Food isn’t cheap.
Want proof? Then chew on this: I spent almost $12,000 in groceries last year for my four-person family, including two teenagers.
And what’s really scary is that I work very hard to keep my food bill as low as possible every year. I shudder to think how much more I’d expend on groceries every year if I didn’t try to control costs.
There are many methods for cutting
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One of the big reasons the Honeybee has tolerated me for so long is because I love to cook. Some of you fellas out there would be wise to keep that in mind.
Why is that, you ask? Well, it’s somewhat ironic, but the fact remains, the more time men spend working in the kitchen, the less time they spend in hot water with their wife or girlfriend.
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When I was growing up I had a friend whose family used to put up an artificial aluminum Christmas tree every year; pink.
I remember one particular Christmas that same family had an ornament of a smiling Elvis Presley hanging on their pink tree — just above the manger scene they had neatly tucked under it. I know.
Those of you counting at home could reasonably argue that their version
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Sometimes people buy things that they eventually end up regretting. I know I’ve got a long list.
I’ve already explained why corner lots and whirlpool tubs are for suckers.
Today, I’ve got two words for anybody out there who is currently considering spending $1000 or more of their hard-earned money on a waterbed: buyer beware. That’s because, when you add it all up, there are far more disadvantages than advantages.
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Last weekend I was lured to an online calendar website with the following promise: “Everything up to 60% off!”
While I was visiting there I found a calendar that was on sale for $13.49 — $1.50 off the regular price of $14.99.
Now, after taking a couple of minutes to do the math, I became a bit put off because, let’s face it, that’s only 10% off — not
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This is a guest post from my daughter, Nina.
Hi again, everyone!
Let me just take the time to start off by saying that my dad has been really busy and he needed to take a day or two off for Thanksgiving, so I offered to fill in for him again. As you can tell, Dad said yes!
Now, there are some things in this world that I see people do
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I’m Lauren and on my site, L Bee and the Money Tree, I often talk about frugal hacks for your life. While Len is out on vacation I have the “cheap” thrill of guest posting on his blog today!
Relax, girls … This Halloween, Lauren won't be showing any scary movies like Night of the Living Dead — or Rock of Ages.
Everyone knows that staying at home and
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Two years ago this month we had our kitchen remodeled.
Part of the makeover included changing the kitchen’s blue and white color scheme to an earth-tone motif anchored around brick red as the primary color. (Goodness, listen to me … I’m actually beginning to sound like Vern Yip.)
The reason I bring this up is because , after two years, we never bothered replacing our old cobalt blue and bright white
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When it comes to getting the best deals, timing is everything.
After all, there is nothing more frustrating than buying something and then finding out later that a friend, coworker or neighbor got the exact thing for less than you did.
Because I don’t want to see that happen to you, I’ve compiled this handy dandy list of some of the best things to buy in autumn.
Patio furniture. With
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If you ask most folks, they hate to overpay for anything. Even so, many people do it all the time and don’t even realize it.
After all, frivolous spending is something that we’re all guilty of at one time or another.
The good news is, getting the urge to splurge under control makes it possible to save significant amounts of cash that can be used to stretch your household budget.
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