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I received this question from Shannon, Hi KimC, I’ve scrolled through some of your older posts about cloth diapering. We are expecting our first baby at the end of January and I know I want to do cloth now. The thing is though, looking online there are too many options! Brands, prefold, inserts, all-in-one, and [...]
A reader over at my personal blog Life in a Shoe left me a fascinating link from Generation Cedar. It seems that the author’s neighbors have gone to extremes to cut the power bill for their large house and very large family to just $65/month. Some of their changes were over-the-top for our family. Others [...]
I mentioned requesting items for review in my list of 21 ways to get free stuff, and some readers asked how to do it. Here’s an outline of the procedure I use. HOW TO REQUEST A PRODUCT FOR REVIEW Be yourself. You don’t need to sound like a business manager. Blogging is generally a very [...]
I’m looking for recommendations, and I’m sure others are too. What book, video or other resource taught you the most about living frugally? What opened your eyes to new possibilities in frugal living? What taught you an important new money-saving skill in an engaging or entertaining way?
We all know the saying that “every cloud has a silver lining,” and I love to see it applied to the current economics situation. I’m not a Seth Godin reader, but a reader emailed this morning to tip me off to Seth’s cheery outlook in his post, Winning on the uphills. It’s short, sweet and [...]
Frugal Hacks From Jaime’s post on Thursday: As the economy continues to slide and prospects for many look bleak, there has been a surge in frugal practices. Spending less and saving more has become the latest fashion, and everywhere you look, there are articles about it or people trying to be more frugal. Is this [...]
Marlene is looking for coupons for household goods, groceries, superstores, etc. Anyone can do a google search, but which one is the best? What is your favorite source for coupons?
I received this question from a reader: Have you heard of PayPerPost.com? It’ seems like a great way make some money blogging, but it does ask for a social security number for tax purposes. I am trying to find out about this site. I know they have to ask for the SS# for tax purposes, [...]
Hi, I love your blog and I wanted to ask a question. I’m having a hard time getting my husband to get on my level of frugality. He’s very into materials and I’m more into simple living. I’ve tried handing over the bills, I’ve tried saying No to him, it seems I’ve tried everything and [...]