Monthly Archives: December 2009

Do You Qualify to be -Truly- Frugal?

On Sunday one of my fellow bloggers was taken to task by an anonymous commenter, who suggested that the author was not “truly frugal”. Abigail from I Pick Up Pennies defended herself rather admirably in a response post What is a “True” Frugal Blogger? I thought it would be interesting to have a look at the various bloggers who have discussed this highly subjective topic. Are you frugal? Are you TRULY frugal? Are you REALLY frugal?  Or are you just… Read the rest

Need A Small Dollar Item on Amazon?

How many times has this happened to you while shopping at Amazon? Have you, like me, gone to order one book, find a second one that you want and find that both books come to just a dollar or two short of free shipping? I’ve wondered if there was some way to find something inexpensive to buy, to get my purchase over $25.00.  Usually I end up buying another book I want, and spending over $30. Recently I found this… Read the rest

Do You Wear Pajamas?

My hubby got me a pair of pajamas for Christmas. Yes, I know we all agreed to buy each other nothing, but when I found he’d bought me something, I went and bought him a pair of slippers. And I also remembered something I wanted to get for AJ, and I already had bought a couple of Wii games for Big A. And besides, Mr. A’s mom said she was going to send us some money to spend on ourselves… Read the rest

My Guest Post over at Ask Mr. Credit Card

Last Tuesday Mr. Credit Card was kind enough to include my guest post which described my debt consolidation experience in more detail than I’ve shared here on my blog. Mr. Credit Card also does a blog talk radio show where he interviews personal finance bloggers. I have been listening to his talk shows on my drive to and from work.  The shows run from 45 minutes to an hour and are just the perfect thing to pass by the driving… Read the rest