Save Money on Your Groceries at The Dollar Tree!

The following blog post first appeared over at Clark If you have a Dollar Tree store in your area, you likely already know that it’s as a great cheap source for movie candy: As well as...more

Confessions of a Compact Crusader – Why I Choose To Only Buy Used

The following is a reprint of a blog post that originally ran in May of 2008. It was my second blog post ever. I was still figuring out how to blog, but I think the information stands up eight years later ....more

Five Frugal Things

I took some rosemary and spider plant babies that I’d been rooting and planted them in a crock that I’d pulled from a free pile. The rosemary was from a neighbor’s bush, the spider plants were from a prolific plant at my father’s house and the soil was from a chipped terra cotta pot that someone had put out in front of their house. It’ll live on my porch as my cats enjoy eating spider plants ....more

Five Frugal Things

My mother, younger son and I went thrifting yesterday, which was a success as...more

Non-Consumer Photo Essay

Found money from one of my mother’s guest cottages: A free vintage shelf that I’ll clean up for resale. I’m thinking it would be perfect as a TV stand. A $7.99 campaign dresser style dresser from Goodwill that I should have bought as a painting project ....more

Five Frugal Things

I was able to find a bag of brand new towels at Goodwill for $6.99 today. With two hand towels and two bath towels, it’s exactly what my younger son will need to bring with him to college this fall. I passed a house this evening that had put out a large amount of free stuff, and...more

Weird or Amazing? It’s at Goodwill

This post first appeared over at When you shop at a traditional retailer such as Target or Macy’s, you already have a pretty good idea what you’re going to find in the store. Clothing? ...more

It’s Okay to be Cheap!

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! The word “cheap” gets a bad rap ....more

Five Frugal Things

I sold my Goodwill table for $135, which is not too shabby since I picked it up for $24. It took a few days of e-mailing back and forth, but mostly because I worked long 12-hour shifts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I stopped by one of my mother’s guest cottages yesterday to her help finish cleaning between tenants ....more