I Am Frugal

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    Frugal And Proud Of It

    I am frugal because that si how i was taught and because we have 9 kids. I stay home and my husband works. I am NOT going to waste teh money he works so hard for. I clip coupons. I buy in bulk. I jar/perserve food. I have a large garden. Saving money allows us to be credit card...
    jointhecorner jointhecorner
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2011

    A Good Deal

    Ever since i was little i have always saved rather than spend. Everyone else would be broke and i would have all my spending money saved. I have never been able to just spend continuously. The thought of being broke scares me. I have always preferred to buy bargain items or...
    Tk03 Tk03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010


    My son is outgrowing EVERYTHING and the baby is just ruining hers so off I go. Not to a mall or discount store but to the kiddie consignment. I hunted and hunted and came out with the following...  (some of which was on clearance) Two pair of boys jean shorts 1...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2008

    E-mail Companies For Coupons!

    I'm on an e-mailing frenzy for coupons! So far it's been worth the time. Today in the mail I received 2 coupons for free log cabin syrup up to $5 each. Not bad for taking 2 minutes to send an e-mail telling them how great their products are :)  Egglands Best, StarKist, and...
    achieve achieve
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2009


    Okay just a quick tip... If you have a Target anywhere near you remember this... generally about a week after each holiday they put all the holiday items down 90%!! I was there today and sure enough they still had stuff left. No I didn't fill up on chocolate and valentimes...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Feb 21, 2009

    Shift Your Habit - Elizabeth Rogers - Book Review

    First of all, I can't believe there are so many members to this group but no stories shared since October... what's with that? Let's get this party started!I am an avid reader and I'm probably very close to being tossed out of the public library for stalking but it's one of...
    RAYT721 RAYT721
    51-55, M
    Jan 3, 2012

    I would like to correspond with other frugal

    members on EP. I would like to share tips and tricks on how to get more for my money and perhaps we can teach each other a thing or two. I am a very down to earth person and extremely approachable if you'd like to shoot a message or add me to your circle, we can determine if we...
    MenOnABudget MenOnABudget
    56-60, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    Yes, This Is Me...

    I don't spend much... I tend to save a lot of my money, only buying what I need. And just some of the things I want (video games, anime, dvds, etc.) Things are nice, but I spend my money wisely and if it's not an dire need or want, I don't buy. :-)
    deleted deleted
    Jul 20, 2008

    I Feed My Family of 6 On $100 a Week

    I love the challenge of living frugal and creating healthy meals! This week we had so many awesome meals! I love being creative with left overs. From our chicken dinner I made a home made pot pie and from our pork tenderloin I made my own barbcue sauce and home made sandwich buns...
    achieve achieve
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2009

    I have a small part time job

    and I get only a little $ from the government so I have be very careful about my $ so I look out for deals food and phone
    me0883 me0883
    22-25, M
    Jul 10, 2014

    Living Within Our Means

    We've discovered that one of the greatest strategies for financial peace-of-mind is living within our means.  Other strategies include distinguishing between needs and wants, and avoiding debt.  We live within a budget, and have done so for 35 years. My...
    XJ45 XJ45
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2008

    Let's Take Care Of Mother Nature

    For many years people have sought to be wealthy and to own as much stuff as they can possibly get.  I myself was one of these nasty, greedy critters who found herself flat on her face after a mean expeerience has tripped her over.Well, thank G-d it happened!As I sat and analysed...
    Masihi Masihi
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011


    i love the public library. i recently found out that they're starting to but alot of their materials on the internet such as books and videos. what  a money saver in driving there or purchasing the material. I have also gotten to the point where i only buy my...
    andmaree andmaree
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2009
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