Frugal Confessions’ One-Year Anniversary

It has officially been one year today since Frugal Confessions stepped out on the scene at the Houston Chronicle. Spawned from when I was laid off in the summer of 2008 from a marketing research job in Florida and needed to cut my costs, Frugal…
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Brand Loyalty: Could Your Money be Spent Elsewhere?

As my readers know, I believe in stockpiling to save money. When products hit rock bottom prices, I am there with coupons in hand to purchase months or even a year’s worth. In fact, I have recently scored 4 bottles of Purex liquid detergent…
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Saving and Sacrificing Without Purpose: Why Do I Want to be Rich?

Why do I want to be rich? Asking this question clarifies what "rich" means to you, plus unlocks one key of happiness that most rich people never get. I want to be rich. I’ve never actually said that out loud, much less confessed it to…
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Bank It!

My most effective savings strategy is the monthly automatic withdrawals of a consistent percentage of my paychecks into my savings account. As the year goes on, I know that my account will continue to accumulate, barring any unforeseen natural…
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Amish Money Management + Usable Amish Saving Tips (for the rest of us)

What does Amish money management look like? How do Amish make money, and what are usable Amish money saving tips? Let's talk about all things Amish money and Amish money management. One foreign area still remains within the borders of the United…
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