Thrifty

Tips You Need to Manage Your Online Shopping

An online shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances.  Actually, ANY kind of shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances, but online shopping is SO easy, it can get out of hand very quickly.  All it takes is a few clicks and you can really blow your budget for […] Read more…

Several solutions to pay off your holiday overspending.

I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

OK my lovelies – the holiday season is officially over.  The turkey has been eaten, the presents unwrapped, the decorations are ready to go back in their boxes, and it’s time for the Christmas bills to start arriving.  If you have done significant overspending during this holiday, this is the part you have been dreading, […] Read more…

Moving? How to pack like a BOSS!

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […] Read more…

How to use a Debt Snowball to get Out of Debt Fast

How to Build a Debt Snowball

A debt snowball is an incredibly powerful way to pay off debt quickly and easily.  They are fairly easy to set up and use, and they are very powerful.  They can literally save you thousands in interest over the life of a loan and help you get out of debt years earlier.  I have a […] Read more…

Avoid Library Fines

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  Last year, my son ran up more than $78 in library fines and fees.  That’s some serious money for something that is theoretically free.  Fortunately, they agreed to let him pay his library fines online and we were able to negotiate a reduction since it was a first-time occurrence.  Keep in mind, this wasn’t […] Read more…

Organize Your Bill Paying System #AdriansCrazyLife How to get your bill paying under control.

Organize Your Bill Paying System

I’m writing this on my bill paying day, so it got me thinking. Paying bills is an important part of our financial lives, maybe one of the most important parts, so I’m wondering what is your bill paying strategy? – Do you pay your bills right when they hit your mailbox? – Do you have […] Read more…

Is Pet Insurance a Good Buy? #AdriansCrazyLife Should you purchase pet insurance for your pet's medical bills? Maybe yes, maybe no.

Is Pet Insurance a Smart Buy?

As the owner of four cats and a dog, I have paid out my share of vet bills.  Maybe even more than my share.  Last year, our St. Bernard – Joe got out of the yard, got hit by a car, and ended up with a broken leg that cost us about $800. It really […] Read more…

Enjoy a Cruise Without Going Broke or Getting FAT

  I just finished yet another cruise last week, so while I was on board, I was thinking of you guys and picking up little tips I’d like to share with you.  A cruise can be SO much fun, but they can be a LOT less expensive if you follow these few simple tips. CUT CRUISE TRAVEL […] Read more…

My BEST cheap and easy weight loss ideas

Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […] Read more…

Fitting of Elsa Braid

Darling Disney’s Frozen Princess Elsa Braid Tutorial

Like just about every other girl these days, my granddaughter wants to be Princess Elsa from “Frozen” this year. It seems to be the most popular costume of the year! After MUCH searching, I finally found her the costume for a reasonable price.  But of course she needed the signature Elsa braid.   Materials Needed to […] Read more…

Save Money by Paying with Cash

Spend Dramatically Less by Paying With Cash

If you want to spend dramatically LESS, try switching from plastic to all cash.  It will make you so much more aware of what you are spending and you’ll think about your purchases more carefully since cash is a limited commodity while plastic seems to be unlimited (although it really isn’t when that credit card […] Read more…

Water Alarm Online

Save Money – Get a WATER ALARM

I am always surprised when I find that most people have not heard about a water alarm.  I think it’s just as necessary as a smoke alarm in your home.  These things are BRILLIANT and have saved our bacon more times than I can count.  Water damage can be very expensive.  We’ve had water in […] Read more…

Outsmart the Same as Cash Programs

Outsmart the “Same as Cash” Programs

These 90 days* same as cash deals can be really good or really bad. Here are some tricks to keep them on the good side of things and save you money.  They can be very effective when used correctly.  (*I say 90 days, but many of them are like 6 months or a year) This […] Read more…

1 2 3