Save Money On Tax Preparation: Even Get It Free

Income tax time usually makes me smile, because I usually get a nice portion of money back, even if I am self-employed. That money is usually used to pay off any unexpected bills, purchase any large ticket items for the family that we need, or sometimes to splurge a little and get everyone one thing that they’ve been wanting. You can get every cent back with no preparation fee, if you qualify. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has entered into an agreement with over a dozen different tax software companies like Turbo Tax and H&R Block to offer free tax … Continue reading

Why Being Organized Saves Money

You have heard it said before, and I am sure it will be said for eternity, or as long as people are interested in saving money. Being organized helps to save money. While there are certainly dozens of reasons and ways that being organized can save you money, I’d like to share a personal story about exactly why I need to be organized in order to save money. Spring cleaning always starts in February for me. Simply because by February, I am so sick of cold weather and so tired of looking at my four walls that it’s time to … Continue reading

5 Simple Ways To Save Money

There are dozens of ways to save money everyday. Living the frugal life takes care and practice to get it just right. The goal is to make it a part of your everyday life so you don’t have to think about it, you just do it. Purchase in Bulk/Use Coupons Don’t run out to get things when you need them, instead bulk up. Purchasing in bulk reduced supply costs by a fairly large fraction. And when buying in bulk, don’t just limit yourself to food items. Think of things such as paper plates, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, pens or … Continue reading

Save Money With Discarded Pantyhose

Every woman has a collection of pantyhose. And I am almost willing to bet at least one pair in your stash should have already been thrown away due to holes in the feet or toes, or a nice long run down the leg. Pantyhose that has a run in it, can be worn again underneath pants, or a very long skirt. But more than likely, it should be just thrown away. Don’t do it! Again, resist the temptation to simply toss the old pair. There are a couple of ways you can breathe new life into those stockings and use … Continue reading

Simple Ways To Save Money On Kitchen Disposables

Every year Americans throw away 8.5 billion tons of waste. That’s a whole lot of garbage if you ask me. However, there are many ways to help save money by recycling products and using them for other things. If everyone took the time to follow these easy steps we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds per year. Not only does that help the environment but it would help us all breathe a little easier too. In the kitchen alone there are several ways to save money, and reuse items to help with all that waste. Paper Plates Although … Continue reading

Great Ways To Save On Bathroom Disposables

We use our bathrooms everyday. From brushing our teeth, to taking a bath or shower, to applying make up. There isn’t a day that goes by where we aren’t in a bathroom at least twice a day! There are some ways to cut costs down in that tiny room of your house. Disposables cost an average American upwards of $1200.00 per year. That’s a lot of money! If there was an easy way to save some of that, wouldn’t you want to? Just try using some of these tips and you’ll see your savings start to grow! Share Unless you … Continue reading

6 Uses for Used Calendars

Don’t throw out that 2007 calendar just yet. It might be 2008, but there is no reason to let something like that go to waste. After you have recorded the dates and other information you want to remember, follow these creative and clever ideas to use that old calendar in a new way. Nearly every calendar has a pretty picture for each month, here are some ideas to use those pictures. They make a fun and creative gift wrap for small packages. You would wrap the same way you would wrap with wrapping paper leaving the date part on the … Continue reading

Never Buy Another Pair of Panty Hose or Tights Again

In the past, I have written a couple of articles on uses for old and ruined pantyhose. One of the ideas was something a friend told me about and was a terrific way to use a pair of torn pantyhose. I also wrote an entire article on ways to reuse your old pantyhose. I simply cannot waste something that is so expensive. Now I have a new solution to an age old problem. Pantyhose are very prone to rips, runs and tears. How would you like to do something that might provide a lasting effect and prolong the life of … Continue reading

Frugal Uses For Club Soda

Club soda has many great uses beyond a delicious drink. It is also inexpensive and easy to find. Finding creative uses for products I have in my home regularly, is important to me. It helps me keep my frugal lifestyle and save money purchasing several separate products that can do the same thing. Cleaning Club soda can be used to help keep porcelain sinks and fixtures clean. Pour it right over the mess and use a paper towel to wipe it up. It cleans quickly and effectively. Also cleans counters, and other surfaces easily. Club soda can remove rust stains … Continue reading

Frugal Uses for Shaving Cream

Shaving cream has so many uses, besides just leaving your legs silky and smooth. And it happens to be relatively inexpensive anyway. Do you have a stash of shaving cream that you need to find uses for? Well I’ve got some terrific frugal uses for shaving cream that are bound to surprise you, and leave your home smelling great at the same time. Kids Crafts Shaving cream can be used as finger paint for children. Just spray it right onto the table and let them have fun. Use it as is, or add a few drops of food coloring for … Continue reading