebrate the new year - get dressed up in fancy clothes, go out to dinner and a show, and basically just throw some money out the window, right?   Well you knew that wouldn't be the case with your favorite personal finance bloggers, right? Yesterday I told you about my family's plans … Continue reading How do Personal Finance bloggers celebrate the New Year?

Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30

New years eve. It's the time when you go out to a bar, or a party, and drink too much-right? Well, not in our house. We stick to staying home and having a fun and frugal time together with our three boys (now 13, 9 and 1 1/2). The oldest boys look forward to New … Continue reading Planning a Fun and Frugal Family New Years Celebration for under $30

Four Frugal Christmas Family Fun Ideas

Looking for some fun ideas on frugal things you and your family can do together to get excited for Christmas? Look no further. As a busy working mom of three, I'm always on the lookout for things I can do in the evenings and weekends with my kids. After all, the older ones spend the entire … Continue reading Four Frugal Christmas Family Fun Ideas