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Good Marketing: A Key Component to Any Successful Business

August 17, 2016 – 6:27 am

A while back, Mrs. Frugal Rules wrote a great post titled Three Ways Advertising Companies Tempt You to Forsake Frugality.  I loved this post, first and foremost, because I’ve always had a hidden dream of becoming a highly successful marketing rep.  The whole world just seems exciting to me: my entire job is based on convincing you, the largely unassuming public, that you need to buy my product – now, and making tons of money off of my ability to put one over on you.

I know – my control issues are a little freaky, but rest assured; I’m too tired by the end of the day to actually do anything about it. 🙂 Read the full story »

Got Clutter? Use It to Lower Your Tax Bill with a Charitable Donation

August 17, 2016 – 12:48 am

It’s a fact of life — the more time goes by, the more stuff you accumulate. Much of this stuff outlives its usefulness quickly, so decluttering becomes a necessity. But what to do with the …

Frugal Home Hacks that Save us Hundreds Per Month

August 12, 2016 – 8:44 am

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. There’s lots of truth in that quote. For us, the necessity to keep trimming our spending as we work our way out of debt has helped …

Six Health Hacks that Help us Keep Medical Costs Low

August 4, 2016 – 9:21 am

*Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. I am simply sharing my experiences and as such, this article should not be substituted for professional medical advice. 
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Since the induction of Obamacare …

Mark Cuban : His 3 Smart Money Moves – and Mine

July 13, 2016 – 7:22 am

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Mark Cuban is a guy I really admire from the standpoint that he seems to be a devoted family man, and he has his financial crap together in a big …

How We Broke the New and Shiny Cycle

July 7, 2016 – 8:22 am

See that pic? That’s the odometer on our 2005 Chevy Suburban. It just hit 200,000 miles this last month.  I love our 2005 truck. It runs great. Looks good. And fits all of our needs. …

TwoFer: A Great Holiday Recipe and a Serious Word of Caution

July 3, 2016 – 1:33 am

Greetings, friends! This is a post that I re-post every year around the 4th of July. Note that this is NOT an anti-fireworks post, just an important word of caution for all about the dangers …

How to Live a More Rounded Life While on a Budget 

June 29, 2016 – 7:00 am

Greetings, Frugal Farmer friends! Today I’m sharing a guest post from my blogging pal Richard, who blogs over at Frugality Magazine. Richard worked hard via frugality to pay off a boatload of debt so that …

Republic Wireless Review: What We Think After One Year

June 22, 2016 – 7:09 am

So, it’s been just over a year now since we switched our cell phones from our pay-as-you-go service to Republic Wireless. Republic Wireless had asked us to try their service, and we agreed.
I thought I’d …

Why Financial Wellness Matters

June 12, 2016 – 6:47 am

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to …

The Difference Between “The Good” and “The Best”

June 9, 2016 – 7:52 am

This post was originally published in 2012 – one of the very first posts I published on The Frugal Farmer – but I find it very enlightening so I thought I’d give you a blast …