Budgeting · Frugal Living · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Thrift Shopping

When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

I had a request for this blog post several days ago, and have been rolling it around in my head since then.  The question posed was, more or less, how to know when buying something is a true bargain, vs buying things because they seem to be a bargain.  Even when the price itself is…… Continue reading When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

Frugal Living · Good Deals · Grocery Shopping · Thrift Shopping

Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

No matter how frugal I think I’m being, I still get myself into trouble when I go in thrift stores.  Particularly if it’s one I have never been to, or don’t visit often.  I feel I need to look at everything in the store and things keep jumping into my cart.  And thus today’s regretful…… Continue reading Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

Saving Money · Thrift Shopping

Thrifting Missions: Accomplished. Also, Another Good Reason To Go Thrifting

We’ve been on sort of a treasure hunt with the thrift stores recently.  I think most of us that love to thrift love it as much for the hunt as for the prize.  We don’t go thrifting without an idea in mind of what will fill our need, but we try not to be too…… Continue reading Thrifting Missions: Accomplished. Also, Another Good Reason To Go Thrifting

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Some First Week Photos and Totals

This isn’t my first week of frugal living, but it IS the first week of the blog.  To that end, I thought I’d share some first week information. Grocery shopping was really light this week.  We had all the meat we needed in the freezer.  Something I have to add at this point:  I cook…… Continue reading Some First Week Photos and Totals