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Learn how to save money by combining FREE programs with a variety of steps so you can spend less money for products and services that you regularly use

More Old-Fashioned Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Nifty Tricks

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U). .   Continuing with last week’s article, below are more nifty tricks that our grandparents and parents used. Healthy I grew up in a tiny country village.  Doctors were almost non-existent, […]

Thrifty Strategies Around Home Using Mighty Minnies

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Using old-fashioned awareness is a great and thrifty way to get more mileage from your money.  That is not about BUYING more stuff but rather by getting products and services you normally use with less money.  You just need to think outside of the box. I always pick my […]

Keep Quality in Your Life with Old Fashion Awareness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . .   What is your idea of “quality of life”?  According to the Oxford Dictionary it is: the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group.  Quality of life does not depend on the things you can afford to buy.  How many people have you heard about […]

Gingerbread: History, Folklore, and Health Benefits

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I find it fascinating that the spices included in this amazing confectionery item were popular centuries ago and yet many are still popular today in many countries.  There are very few food items that I know of which were used in ancient cultures and yet recipes are still around […]

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Because this is the time of year when those baking supplies go on sale, it is a perfect time for this Mighty Minnie. Around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday lots of baking items go on sale.  Until I learned this tiny trick, I bought brown sugar only to find that several […]

How to Save Time and Money with a Clothespin

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I LOVE using Mighty Minnies.  You know – those tasks or tips that take next to no time at all and yet save loads of time or lots of money? Some of the Mighty Minnies that I have used for years have become so much of a habit and […]

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Sales tax holidays were initiated in New York State in 1997 to offer its residents temporary relief from paying sales taxes on certain items.  Following the Empire State’s lead, 8 more states began offering their own tax-free holidays.  Sales Tax Holidays were offered primarily in August to help families […]

Fresh Herbs – Fruits and Veggies Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . To continue with last week’s blog entry, another way capitalize on fresh fruits and veggies from street markets during growing season is by using some of the techniques below: I get fresh culinary herbs from street markets for a variety of things and to put a twist on some recipes […]

National Fruits and Veggies Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . If you have kept up with my blog entries, you will know that I am a huge advocate of locally grown foods and farmers’ markets to save money and yet put healthy food on my table. Keep in mind that there are 2 types of “farmers’ markets”: Street Markets […]

National Vinegar Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Although I’m not a meteorologist or scientist, I do know that the weather I’ve seen in recent years has become significantly more extreme and it is becoming more violent: colder winters, hotter summers, more frequent hurricanes and tornadoes, and the list goes on and on. From my own lay-person […]

Cut Your Air Conditioning Bill

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . As I have worked to cut costs on my day-to-day living, I found a really cool way (no pun intended) in cutting my air conditioning bill almost in half. Delmarva nicely provides a variety of tools that you can use to show how much energy you use. In a […]

Flea Treatment for Dogs That Works 100%

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I love it when I can find a natural solution that I can use for my dog rather than giving her something that has chemicals in it. Better yet is when the flea treatment is a natural solution that works BETTER than the type with chemicals AND it is […]

16 Frugal Uses for Aluminum Foil

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I love it when I find items that I normally have around home that I can use for a variety of uses, particularly when the uses have anything BUT what the product waned for. Barbecue Base put a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your BBQ grill […]

Earth Awareness Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Whether or not you believe in global warming, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that as the world’s population continues to grow more carbon dioxide being expelled (exhaling), more waste being created, more food needed, more clean water being used, more, more, more, etc. That being […]

Creative Inexpensive Travel Sizes

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Since I travel quite a bit (Traveling Nana!), I was determined to cut costs for many items that I use on a regular basis.  Over the years I have assembled a bunch of tips, tricks, and techniques to save money when traveling, whether to amusement parks, road trips, airline […]

Extend the Life of Baking Flour

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn .. . I love Mighty Minnies because these super simple quick tricks and tips always save money and/or time and yet they only take SECONDS to do. That’s my idea of a win/ win situation! . Have you ever purchased flour or rice or pancake mix or Bisquick or cream of […]

Easy Trick to Keep Mildew Off Shower Walls

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I LOVE Mighty Minnies! They take literally seconds to make a HUGE difference.. . . Do you find mold or mildew forming on your shower walls? I found a way that is not only super-fast but is also super cheap to keep mold and mildew from forming on my […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of […]

Frugal Kitchen Tool – A Cast Iron Skillet

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . A cast iron skilled is an extremely frugal kitchen tool. I have had my iron skillet for about 40 years and I use it all the time.. For anyone who loves super crispy bacon, you cannot beat an iron skillet because you can get the skillet extremely hot before […]

Unique Way to Save with Toilet Tissue

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . The kinds of money savers I love are those that cost zero money to make them happen. And for this tip, after you finish laughing, do consider taking this message seriously. . Have you ever noticed at hotels that the toilet tissue is always inserted into the dispenser so […]

14 Cheap and Natural Cleaning Tips

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . When I was young, I thought hydrogen peroxide was used only to disinfect wounds heal; however, I have since learned many more uses of this item. Hydrogen peroxide was discovered by a French chemist in 1818. Doctors’ offices used hydrogen peroxide to clean counter tops in patient rooms because […]

Corral Plastic Utensils

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . For those of us who take lunch to work, another way to save money (besides taking lunches!) is to re-use plastic utensils after cleaning them in a dishwasher.  However, have you ever tried to keep those spoons, forks, and knives organized? Ha! In your dreams. Well, I found the […]

Save SIGNIFICANTLY on Spices and Seasonings

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . For those of us who are watching our wallet, I am always on the lookout for ways to save money. I provided many money saving tips with your food budget in my article titled: 10 Step Supermarket Combination Technique. This post details how to save significantly on spices and […]

Recipe for Food Budget Savings

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn .. .. Many websites refer to “types” of shoppers (Auto-Pilot, Buzz, Discount Hunting, Impulse, etc.) I agree that personality traits play a major part when people shop. I also know from the years that I ran a photography company that psychographic techniques can cause people to love their photos so such […]

Save Money: Make Bar Soap Last Longer

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . A super simple way to make your money go farther that only takes SECONDS to do, and actually doubles or triples how long bar soap will last, is to go Back to Basics: Unwrap the bar of soap as soon as you get home from purchasing it and store […]

Save Money with Check Offs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . A Check-Off is a method used by many industries to research and promote their products. These types of campaigns are from the industries such as dairy, meat, agriculture, etc. as opposed to individual producers or brand marketers. These programs are called “Check Off” as a result of section of […]

Popcorn Dog Rattle

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I just love it when I find great bargains that my dog will love. I love it even more when I can make those items from stuff that I normally would recycle or trash. One toy that many dogs LOVE, and that is almost free, is a “rattle”. You […]

Save 20-35% Off Your Food Budget

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Hello. Thanks for visiting. How would you like to save 20-35% off your food budget? I do it all the time. It is very easy and you do not need to spend one single penny. There are FREE programs that many people do not know exist. And when you […]

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