Category Archives: saving money

Trimming Daily or Impulse Habits

Do you kick off the day with a $2 cup of Joe? Or buy a $5 pack of cigarettes every day? Do you grab a pack of gum at the grocery store… just because?  Lately I’ve been visiting the corner convenience store at work for lunch… because I’m on the GAPS Diet, there’s not a lot to choose from, so I’ve been walking over there once a day… to buy one single serving package of cashews and a banana.  I’m… Read the rest

How To Save Money on Burial and Funeral – Donate Your Body to Science

I don’t know anyone that likes to talk about dying. But you know, it’s a fact of life that we are all going to die one day.  We’re born, we live our lives, we pass away.  Recently a friend’s husband passed away and in hearing about some of the costs to lay her husband to rest it hit me that dying is an expensive business nowadays.  According to AARP, the typical funeral costs $8000! My frugal Grandma passed away on… Read the rest
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How to Automate Your Finances

Sometimes I feel like a massive accounts manager just handling my personal family’s finances. From bills to credit cards to business expenses – it is mind-numbing how many passwords and due dates and other fixtures that I could forget about. So today’s post is all about automating your fiscal and related life – save money, save time, and save a ton of hassle. Auto-draft all standard bills. The simplest way to automate finances is to have all bills autodraft from… Read the rest

You Don’t Have Buy the Whole Bag of Grapes

Not too many years ago it was normal to see bunches and bunches of grapes piled up in the produce section.  Gradually over the last few years it has become more and more common to see bulk bagged grapes.  Typically most bags weigh in at around 2 pounds. Guess what?  You don’t have to buy that whole bag of grapes. Yep, it’s true.  There are a couple of caveats of which to be aware. If your store places a price… Read the rest