20 Ways to save $1 or More Today

What would you do with an extra $365 dollars? That is how much you’ll have at the end of the year if you just save $1 a day, $7 a week or $30 a month. It really does add up doesn’t it? Make it a goal to save $1 a day. Here are 50 easy ways to save $1, or more, today. 1. Sign up for free samples and free product coupons instead of buying snacks. I recently have gotten Bare Naked Granola, half a dozen free candy bars, free Honey Nut Cherrios cereal, free fruit leather and more (see … Continue reading

The Value of a Dollar Can Make a Difference!

Everyone has a comment about the value of a dollar. Either it has gone down, isn’t appreciated (especially by kids) or means nothing these days. At least, that is what I keep hearing all around me. But the value of a dollar can be quite high, if you apply it the right way. Here are some things that you can get for $1. A child’s lined winter coat (at the Goodwill Outlet). Two apple pie deserts at a fast food restaurant A bag of beans that mixed with ketchup and seasonings can make an entire meal that feeds eight people. … Continue reading

New Payment Options for Tourist in New York

If you travel internationally then you know the U.S. dollar is far from what it used to be worth. Which is why it should come as no surprise that some savvy New York City shop owners have wised up and begun accepting euros and other foreign currency as payment for merchandise. One business owner might have put it best when he said, “Money is money and we’ll take it and just do the exchange whenever we can with our bank.” And that guy isn’t alone. The U.S. dollar is no longer the king among currencies (in fact, these days it … Continue reading

Taj Mahal Denies Dollar

In a previous blog I shared my brother’s take on the current crisis regarding the worth of the U.S. dollar abroad. (His exact quote upon returning from a recent snowboarding trip to Canada: “The American dollar and Canadian dollar are equal for crying out loud!”) Now, even more bad news for Americans traveling to India. India’s tourism minister just announced that the dollar is no longer being accepted at the Taj Mahal and other national tourist sites. Traditionally, if you wanted to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World and other attractions in India you were charged in … Continue reading

More Frugal Stocking Stuffers For Under $1.00

I love getting things for less, and there are so many wonderful stocking stuffers that are available for a dollar or less. Use your creativity and imagination and you will easily fill up a stocking on little or no money. Chapstick/Lip Gloss – Chapstick works for boys or girls and is particularly useful this time of year. What girl doesn’t totally love lip gloss? You can get lip gloss for under $1 at your local dollar store or discount chain. Bookmarks – The glory of a bookmark is that you can easily make these yourself. Watch for articles coming soon … Continue reading

Frugal Stocking Stuffers Under $1.00

Perhaps your budget doesn’t warrant a $5.00 window on stocking stuffers, and instead you need to keep your costs down further. That’s fine. There are dozens of ideas for cute stocking stuffers, and remember – check out the dollar store, because that is the first place you will find loads of great items. In the meantime, here are a few ideas to get you started. Samples – Free Samples and the smaller trial sized and sample sized bottles of lotions, shampoos, conditioners and other items are perfect for stocking stuffers. They are typically under $1.00 or even free. Candy – … Continue reading

Under $3.00 Decorating Idea

Several ideas for Frugal Decorating with Flea Market Finds, led to this article. I wanted to show you what I have done. Yes, even with pictures so you do not have to just envision it, but you also have the chance to see what I have done. First, over my fireplace, we have a beautiful painting that we paid under $50.00 for completely matted and framed at a starving artists show. For a long time, we had nothing on the mantel, except the occasional holiday cards and the beautiful painting above the mantle. When we decided to tear up the … Continue reading

Monday Layout Challenge: The Dollar Store

Hope your week was great and that you got plenty of layouts completed. We are back for another week, in the Monday Layout Challenge. Did you get your pet pages done last week? I did an adorable layout of my new puppy and his funny way of falling asleep after a bath when he’s all wrapped in a towel. I will try to upload it soon. I am doing the weekly layout challenge for several reasons. One, I want you to get your photographs out of storage devices and onto your layouts, and two I want to help you brainstorm … Continue reading