If you’re looking for something extra special to pack for lunch try one of my awesome frugal sandwiches! They range in price from $1.58 a sandwich to $2.86 a sandwich and they’re way beyond the standard PB&J. First up is the the Classic Roast Beef Sandwich for just $1.69. I like to put fresh dill… Continue reading 5 Killer Sandwiches That Make Packing Lunch (& Saving Money) Fun Again!
When I first started bulk shopping I made a lot of mistakes. I knew that not everything was a better price at bulk stores and I did have a price book, which helped, but I still wasted a fair amount of money in my first trip. If you’re gearing up for your first bulk shopping… Continue reading 4 Money Saving Tips For Your First Bulk Shopping Trip
Whenever people ask me for advice about saving money I always feel like I’m scrambling for words. I think it’s because there isn’t really a silver bullet for longterm savings. The key to saving money, even if you don’t make very much, is finding lots of little ways to chisel down your budget. The best… Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Little Things
When I first started reading personal finance blogs and participating in online groups I was astonished at how much money people spent on groceries. I regularly saw posts from couples who were spending upwards of $600 on groceries, plus eating out multiple times a week! They were desperate to get their grocery budgets under… Continue reading Here’s How I Feed 2 Adults For $200/month or Less in NYC
If there were a universal frugal cook’s handbook, I think the first chapter would be all about how to use leftovers. Novices often make the mistake of cooking a huge batch of one thing, thinking that they can eat it all week. Unfortunately that can get pretty boring which can tempt you to order in… Continue reading 3 Tips for Breathing New Life into Your Leftovers
Cutting down your budget can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have no idea where to start. There are many items that most people assume are necessary, or that cannot be cut down. Everyone has different priorities, so everyone’s budgeting is different- but here are a few easy places to start your budget… Continue reading The Average American Family’s Recurring Expenses