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7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

March 6, 2015 – 8:10 am | 4 Comments

ff-pigHey friends! We’re honored to feature this article from money-saving expert Andrea Woroch.  Andrea is sharing with us today some ways in which we can trick ourselves into saving money. Thanks, Andrea, for these great tips!

Saving money isn’t easy, and it’s clear Americans are having trouble doing just that. A recent report revealed 28% of consumers feel less comfortable with their savings compared to last year, and 24% have more credit card debt than cash stashed for emergencies. With the average U.S. household credit card debt at approximately $15,600, it’s time to take action.

If you’re having trouble breaking a poor spending habit or can’t stick to a savings plan, trick yourself into stashing more dough with these 7 clever strategies. Read the full story »

How a Clean Diet Can Change Your Life

March 2, 2015 – 7:55 am | 52 Comments
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I’ve been talking lots lately on the changes we’ve experienced here at the Frugal Farm as we’ve began juicing and looking more seriously into things like a macrobiotic lifestyle.  As a family of self-confessed foodies, …

Macrobiotic Diet vs Paleo Diet: What’s the Difference?

February 26, 2015 – 7:02 am | 24 Comments
Macrobiotic Diet vs Paleo Diet: What’s the Difference?

Well, since we began our un-frugal practice of juicing at the beginning of the year, we have, quite by accident, delved into a world of clean eating.  Before our juicing experiment, we had a pretty …

How Moving From the Suburbs to the Country Changed our Lives

February 23, 2015 – 6:19 am | 12 Comments
How Moving From the Suburbs to the Country Changed our Lives

Hey, friends!  Check out our guest post over at The Plutus Awards today:
We launched The Frugal Farmer near the end of December 2012. Earlier that month, we’d come to the realization that our debt had …

Un-Frugal Confessions

February 18, 2015 – 9:23 am | 59 Comments
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It’s confession time, friends.  I’ve developed a habit over the last six weeks that’s not so frugal.  Over the course of the last six weeks, this habit has cost our family roughly $288.57.  I was …

The Road to Debt Free: Fruclassity Commandment #2

February 14, 2015 – 7:53 am | 21 Comments
The Road to Debt Free: Fruclassity Commandment #2

It’s been WAY too long since I’ve posted anything on Fruclassity here.  My apologies for that.  The good news is that my freelancing biz is kicking some serious tail.  The bad news is that because …

Gardening for Beginners: Helpful Tips

February 11, 2015 – 4:03 am | 27 Comments
Gardening for Beginners

This post originally appeared in January of 2014.  Since gardening time is near, I thought we’d re-run it for any new-to-gardening readers. Enjoy!
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Happy Friday, friends!!  My dear friend Michelle, whom I secretly call my …

Motivation: Words of Wisdom From Paul Milligan

February 9, 2015 – 1:14 am | 60 Comments
Motivation: Words of Wisdom From Paul Milligan

Hey, friends!!  This is a post I wrote about two years ago that has some information that was super motivating and helpful to Rick and I as we began our “getting out of debt” journey.  …

Our Best Homemade Pizza Recipe

February 7, 2015 – 9:02 am | 24 Comments
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Like most normal people, we LOVE our pizza here at the Frugal Farmer household.  Let’s just face it: pizza ROCKS!  But it can also be expensive.  At our favorite local pizza joint, it’s …

10 Things I Never Pay For

February 5, 2015 – 7:39 am | 71 Comments
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Today I’m sharing 10 of the things I never pay for here in the Frugal Farmer household.  Adding all of these items up, I’m certain that we save thousands of dollars per year, all of …

Movin’ Out

February 2, 2015 – 7:39 am | 48 Comments
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Rather, I should say “We’re” movin out.  Or, to put it more aptly, we’ve already moved out.  Out, away from the rat race, from the temptation to keep up with the Joneses.  This Billy Joel …