Category Archives: Balance

Battling Frugality Fatigue– Balance Can Make the Difference


In our modern culture, we are trained to think that we are only having fun when we are spending money, and this mindset is very difficult to break, particularly during the holidays with all of its commercialism and materialism. Given how much that spending less goes against the grain these days, how do you fight the fatigue that frugality inevitably brings? Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Budgeting


In case that you did not notice it from my last post, I have been in a “financial funk” of sorts as of late.  Well, it is mainly financial, but also spans beyond that to lifestyle. Part of that may … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Less is More…Simple


“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.“  — Steve Jobs It seems that we, as humans, like to complicate things.  Rather than try to make things easy, it is very … Continue reading

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The Top Two Secrets To Savvy Shopping


Even when you are thrifty, shopping can be costly.  That’s where being savvy comes in– you always need to be thinking of new ways to save money. One way to save is by minimizing your purchases, which is a good … Continue reading

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Doing With Less So That You Can Have More


“You can do without the necessities, but you can’t live without the luxuries.”  –Hattie Sederhom, mother of famous actor Alfred Lunt My strategy for savings is simple– I like spending less on the necessities, so that I can spend more … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. (No Offense Intended)


As I started thinking about writing this post, an acronym that I have heard others use, particularly in years past, and one that has always rather irked me, popped into my head: K.I.S.S.  For those not in the know, it … Continue reading

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Do You Need To Join S.S.S. Anonymous To Deal With Your ‘Shameful Spending Syndrome’?


Is it possible to be too frugal? Can your frugality cause you to experience a guilt syndrome whenever you do purchase anything? Continue reading

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So, What’s For Dinner?


“What’s for dinner?” It’s the question that makes me simultaneously shudder inside and want to pull out my claws like a cat whenever I hear someone in my household ask it. In case that you cannot tell, I do not … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Call This What It Is…


Okay, I’m in love… …with this article, that is, that I am going to recommend to you. Like any craze, the couponing craze has hit the national TV scene, and given yet another excuse for excess. I have spoken extensively … Continue reading

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Heard The Term “Good Money After Bad”? Yeah, Let’s Talk About That…


Hello!  I hope that you all are having a good week so far. Are you still holding on in hopes for spring?  I am trying not to think about it too much, but the thought of spring springing upon us … Continue reading

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