Shopping

Ten Fun Gifts for Kids Under $10

Once again, I find myself on the hunt for cheap gifts for kids because so many children in my family and within our circle of friends are having birthdays in the next couple of months. This means several significant things for me: having to set aside a budget for these …
Groceries

Five Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

Do you know how people often say that being healthy is an investment? Well, if you’re a frugal mommy like me, you will learn that this often rings true. My latest battle is trying to get my family to eat organic on a budget, which you might have gleaned from …
Finances

How To Save Money On A Very Tight Budget

Coming off the holiday season and all the spending our family did on presents, special food, and treats, I have to admit feeling that budgetary pinch as we enter springtime. Add to that our recent kitchen renovation project, and I’m left here wondering how to save more money on a …
Finances General

Five Practical Ways to Save Money at Home

Aside from being frugal, I also aspire to be a practical wife and mom in any way I can. See, there’s a big difference between being thrifty that it’s almost impractical. I know some people who are like that, actually. They are the ones who will hardly spend any money …
Finances General

Getting The Classic White Kitchen On A Budget

To be perfectly honest, a kitchen renovation project was never part of our immediate Thrifty Family goals. Heck, it didn’t even make it to our five-year plan! Having lots of bills and other household expenses to pay prevented us from also putting up an inspiration pegboard of before and after …
Finances

How to Save Money on Your Pets

I think it’s safe to say we furparents love to go all-out on our pets. We can scrimp on ourselves, but when it comes to our beloved cats and dogs, the sky is the limit. While I can appreciate our desire to spoil our pets, it’s actually better to save …
Groceries

Five Practical Tips for Family Meal Planning

The Thrifty Family is made up of four very hungry, very picky members. Actually, scratch that. It should be “hangry” members, as we are all prone to fits of grumpiness when our stomachs start growling (which is too often for my liking). For the longest time, we didn’t rely on …
General

Top Three Ways to Save Money On Prescriptions

Nobody wants to get sick, least of all me (and my family). Falling ill presents a lot of inconveniences ranging from missed school or work days, disrupted schedules, having to quarantine the sick person if contagious…and, oh, yes – the cost of it all. Medicine, hospitalization, and other illness-related expenses …
Finances

Why Should You Budget as a Family?

Ah, yes. Today, we will talk about the dreaded “b” word – budget. The family budget, to be more specific. It’s a word that inspires disdain and dismay. It’s not an enjoyable activity at all. So why should you create a budget for you and your family? Why do we …