The Non-Consumer Advocate

Katy Wolk-Stanley writes the popular blog The Non-Consumer Advocate and has been featured in the New York TimesU.S.A. TodayThe Today Show, The National Enquirer and many other publications. She describes herself as a labor and delivery nurse, utility bill scholar, library patron, laundry-hanger-upper, teenage boy parenter and frequent napper. She uses it up, wears it out, makes it do and does without.

Five Frugal Things

I fought the urge to get Mexican cart takeout...more

Five Frugal Things

I’m going to a co-worker’s retirement party tonight and will bring a bottle of nice wine leftover from my husband’s work party,...more

Five Frugal Things

I was texted...more

Five Frugal Things

I took my family to a...more

Five Frugal Things

I took my sons to see a movie on Tuesday night at the locally owned Academy Theater. Why Tuesday? They run a weekly 2-for-1 special ....more

Goodwill Outlet Finds

I met up with my new friend Sarah for a morning of thrifting at the Goodwill Outlet....more

Five Frugal Things

I finally sold my...more

Non-Consumer Photo Essay – A Genius Bra Hack

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Advocate photo essay, because apparently it’s been awhile since the last one. First photo is of my hacked bra, which I worked one while watching the newest episode of Grantchester....more

Five Frugal Things

I hosted a going away supper for my sister,...more

Five Frugal Things

My friend Lise is rebuilding her Airbnb’s bathroom and was asking opinions on paint colors. I convinced her to try looking at the Habitat ReStore before buying new. Although she didn’t find anything she liked, it was still worth checking out as we both learned that the ReStore now sells their own line of...more
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