The Five Dollar Saving Plan

I love this idea because it is easy to do and gives me a real sense of accomplishment. It’s called the Five Dollar Savings Plan. Every time I have a five dollar bill in my wallet, I set it aside and save it instead of spending it. It’s much better than saving coins or dollars, […]

Hot and Ready Rotisserie Chicken: $6.99 Well Spent

We were at Sprouts Farmers Market this week buying fruits and veggies to start my adventures in juicing. It was late and I was getting tired. So when my husband suggested getting a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the deli for dinner, I was all for it. At home I quickly stir fried some sweet peas, […]

Make a Paper Garland to Track Your Payment Progress

How Do You Track Your Debt? Some people use budget binders, others may use graphs and charts, and many more just try to keep all of their debt loosely sorted in their heads. Here’s a tip for all of the visual people out there. Make a pretty paper garland that represents your debt. Each circle […]

My Monthly Grocery Shopping List

This week I shared my experience in frugal living with a post on how to save money by grocery shopping once a month. That post had a link to the meal planner form that I use each month. To follow up on the planning I do, I thought it might be helpful to link to […]

Here’s How a Monthly Meal Plan Could Save You Thousands of Dollars Each Year

Seriously, I Am Saving $2,400 a Year on Groceries. I used to go to the grocery store once a week like clockwork. I had a general list but I did not have a meal plan. I just bought groceries (food, a few toiletries, paper goods, cat food and pet supplies) in a random fashion. I’d […]

The Chicken Experiment: How Much Money Could One Chicken Save You?

My first frugality experiment was to see how far I could stretch one large, whole chicken from the grocery store. If you want to skip all of the minute details of the experiment, and just see my total savings breakdown, you can scroll right to the bottom. I have highlighted the savings in a paragraph […]