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

Kids Making Their Own Board Game – A Lesson in Frugal Creativity

  My kids are very creative. Part of the reason is because we limit their screen time on weekdays to half an hour, and two hours on the weekends. So they’re forced to find something else to do to fill their time, and they often do interesting projects. For example, my oldest son makes 8-bit video … Continue reading Kids Making Their Own Board Game – A Lesson in Frugal Creativity