Chutzpah: Tricked

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 … [Read more...]

Saving on Holiday Travel

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Are you traveling this Holiday season? Hopefully you already have your travel reservations! If not, start researching now. Bing released a travel forecast this week and overall domestic airfare costs are down 7% from last years Holiday travel. Now to take advantage of that savings, you will need to be flexible with your travel dates. It looks like a Wednesday to Sunday trip will be your best bet if flying. If you are looking for future flights, Bing has travel prediction ability! Just search … [Read more...]

Tips for Saving on Winter Heating

One thing that I am excited about this winter is that we should have much lower electric bills! We had the unfortunate experience of needing a new heat pump last spring. Although it was a hefty bill, our electric bill is significantly lower since it is way more efficient. As the colder weather of winter sets in, you may be thinking of a couple of different things. On one hand, if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and planning special events for your family. On a … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Doubting My Abilities

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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 … [Read more...]

Ask a wife of a Frugal Guy

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So the truth is my husband is the frugal one. This has always been the case. I am only frugal so I can buy other things that we couldn't afford if I paid full price for our groceries. I spent all Thursday trying to find my husband who spent all day going from one company to the next taking advantage of all the Veteran's Day Specials. This is his favorite holiday of the year. I figured he earned the sandwich at Subway, coffee and Dunkin Doughnuts, Onion from Outback, Free car wash from Clean … [Read more...]

Year End Financial Wrap Up Checklist

It is hard to believe that it is time for year end reviews. Taking time to look over your plans in information will allow you to evaluate what worked and what needs improvement. My husband and I met with our agent last week and we did make some changes to several policies, including retirement. Now taxes, that is something I am way behind in as far as organization goes! What a year it’s been! It’s not over yet but with all of this talk about the holidays, it sure seems like the end of the year … [Read more...]

Weekly Cinema Movie Ticket Update

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It looks like Weekly Cinema is going out of business. I have written about deals for Weekly Cinema several times in the last few months. If you still have unused credits, you will need to contact Weekly Cinema or the deal of the day site you purchased the voucher from (if you bought it from Groupon, contact them HERE.) Here is note from Weekly Cinema: We will be issuing refunds to our monthly subscribers based on the number of tickets in their account which have not been used and also the … [Read more...]

What is a Good Price for a Turkey?

So, I had a reader ask a question yesterday and I honestly don't know the answer. What is the best price for a Turkey? I am never in charge of buying the Turkey for Thanksgiving- I am the side dish person! I know that Turkey prices vary depending on whether it is a fresh or frozen. Please leave a comment and tell us what a good price per pound is for the turkey you buy! Thank you! P.S. For more tips on saving money on Thanksgiving, head on over to the Frugal Living Community at the … [Read more...]

Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu & Shopping Trip

An easy way to cut down on Holiday stress is to start planning now. You will save yourself time and money by doing a little planning. Thanksgiving will be here before you know. Start thinking about your menu and start shopping for ingredients. Here are some tips: Check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer for items you may have on hand. Make sure to check your spices and herbs too! Get all of the recipes you will be using in order. Write a list of ingredients you will need to buy. Some … [Read more...]

Chutzpah:Scams

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 … [Read more...]