Chutzpah: Necessary to be a mom

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout

Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout

Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout It's time to get that grill fired up! I cookout often during the spring and summer. It is much easier to clean up plus it keeps the house cooler by not using the oven. During the summer we host several parties. I do like to entertain but it can be a strain on the budget. Mrs. Not Made of Money brings us some tips today on how to save money while hosting a cookout. ...

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Ask a Citizen: What is the Manner

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I often wonder if manners are dead. Is it to hard to say please and thank you? Can it really be that difficult to look someone in the eyes when you respond to them?  Where are we left without the use of manners? I deplore foul language and bossy requests. The hands on our hips and demand in the voices of our youth is both appalling and starling. Where and when did this become more the norm than Madame and Sir? I realize it is from us. I think about it often why aren’t we nicer? It is free and ...

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Caring With Coupons & Giving Back to the Community

Madame Deals believes in a strong community and we do our best to give back. It is not always easy to give in these tough economic times. One great thing about couponing is that we are able to give back to the community without spending a lot of money. It is amazing how many free items I have collected by using coupons, store promotions, rewards programs and rebates. Since January, Madame Deals has been participating in the Penny Experiment. We have donated close to $200 worth of food for about ...

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Chutzpah: Managing Relationships

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Safety Tips for Shopping Online

Shopping online has become so convenient and a great way to find great deals. Unfortunately the virtual world can be detrimental to your banking account. Earlier this year, I made a purchase online. Months down the road, my card had unauthorized charges on it. Thankfully my bank was on top of it! Not Made of Money has six tips to share with us to make shopping online safe. Six Ways to Make Internet Shopping Safe Stories abound warning consumers about the perils of shopping on the internet. ...

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Ask a Football fan: What is the Tebow factor?

The Tim Tebow Factor- What is the Tebow factor? The name Tim Tebow will forever be part of University of Florida history. It isn’t only because he is a great football player but most importantly a superior role model. He inspired those around him to live up to their potential. I bet you are wondering why football is appearing on a site about frugality? The answer is simple this young man had the power to empower a nation. He alone empowered a team. How? He simply did it by doing his best. His ...

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Making Earth & Budget Friendly Changes

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to write about ideas on how to make changes to benefit the environment. I admit that I am not the best at being "green". My family and I are working on it though! As I started thinking about protecting the planet, there are several changes that we can make that are also budget friendly. Start a garden: I know I have recommended starting a garden several times. Having fresh vegetables without the use of pesticides is just wonderful! Deal Seeking Mom has a great ...

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How do you save money?

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The first question people ask me is how did you get started? How do you keep it all straight. The easiest response is I follow our site. I mean that is my secret. This secret has saved me on average $100 a week. That's right I bought what we needed and didn't spend $100 extra on the items. My budget is $100.00 a week. I spend every penny and I enjoy it! I enjoy it because I used to spend atleast $200 on the same items! Here is exactly what I do: I click on the store in my area whose list I ...

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Chutzpah- The Washington DC Experience

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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