From a family of nine children, I was raised to be Thrifty. We shopped the sales and cut coupons. We grew a garden and canned our own fruit and vegetables. We composted our kitchen scraps, leaves, grass trimming, etc. to create fertilizer. My mother made a lot of our clothes, we also wore hand me downs and Thrift Store finds. I have tried to take the values learned from my childhood and incorporate them into my adult life.

I’m hoping that some of the things I share will be able to help you in some way.

One of the best ways to save money is to eat at home. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average household spends more than $3,000 a year on eating out. Which is why I will be posting recipes on my page, some will be economical meals and some won’t. But they will all save you money over eating out. And if you use grocery apps and coupons you can save even more on your grocery bills.

I will provide you with some money saving tips and ideas, from growing your own produce to making your own laundry soap. To saving money by making crafts and DIY projects. I will try to share deals with you when I find them, that may help you save on day to day expenses.

Another thing I’ll be sharing with you will be sweepstakes. I enjoy entering sweepstakes and thought that some of you might also enjoy it. I will only share sweepstakes that are easy to enter and that I enter myself. I’ve been entering sweepstakes regularly for about 5 years now. I have won several small items over the years and last year I won $5,000 worth of furniture. Any Sweepstakes that I share with you will be verified as real before I post them.

There have been times when I’ve had money and times when I have not, but through it all I have always been thrifty. There are better things we can do with our money than spend it unwisely.

A frugal person is one who tries to live simply and economically. Thrifty, spartan and prudent are synonyms for frugal. Being frugal does not mean you are cheap, it means you prioritize your spending.

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