Archive for May 2011

Credit Cards, A Love-Hate Relationship

Oh credit cards, the evil of the world, but yet the points and rewards you give are so delightful, but the penalties and the finance charges are yet so frightful!  I think I have a song in the making!  Using credit cards is much like the love-hate relationship and banter from Keira Knightly’s Elisabeth Swann... Read more »

The Economy of Relationships

The Economy of Relationships
Money and finances are a major cause of tension and stress in relationships, in fact, I believe it’s on the top of the list for reasons for divorce from marriage.   The first thing I have to say is, relationships are two imperfect people, and in this case, when it comes to finances, a relationship is two imperfect... Read more »

Deals at Jamba Juice for Two Bucks!

Deals at Jamba Juice for Two Bucks!
Like Fru-Girl in Chicago on Facebook! I love Jamba Juice – especially when it’s free or cheap!!   Print this coupon to take to a Jamba Juice near you to get a 16oz size Fruit Refreshers with Coconut Water for only $2.00 until June 8th.   Choose from these three flavors: Palatable Purely Pineapple, Seductive... Read more »
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Frugal Summer Drinks!

Frugal Summer Drinks!
In the summertime when the weather is hot…. In the hot weather I love drinking a nice, tall ice cold glass of lemonade!  What would make it even better would be to add some spirits to make it into a delicious summer cocktail, and then make the cost to as close as possible to being completely... Read more »

Frugal Fun at Summer Festivals!

Frugal Fun at Summer Festivals!
Check out Chicago’s extensive festival schedule!  There’s something new and fun every week this summer!  And where there’s festivals….there’s something free to find!!   I shared some of my freebie-finding secrets with Time Out Chicago earlier this spring…check it out!   Here’s a rundown of the best FREE festivals this summer…. IN CHICAGO MAY 28... Read more »
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    I'm Stephanie, your local north-sider Chicagoan with advice on everything frugal! I enjoy living joyfully without excessive spending and sharing my 'saving money' advice and practices with others. I am a Christian and love music-making, cooking, traveling the world and of course, blogging! "LIKE" me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Frugirlsteph

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