From the monthly archives:

October 2008

TGIF Link Round Up – Halloween Edition

by Karen on October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! On the right are the pumpkins we carved last weekend. The scared one on the right was mine. Sorry about the crummy quality. I just grabbed the camera and snapped a picture for posterity. :) Tony and I have a full night of scary movies and popcorn ahead of us tonight! But first […]

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Photo by mharvey75 Lately the blogosphere has been abuzz with tips for reducing heating costs while staying warm this winter. Kacie at Sense to Save wrote a pretty complete list of tips to beat cold this winter. I recommend you check out her post, but first here are some extra tips from me for staying […]

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Classic frugal mistakes newbies make

by Karen on October 29, 2008

I’ve learned a lot of lessons and made plenty of mistakes over the years. If you don’t do it right, frugality can actually end up costing you money or alienating people around you. Here are some common frugal mistakes. Some of them I’ve made myself, some of them I’m seen others make, but all of […]

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In honor of Fright Night on Friday, this week’s Festival of Frugality pays homage to famous Halloween monsters. Enjoy! Editor’s Picks: Naturally Frugal shares some ideas for saving money by taking proper care of your body, possessions and the environment. It really is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. […]

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Photo by lollyknit With the weather turning colder, high heating costs are on everyone’s minds, especially this year with energy costs higher than ever and the economy struggling. The obvious frugal hacks are sweaters, socks, and low thermostat settings. Personally, I love chilly temperatures. There’s nothing cozier than snuggling under a blanket with some hot […]

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We really tried to keep our grocery costs to a minimum this week. As we approach the end of the month, it’s looking like we’re going to be a bit over budget, mostly due to some meals out when we were traveling the first weekend in October. We tried to minimize the overage by keeping […]

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In August, Tony and I spotted a deal on cookware that was almost too good to be true. Originally priced at $200, the set was 50% off. We’d been looking for cookware for some months, and the amount of cooking we do would have made it a great investment. But we walked away from it […]

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A fabulous, frugal (free!) date

by Karen on October 24, 2008

Tonight, Tony and I wanted to get out of the house, but our budget is pretty tight this month. Armed with some coupons, we headed out to have some fun without spending any money. First, we headed to the mall where I redeemed a coupon for a free pair of underwear from Victoria’s Secret. Honestly, […]

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TGIF Link Round Up: Finally Fall Edition

by Karen on October 24, 2008

It’s been awhile since I did a round-up! First we were out of town, then celebrating my birthday, and last weekend I was just being lazy. I’ll be hosting next week’s Festival of Frugality (yikes), so I wanted to make sure I was current on my reader and in the loop in the frugal blogosphere! […]

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