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Diaper Buying Basics for New Parents!

What do you know about Diapers? I knew that diapers were expensive,….and that was about it.  When I walked into CVS the other day, I looked at prices of the different brands, and random sizes and weight ranges, and called my Mom in a panic, “I don’t know anything about diapers!!” I exclaimed.  What size is my... Read more »

"Be Nice on Black Friday"

Updated 1PM 11/23/2011 – with the recent comments, I changed the title for this guest post.  Here’s a special bonus from my good friend and guest contributor, Theresa Egan. She wrote this great article last Thanksgiving, and I figured it was worth a re-post for “pre-Black Friday”. Here’s her helpful advice to keep in mind... Read more »

Frugal Christmas...Advent

Frugal Christmas...Advent
As Christmas approaches, I find this is the most inspiring times to think about personal finance.  This season many people suffer in financial woes and think that their credit card statement or bank account has to curb their Christmas celebrations.  This season I will be encouraging readers to enjoy and celebrate Christmas.  Not Santa and... Read more »
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Free Entertainment for the Family - A Christmas Carol!

Take your family and friends to the classic Christmas Carol! It’s a wonderful opera production put on by Northeastern Illinois University for two nights only on November 18 and 19th.  On Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m come and enjoy this delightful version of A Christmas Carol, the original story by... Read more »

Frugal dinner idea...SOUP!

Soup is easy, frugal and especially delicious at this time if year! What makes it even easier, is having it already prepared for you!  My friends at Bertolli are offering one of my readers a free SOUPerb Kit!  How awesome is that!  Free soup is even more frugal! So, Here’s your chance to WIN!!!!   Just... Read more »

Get a new job, Part 1

Part 1 – Start Thinking About it… Many folks have financial issues because their current position can’t cover all their financial needs.  There are too ways to solve this issue: Stop spending beyond your means (America, cough, cough) OR Get a bigger paycheck and get yourself a promotion! “It’s a rough economy” and “raise freezes”... Read more »
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Economics of Groceries

I began writing my frugal blog in 2009…”back then” butter could be found for $2/lb and sour cream was .99 cents for 16 oz.  My, my how dairy has skyrocketed!  If only I could’ve invested in “Dairy Futures” back then! Today, I am lucky to find Sour Cream  – just plain sour cream, nothing special, not “Truffle Oil... Read more »

Frugal End of Summer Deals

Hola frugal amigos!  I’m back from my summer break! Today’s September weather is beyond beautiful, and now that my apartment windows are open, (Yay!  No AC bill!) I can begin to use my oven more frequently!  Fall is the perfect time to open your windows and roast a home-cooked dinner in the oven.  As a... Read more »

Frugal DIY Harry Potter fun!

Frugal DIY Harry Potter fun!
I have been a Harry Potter fan ever since I stood in line at Borders with my BFF Erin at midnight to buy the 4th book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  My husband and I even stopped over at Platform 9 3/4 when we were in London last summer to try our chances... Read more »
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Get Crazy With 'QRazy Panda'!

Get Crazy With 'QRazy Panda'!
Who doesn’t like partying?  Who doesn’t like Pandas??  Combine the two adding in philanthropy and crazy deals or “partying with a purpose” and you have a winning combination! QRazy Panda is a new collective buying website starting up in Chicago that’s fun, interactive and gets you deals to go to party while also giving back... Read more »