Frugality

Market analysts have discovered something surprising about human nature. When choosing a product we don’t know much about, we automatically assume the highest-priced item is also the highest quality. This carries over into our sensory perceptions, as well: consumers who eat more expensive pizza or drink more expensive wine claim these products taste better than […]

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Between myself and my two kids, ages 4 and 5, I rarely spend more than $400 a month on groceries. I don’t use coupons, I don’t search the sales fliers, and I’m not particularly fond of cooking everything from scratch. Ever since I decided to tackle my grocery budget — and quit eating out — […]

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I remember that scorching hot July like it was yesterday. Money was tight, and the measly income I was bringing in barely covered the cost of part-time childcare. There were only two options to get over the hump: quit my job and desperately hope that a better opportunity surfaced, or find ways to make my money stretch. So, […]

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As I enter my fifth month of pregnancy with my second baby, the inevitable is happening. Fewer clothes are fitting; and for me, expensive new maternity clothes aren’t an option. It’s hard to pay $30-40 for a dress I’ll only wear for five or six months. Of course, you could wear it longer — but […]

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Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

by Jessica Sommerfield · 4 comments

We’ve been Amazon Prime members for the last few years, and for the most part, it’s made financial sense for us. We make plenty of purchases on Amazon, and when Christmas time comes, the two-day free shipping it includes is amazing for last-minute shopping. At $79 per year (under $7 a month), Prime is reasonable […]

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Last week, I talked about cutting down on kids costs by simplifying kids parties and wardrobes. Today, I’m going to share three more ways to simplify. It won’t be easy, but I’ve found that the more I simplified areas in my life (from the kitchen to my daughter’s bedroom), the more time and money I […]

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