We hear all the time about how people cannot save any money anymore. The U.S. savings rate has traditionally been abysmal, though it surged to historic levels during the pandemic. In normal times, though, whether it’s by habit, convenience or lack of priorities, many people have a mindset that … [Read more...] about 12 ways to save more money, starting now
Real frugalistas know that you should start next year’s holiday shopping the day after Christmas. But let’s face it: Not everyone is in the mood. For me, starting after Labor Day is early enough, unless I spot some perfect and irresistible item in May.The thing about early holiday shopping … [Read more...] about 6 ways to save by shopping for Christmas gifts super early
Smart shoppers know it's never too early to start planning for any occasion or holiday, especially when it means saving money.And Target is getting ready for the upcoming holidays with lots of deals and discounts, making the season more joyous and affordable for all.Affordable Holiday … [Read more...] about Get ready for the holidays with lots of savings at Target, including Circle Week, Deal of the Day & more
The cost of the average wedding dress in 2022 was $1,900, according to theknot.com, and bridesmaids dresses usually average $130 each. Weddings are expensive, and a wedding dress is likely to cost to more than any other article of clothing you buy. But there are ways to bring costs down on both your … [Read more...] about Ways to save on a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses
Groceries for a family of four with young children cost an average of about $1,000 a month in the summer of 2023, not including takeout and restaurant meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a big chunk of change.But there are ways to spend less on food and still eat a … [Read more...] about How to save money on food without using coupons
In the continual quest to get more bang for your buck, you may be drawn to the dollar store for items you’ve been buying elsewhere. You can definitely save money shopping at dollar stores for some items but, as with many things in life, pay attention or the deal might not seem so sweet … [Read more...] about 6 tips for navigating dollar stores
Frugal living means you buy and use less, saving money and time. Happily, these are also basic tenets of minimalism, which is quite trendy right now so if you like living with less, you're in style! On the other hand, if you are a spendthrift used to buying out of want rather than need, … [Read more...] about Frugal living guide: How to have less stuff and save money
Admit it — you love shopping for clothes. You love going to the mall and browsing the racks of new skirts and shirts at stores like Gap, Banana Republic and Talbots. You spend evenings online, browsing the latest fashions. But you're not rolling in dough. How can you buy a lot of clothes with … [Read more...] about 10 ways to save money shopping for clothes
If you've been out shopping lately, you'll notice that in the world of retail, it's fall already. Whether you're already excited about shopping for cute and cozy fall outfits or dreading it, here are some tips for maximizing your budget and getting the most fabulous fashion bang for your frugal … [Read more...] about 8 ways to stretch your fall clothing budget
Budget on empty? Hit the brakes and fuel up with lots of savings at Circle K!With Labor Day weekend here, many will be hitting the road — whether it's for a family road trip, visiting friends for a BBQ or even just running end-of-summer errands.Whatever the reason, fill your gas tank for … [Read more...] about Enjoy lots of deals on food, drinks and gas at Circle K Aug. 31
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership price?To … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Many people seem to have a love-it-or-hate-it attitude toward warehouse stores, but I am a proud card-carrying Costco member because it does save me money.Here's how I save money at Costco and avoid the (expensive) pitfall of overspending on bulk goods.With only two in our household, we … [Read more...] about Can Costco membership save you money?
It's not quite the season for gift card bonuses. That all starts in early November. However, Kroger is celebrating the end of summer with big sale on gift cards.It's not often you can buy a gift card for less than face value, so, when you have the opportunity, it's time to splurge on buying as … [Read more...] about Kroger offers Summer Deal Days on 25 popular gift cards — Kohl’s, LEGO, Lowe’s & more
Most parents do not relish back-to-school clothes shopping. The crowds and the cost create a less-than-enjoyable experience. I can’t fix the crowds, but I can help with the cost.Last year, I outfitted my two kids for the school year for less than $100 each. Considering many items … [Read more...] about 6 ways to save on kids’ back-to-school clothes
It's always fun to get new stuff, and even better if you can get what you need for free or at bargain-basement prices. Personally, I also like getting rid of stuff I no longer need. I find I'm more productive and more relaxed in a less-cluttered environment, but I hate creating more garbage. … [Read more...] about Online yard sales, beyond Craigslist