How We Save Money By Having Our Groceries Delivered. Yup.

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Greetings, fellow frugalists. Let me tell you a tale about how an odd couple (you might know who I’m referring to ;)) from a cool little town in Pennsylvania who have frugalized their grocery purchases by ordering them online and having them delivered straight to their front door. For about 6 months now, we’ve been having our groceries delivered and actually saving money in the process. This takes a bit of strategizing and finesse (see things we don’t buy anymore here) but it can be done. And when it is done, oh, what a feeling!Continue Reading

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Hump Day Headlines: How We Spend $300/Month on Groceries

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This week I was talking with a colleague at work and realized that they spend $800 EVERY month on groceries.  WHAT?!?  They’re a family of 4, but 2 of them are small children, and 1 child is breast feeding.  So, that’s basically a family of 3.  And let’s face it, little kids just don’t eat in large quantities.  I just couldn’t, and still can’t, wrap my minimalist head around this one.  Then I got to thinking how many kudos we received from our readers last week when I posted our monthly expenses.  Maybe we ARE doing something right.  I mean, I know we are…it’s just nice to hear it from other frugal peeps.  And in an instant, this post was born…Continue Reading

Sunday Brunch On The Cheap

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As many of you know by now, one of my biggest frugal downfalls is eating out!  I LOVE it.  In fact, I used to joke that my goal was to be able to eat out for every meal.  Crazy, I know.  When I met Mr. Money Monster two years ago, he was definitely frugal-minded (and still is) and he was really good at NOT eating out.  I admit it, I corrupted him.  Now he loves eating out as much as I do.  Not good for two people aiming forContinue Reading

Eating Out…My Biggest Financial Downfall

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My Biggest Downfall

You don’t know this about me yet, but, my biggest downfall is eating out.  If I add up all of the money I spent eating meals out over the past, dare I say, two decades, the amount would be staggering.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it would be enough to pay off my student loan, car loan, and a portion of my mortgage(s).  I promise to do a quick calculation before the end of this post.  Although, I’m scared and embarrassed to see the number.  Yikes!Continue Reading