Category Archives for Frugal Tips

How To Make Candy On A Dime – Frugal Tip

I love baking and making sweet treats, especially around the holidays. They make great inexpensive gifts and candy making is actually a lot of fun. If you haven’t tried it, here are some great frugal tips from my friends Tawra and Jill at LivingonaDime.com. The tips can also be found (along with all sorts of […]

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Candy Corn Covered Pumpkin – Frugal Tip

Here’s a cute little pumpkin idea that will have your pumpkin lasting longer. Instead of carving it, cover it in candy corn pieces. For an everlasting piece, glue the candy pieces to a plastic pumpkin and cover everything with modge podge. Just use a glue gun to attach the pieces and leave the pumpkin blank […]

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Removing Stuck-On Egg – Frugal Tip

I had fun making the egg muffin cups I shared earlier today. By far the hardest part was cleaning the muffin tin after. To be honest, it was mostly my own fault. I didn’t get it cleaned up right away. Instead I let the pan sit on the counter until the egg residue was well […]

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Quick And Easy Ice Cream Sandwich – Frugal Tip

In an email that I sent out earlier today I shared that we’re making our own ice cream sandwiches. We’re baking cookies tonight and make homemade ice cream tomorrow to fill them with. While we have a lot of extra time this summer and are always looking for something fun to do, taking two afternoons […]

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Don’t Stuff Your Fridge – Frugal Tip

This week’s frugal tip is something I picked up from my mom when we were visiting the past two weeks. It has to do with her fridge and how she uses it to waste almost no food. One of the advantages of European fridges is that they are much smaller. As a result there’s less […]

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Facebook Frugal Tip Giveaway

Being frugal has become downright fashionable these days.  There are so many great ways to make the money last longer that I’d like to hear from you about how you help stretch the family budget and make the dollars go further. In honor of Smart Money Week, I thought it would be appropriate to have […]

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Frugal Produce At Ethnic Grocery Stores

Eating healthy can get pricey if you don’t watch what you buy where. With produce prices on the rise at your local grocery store, I wanted to share a tip with you this week for buying your fruits and veggies for less. Find an ethnic grocery store in your area and browse through their produce […]

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Cut The Landline – Frugal Tip

Do you still have a landline phone? It always surprises me how many people continue to pay a monthly bill for a phone that only seems to be used by telemarketers. Even worse, I recently came across an older relative who still pays a monthly rental fee for their kitchen telephone.  She’s been faithfully paying […]

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How Fresh Are Your Eggs – Frugal Tip

Sometimes recipes call for fresh eggs or older eggs. There are some things that just work out better depending on the age of your eggs. For example, if you’re making poached eggs, you want to make sure you’re using eggs that are as fresh as possible. If you’re making hard boiled eggs on the other […]

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Interesting Ways To Use Up Beans – Frugal Tip

We cook and eat a lot of beans and I always make extra to freezer or turn into things like re-fried beans for burritos and such. But it doesn’t stop there. Even with the repurposing and freezing anything that’s enough for another family meal, I end up with little bowls of leftover beans. Today I […]

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