Carrie Kirby helps ordinary families save money without extreme couponing on her blog, Frugalistic Mom.
Can you really taste the difference between pine nuts and sunflower seeds in that pesto? Your wallet can! Discover 19 more great, money-saving subs.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Food and Drink
When babysitting rates hit $14 per hour — per kid! — it's time to think about cheaper (but safe) ways for parents to get stuff done and have fun.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Family, Lifestyle
Combine a few of these 25 surefire grocery shopping tricks, and you'll experience substantial savings — while still eating healthy, delicious food.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Food and Drink, Shopping
Slinging cookies is tough business. One Cookie Mom shares 11 money lessons she's learned from working with the Girl Scouts.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Personal Finance
Sure, getting rid of your car will save you money — but that's just the beginning of all the benefits you could realize.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Cars and Transportation
Dropping home phone service has become a popular way to cut a few dollars from the budget. But are the savings really worth it?
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Home, Lifestyle
If you want to drive less but still get your errands done, consider a cargo bike — these 'cycles can carry everything from kids to groceries and more.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Green Living, Lifestyle
Save 21% on your groceries and other great meal planning tips for singles.
Who shares your name online — a fugitive? Or worse, a reality show star? Learn how to distinguish yourself from other people with the same name online.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Job Hunting
Safeway offers personalized grocery discounts with its Just for U program. If you're in the know, you can squeeze even more savings out of it.
Facing grocery price increases caused by food shortages can be daunting — but with these frugal techniques, you can drastically cut your bill.
Whether you're looking for comic books or coffee, print this list out and stick it on your fridge, so you'll always know when the next big freebie is coming.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Food and Drink, Freebies, Shopping
A cat's true worth can't be measured in dollars...but that doesn't mean that your furry friends don't come with costs.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Budgeting, Lifestyle
With the housing market still in the dumps, many of us have become "accidental landlords." Should you join us?
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Real Estate and Housing
When you're moving a long distance, you can't just buy a pizza and a 12-pack and ask your friends to pitch in. Here's how to save on a cross-country move.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Home, Real Estate and Housing
Who wants to pay to have unwanted stuff hauled away? Here are 10 ideas for profiting from your unwanted clutter — if not in dollars, at least in karma.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Extra Income, Organization
Spending less on groceries is like running a faster mile — to improve, you must challenge yourself. Here's how to perform better in any pursuit.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Frugal Living, Personal Development
Sharing seldom-used items among friends and neighbors is a great (and earth-friendly!) tactic for saving money. Here are the best things to borrow, not buy.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Green Living, Home, Shopping
Need to use up the funds in your flexible spending account before 2012? Make it happen with one (or more!) of these 10 purchases.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Health and Beauty
What do you buy for people who hate to spend? These gift ideas will thrill the cheapskate on your list by saving them money.
by: Carrie Kirby | channel: Shopping