Posts tagged "Chicago"

Free Holiday Photos on Michigan Avenue!

Free Holiday Photos on Michigan Avenue!
Take your friends and family (And Pets!!!) to the Shops at North Bridge (520 N Michigan Avenue) in Chicago this holiday season. You can take free holiday photos for families, friends and even pets!!! (on certain days). Guests can take a picture with Santa (or a winter back-drop), edit, and print their photo all for... Read more »

Aldi - a great place for cheap groceries!

Aldi Stores have been popping up all over Chicago lately since the Great Recession (2008 – ?).  But while Aldi is new to the mainstream, until recently the only Aldi I had ever heard of was on the outskirts of Coshocton, Ohio. My Grandmother and I would go shopping there when I stayed at her... 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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Summer Deals of the Day!

Carrera Gipsy sunglasses on Jordana Brewster
New Deal from YouCeleb! It’s a sunny day and that means you need a sweet pair of designer shades to look hot this summer!  So,….have you seen today’s deal? Carrera Gipsy sunglasses for only $88! Amazon sells them for $126 and you can pay nearly double the YouCeleb price at Macys for $140.  Also a... Read more »

The Cheapest Cubs Game Ever!

The Cheapest Cubs Game Ever!
So a couple weeks ago my hubby and I went to a Cubs pre-party, Cubs Game (Bleacher Bum seats!) and after party with snacks for under $10 TOTAL!  The biggest cost was taking the EL which we realized later, it was such a nice day, we could’ve just biked down to Wrigley from Evanston! After... Read more »

Fru-Girl in Chicago ON AIR with Frank Fontana!

I was on air with Frank Fontana’s The Down and Dirty DIY Show at the Craftsman Experience Studio!  Listen in to hear my frugal tips on saving money this summer on drinks and cool summer treats!  Frank also says, SING SOMETHING!  and I end up singing a bit of Gershwin’s “Summertime”!
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Free Chicago Museums This Week!

Free Chicago Museums This Week!
School’s out!  Don’t let your brain turn into mush – after all, if you’re not learning, you’re dying!  I don’t know who said that, but it scares you enough to keep learning, right?   Anyway, there’s a slew of free museums this week!   The Field Museum of Natural History, FREE ENTRY, Today – Friday, June 10! ... Read more »

Cheap Eats: DIY Magic Shell Topping!

Cheap Eats: DIY Magic Shell Topping!
You want to eat healthy this summer and cheaply….well both can’t be done buying that bottled Magic Shell Topping!  It’s almost 4 dollars a bottle and is full of ingredients you can’t pronounce!   Here’s my solution…. 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 tsp Coconut Oil (I use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil bought on Amazon) ... Read more »

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 »
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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 »