By Erin Huffstetler
1. Befriend the Library
Buying books and movies gets expensive, and even renting can add up. Take a trip to your local library; and you'll find all of the latest books and movies available free of charge. Still like the idea of renting? Then, sign up for Netflix or Blockbuster. With plans starting at $5, the damage to your budget will be mimimal.
2. Clip Coupons
Take the time to clip coupons for the grocery items that you buy regularly,
Updated 08-20-2008 at 09:32 AM by C@rol
By Erin Huffstetler
Saving money is an essential part of the frugal lifestyle, so what's keeping you from doing it? Here are three of the most commonly cited reasons for not saving money, and some ways to work around them:
Not Enough Money
The bottom line: you're never going to have "enough" money; so don't wait for it to happen. Rework your budget to free up some cash; cut back on your spending; or find ways to bring in more money. Even if you're only
Okay, so this has absolutely nothing to do with living a frugal lifestyle, it is more of an editorial.
I was in a coffee shop today, and there was a man sitting across from me with what I can only describe as, well, a flattened poodle on his head. He was about 50 years old, and otherwise looked like the picture of health and success. Except for the flattened poodle on his head.
Now I know that baldness is for some men what menopause is for women: it makes them questions
Will post more later, but the meal plan and spending has gone haywire for a couple of days. Also, I am going to see a therapist. I may have anxiety and depression from my infertility. I will have more info. on Monday after my appointment.
Today I went grocery shopping with my elederly father and my DS26...it is like shopping with a comedy team, but all the jokes are on me...lucky I love them!!
Anyhow, I think I am getting this stockpiling thing, because my cupboards have never been so full.
What I have been doing is basically buying staples (milk, bread) and fresh veggies for the best prices I can get, and then buying other things when they are on sale, and buying them in multiple quantities...I think