Our goal is to present you each week with freebies or near freebies from your local grocery stores. Because these items are so inexpensive we are hoping that you will spend the extra few cents to pick up a spare item to donate to your community center, church, local food bank or [...]
We all know the normal things to do before Black Friday (scope out the ads on www.afrugalchick.com, make a list, set your alarm, use the bathroom before you leave the house etc.) but here are some tips you may not think about:
1. Grab your reuseable shopping bags- If you are heading to Target you get [...]
I like getting people unusual gifts. Mostly because I like receiving unusual gifts. My taste in jewelry and art is a bit different from what you would see in a magazine or watching a top ten television show.
So when I want to find a unique gift, I head over to etsy.com. Wikipedia describes [...]
As of today, October 7, 2010, there are 77 days until Christmas (if you celebrate Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus you don’t have too much longer either). It’s time to start planning, so you don’t go broke doing your shopping.
In 2009 the average American household spent $417 on Christmas shopping. When money is already tight, $417 [...]
When I was in my mid-twenties I was completely miserable working at a bank. The pretense and stressful corporate environment made me uncomfortable. After two promotions I found myself as far up as I could go without changing who I was or compromising my morals. My boss (who was also a friend) [...]
This is the last of a 5 post series on getting your budget under control. In case you are just joining me, here are the first four steps. They contain some very useful spreadsheets in trying to analyze your current situation: