Enjoy Everything In Life!

Since we’ve finished up with tax season, many of you might be wondering how to enjoy more out of life without racking up debt. Recently, I came across a great post about how to travel, get things you really want, and save money—all without having a rich uncle leave you a fortune.

The strategy is simple…..live within your means. Nothing fancy. Nothing requiring lots of study or investing. Just live within your means and save for the things you really want. It’s certainly doable….you just have to commit to doing it. (Of course, for some, this might be advice that comes too late. But there are still great hints here to help you find some extra places to save!)

You can read the whole article here, called “The Totally Unsexy Skill That Makes it Easier to Go After What You Want”. It has some great tips for lifestyle choices you can make, as well as solid savings advice.

If you’d like more on this topic of living debt-free, we have some great books at the library, including Christine Conway’s THE DEBT-FREE LIFESTYLE. Drop in and we can show you were to find it and more books like it on the shelf.


Frivolous Friday Food!

This post isn’t about frivolous food, but rather, a fun post about food (and how to keep it fresh)…on Frivolous Friday!  In a workplace of five women, we talk about food quite a bit.  We talk about what we ate last night, what we’re making for a special occasion, and what great deal on food we just got at a particular store. So when I came across this great post called 27 Ways to make your Groceries last as long as Possible, I thought it was something I should share.


Some of the tips are genius, and some look a little wacky, but I might give them a try. (Storing onions in pantyhose might work, but I’m not thrilled about leaving them out where anyone could see them. You decide if you’d like to try it.) Anything to make our money stretch a little further is always appreciated.

Will you try any of these tips? Do you use any of these money-saving ideas already?