SIMPLE MONEY & FINANCES

Gaining control of the money in your life will give you sanity in the other areas of your life.

August 31, 2015
The Beauty of Being Debt Free

Debt Free!

This month I accomplished something wonderful. It took a little longer than it should have (darn those emergencies that always popped up right before I could […]
December 10, 2014
Plumping: Underhanded Practices Cheat Meat Consumers

Cheats: The NEW Way Butchers Put a Thumb On Your Scale

So the other night, I found a GREAT deal (or so I thought) on meat at a local, well-known grocery store chain. They had pork chops […]
October 23, 2014
How to save money on printer ink

Think Before You Ink: How to Save Money on Printer Ink!

Want to save money on printer ink? Here are a few tips: Use draft mode on your printers as your default (switch back to standard mode […]
November 17, 2013
Save money online the easy way!

Earn A Little Cash Nearly Every Time You Buy Online

I’m an online shopper. I don’t buy more than is absolutely necessary and I avoid the malls like the plague… especially this time of year. So […]
October 8, 2012
Will Yard Sales Be Illegal?

Legislation To Criminalize Yard Sales and Goodwill?!?!

Do I have your attention? I’m not usually political on Living Small (I save all my angsty stuff for my Wicked Blog). This blog and this […]
September 1, 2012
Manager's Specials to save money on groceries

Saturday and the Supermarket: Simply Savings

I went to Kroger this morning. Yes, I usually try to avoid the supermarket and I ESPECIALLY try to avoid it on the weekend, but I had […]
August 1, 2012
How to get change counted without the fee

Trade in Your Change For Free

Have you noticed that even BANKS are charging a “surcharge” to accept large quantities of change these days? (It’s not the ONLY way they are charging […]
December 19, 2011
Restaurant Linens - for home use

Reducing the Use of Paper Products

I gave up paper towels ages ago. Literally years. Since then, I’ve tried to move from paper napkins to cloth with a small degree of success […]
November 20, 2011
How to Slow Down The Electric Meter

Saving Energy By Design and Devices

You can decrease your energy consumption in many ways. The more you know about conservation in this economy, the better. Consider ways to automatically eliminate the […]
November 15, 2011
Home Phone Option for Remote Locations

Cheap Phone Service for Remote Locations

I cut my telephone land line years ago. This far out, it was lousy… AND expensive. The problem was that I wanted a “home office” phone […]
November 10, 2011
Salem the cat on new sheets

Saving Money on Heat in Your Tiny Home

I’ve invested just under $50 in the lowering of my heating bills this winter. I took a non-traditional approach. It’s a bit beyond the weatherstripping, insulation […]
October 10, 2011
Handling your finances, simply

Simple Tracking for your Spending

I just started using a great little finance program on October 1st. It’s not the first time I’ve tried to get a handle on my spending […]