frugal rich people

Frugal Habits of the Rich and Famous

Do you ever wonder how you would “be” if you had a mountain of wealth? What if you had unlimited (and continually compounding) money like Bill Gates, or an inherited silver spoon in your mouth like Paris Hilton? As a frugal person,…
cheap family activities

Cheap Family Activities

Cheap family activities will keep everyone entertained and engaged with one another, all while saving that money in your wallet.  As an adult, I occasionally daydream about certain times during my childhood. When I’m in my cubicle…
children in poverty

Let’s Brainstorm on the $5 Left at the End of the Month Challenge

My husband and I decided to help children in poverty as our charitable act. We are now sponsoring a child, and want to brainstorm ideas to include in their envelopes (despite the really restrictive requirements). Tried and tested (i.e. our child…
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Frugal Gardening: Weighing the Costs

I asked Brandy Simper to write a guest post for Frugal Confessions. Brandy gardens in the hot desert of Las Vegas, where it rains 2 inches a year. Despite temperatures of over 90º for 6 months of the year, and summer temperatures of 116º and…
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Our Gardening Efforts: It’s a Good Thing we didn’t have to Feed Ourselves this Past Year

Paul and I view our backyard as a grocery store that brings us one step closer to becoming self sufficient. Yesterday we walked along the right side fence and snapped a lemon and lime from our fruit trees. We clipped rosemary (for roast potatoes),…