cleaning hacks

Little Known Cleaning Hacks

Recently, I read a news story about one of these unexpected cleaning hacks. It was about a group of New York City subway riders who were able to remove anti-Semitic graffiti with hand sanitizer. By grabbing their bottles of hand … Read More

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Tips for Selling on Amazon FBA

Years ago when our family was first looking to make extra money, I started selling stuff on eBay, Craigslist and through local Facebook groups. I even wrote a book on it–called Toss, Keep, Sell; the book was all about clearing … Read More

Walmart Fresh Crew: Tour of Produce Department

I’m a new member of the Walmart Fresh Crew. Find out what I learned when touring the produce department, including the best ways to buy fresh produce and how Walmart gives back to the community in which it operates. Plus you can win a free $50 Walmart gift card.

10 Grand in My Hand

Do you watch the DIY Network show “10 Grand in Your Hand”? It’s a great program for anyone who is considering a renovation and wants to learn how to save money on the project by doing things yourself. I love … Read More

Haggling How Tos

Today I’m spending the day with a reporter for a national news outlet (can’t reveal it quite yet) who will be shadowing me as I hit the stores to haggle. My goal? To get the best deal possible on cabinets, … Read More

Suddenly Frugal audio

How to Define Frugal

How to you define frugal? Now more than ever, people are looking to embrace the meaning of frugal. For the first time since the great recession of 2008, I find myself redefining my frugality, too. Why redefine? Because when I … Read More

Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring

Attention K-Mart Shoppers–well, and all other shoppers. It seems like it’s going to be a shoestring shopping season for the 2008 holidays. At least that’s what some experts are predicting, saying that the small increase in holiday spending in 2008 … Read More

Grocery Shopping on a Shoestring

One of the first things that I always do soon after we get back from vacation is to grocery shop. If you can plan things right before you leave, you can buy just enough food to get you through the … Read More