Tag: frugal

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 »

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 »

Send in your 1st Gen Nano Ipod

Do you have a 1st Gen Ipod Nano? Did you know they’ve been recalled due to battery issues? Well it’s true – see here! Contact Apple and they’ll send you a free box to ship it back to them for either a new refurbished version or a brand new battery or a brand new iPod... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »

6 Free Things To Do During Power-Outages!

Okay, so the power went out due to a crazy summer storm…now what?   FREEZER FOOD FEAST!  Everything’s thawing, so eat up now…or else!  OLD SCHOOL BOARD GAMES  Sorry, Clue, Settlers of Catan, and Bang! are my favorites   GO OUTSIDE (As long as it’s not dangerous weather still!)  Especially since your home doesn’t have AC... 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 »
Advertisement:

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 »

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!
Okay my title pretty much sums it up!  What is the deal with the price at the pump?   While I sadly don’t have any secret tips for discounts or coupons on gas….I can offer other savings advice.  I’ve heard a rumor that if you pay cash sometimes you can get a 10% discount at certain stations.  Also... Read more »

Go On Vacation...For Free/Cheap!

Go On Vacation...For Free/Cheap!
People go crazy on vacations….and then when you get back to work and real life you have vacation blues and vacation BILLS!  Why not try a frugal vacation or even better….a FREE vacation? OFF-SEASON This is not limited to “October”…as most people would think.  For real off-season deals, you have to think outside the box!... Read more »
Advertisement:

You Have The Power 2 Switch From ComEd!

You Have The Power 2 Switch From ComEd!
Did you know that you don’t have to use ComEd?  That’s right….you have a choice!   SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL! In order to get you that extra $300/month to put in your savings to become a millionaire, why not start by saving money on your electric bill?  Check out Power2Switch!  I chatted with... Read more »