• May is the time of year I look to take a close look at my spending. We usually want to go camping at least once, see plays at Hope Summer Rep Theater, and there are always weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We also

  • We all want to spend less than we take in. To be fiscally responsible. Part of the way to do this is by being frugal. Here are a few ideas: Notice how much food you have wasted during the week. Buy less the next week until you know how much

  • The beginning of the year is a great time to check in with your finances. Do you have any late bills? How much savings do you have? Do you have automatic saving set up with your bank? Are you on track with your retirement? How much debt do you

  • Stamps and gasoline are the only things I bought the past three days. As I look back, on the 30 Day Spending fast to only buy necessities, I know I saved quite a bit of money. I bought many less books than I might have. I bought one shirt

  • I’ve been reading Joanne Harris’ "Blackberry Wine" and was struck by the ingenuity of the character Joe. Old pieces of carpet kept out the weeds in the vegetable garden. Empty paint tins were made into plant pots. Plastic