Category: Smart Money

How to Save Money When Buying Meat

The health of my family is of utmost importance to me. I like to cook up nutritious and balanced meals for them. But I’ve noticed that the prices of meats have been going up lately. Instead of buying whatever high-priced meat is available, I got creative and started looking for ways to save money on meat. …

How to Save Money on a Wedding

Before I was a Frugal Wife, I was a Frugal Single. And then I became a Frugal Fiancée. My frugal tendencies carried over to our wedding plans. The thing is, I’ve seen a lot of cheap weddings. As much as my now husband and I wanted to save money on wedding, we didn’t want a ceremony …

How to Become a Couponer

My mom and favorite aunt we’re pretty big on using coupons. Every week, they would do the groceries together, and the day started with them going through the newspapers looking for coupons to use. I saw at an early age how valuable those coupons were. They gave my mom and aunt a boost in their buying …

How to Save Money on Utilities

I used to think food and clothing were my biggest monthly expenses. Between myself, my Thrifty Husband, and the two kids, you’re looking at a lot of food, and a lot of clothes. But when I recently reviewed my monthly expenses, I was surprised to find out that utilities – specifically, electricity – was my biggest …

How to Save Money on Dental Work

Nobody in my family likes to go to the doctor. Aside from the discomfort our kids go through (due to the sickness, and the medical tests they usually need to get), there’s the financial stress my Frugal Hubby and I need to go through. This is doubly true if that doctor happens to be a dentist. …

How to Automatically Save Money

Here’s a slightly controversial opinion about saving money: discipline is overrated. I think that opinion is controversial because most of the financial advice you’ll get elsewhere espouses discipline and self-control. The way to save money is by exerting superhuman levels of self-control. But you know what? Everyone eventually breaks. At some point, people will succumb to …