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How a Hard Lesson and the Power of Frugality Changed My Life

One reader shares how a hard lesson and his mother’s love taught him the power of being frugal Sometimes it’s the hardest lessons in life that teach us the most. There’s nothing like being poor to teach you the power of being frugal and how to make ends meet on less. Some people are able […]

How to Turn a Healthy Lifestyle into a Healthy Budget

Not only can these healthy lifestyle tips lead to saving money and a healthy budget, but they’ll add years to your life I feel like we’ve had a singular focus for the last few weeks. Last week, we talked about how regular check-ups and a little preventative care can save you thousands in medical costs. […]

Frugal Ideas to Save Money on Groceries

Save money on groceries with these frugal ideas from the Frugal Grandma The average family spends more than $4,000 a year on groceries and spends nearly $2,700 a year eating out. Combined, food amounts to the third biggest budget expense after housing and transportation. Being frugal at the grocery store can save you a lot […]

Can a frugal lifestyle make you happier?

The frugal lifestyle isn’t about skimping and self-denial. It’s about making your life easier and worrying less about money. Follow these tips to begin your journey. The most common question I get about living a frugal lifestyle is, “does it actually make you happier?” People wonder how denying yourself free spending could lead to anything […]

Saving Big Money with Homemade Cleaning Creations

Using homemade creations to clean the house not only will save money cleaning but is a great way to protect the health of your family Sometimes people will ask me if I really save money cleaning by using household items instead of just going out and buying the pre-made store products. They imagine it takes […]

How to Retire Rich with Garage Sales!

Cutting your clothing budget with garage sales could be one of the best financial decisions you make. By the Frugal Grandma Clothing your family can be one of the largest expenses you’ll face after rent, childcare and food. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, households spend $670 on clothing for every member of the […]