frugal laundry messy money

Based on some rough calculations I did 2 years ago, I estimated that our family was spending around $1000 a year on laundry.  I experimented with different options to help […]

hot tub cost of ownership messy money

One of my BIGGEST money mistakes was making a large ticket purchase and only focusing on the sticker price.  I conveniently ignored the cost of ownership and that’s just dumb! […]

bad spending excuse messy money

Bad spending excuse #1 —“I work hard.  I deserve this.” When I hear myself saying these words (or thinking them), I have learned that it is a warning sign.  I […]

messy money handbag

I am going to apologize up front for this one because I am bound to offend someone.  Please understand that I really don’t mean to, I just don’t get it. […]

stockpiling frugal lies

Oh the frugal lies we tell!  Frugal lies are the twisted justifications we tell ourselves, or others, to justify our spending.  I have been known to tell (and actually believe) […]