Yes. We Have a Gym Membership

I've said it before, but not nearly enough: there's a reason why it's called personal finance. Not every cookie cutter solution is going to work for your particular situation, your household makeup, your needs, or your wants. In much…

We Reveal Our Grocery Store Receipt Creep, Plus a Roundup of Grocery Savings Posts

I could easily have named this post the egregiously long (but super-honest) title: "I didn't expect our grocery bill to soar so high after having just one baby" That's because in all of the things we did to prepare for our precious Conner…

Don't Make this Simple Banking Mistake (We Did) Before Taking Your Next Trip

Recently we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. While I commemorated such an awesome occasion on Frugal Confessions by discussing all the lessons I've learned about couples' finances in those five years (you'll want to read about what…
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4 Positive Financial Moves We Made to Our Bottom Line in 2012

At the end of the year it always feels like time has slipped away for me. Writing a post on all of the positive financial moves we made in 2012 helps to shed light on this as it makes me go back through a year’s worth of posts and see that…

A Very Un-Frugal Confession: We Rescued a Dog

This past July I was standing in the front parking lot of my office waiting for Paul to pick me up from work when I saw a big white body mass under a car. It was hot, it was dry, and I was afraid of what I was actually looking at. When I got…

Freedom in the Skies: Where Would You Travel to With an Airfare Monthly Subscription?

I caught the travel bug in seventh grade Spanish class. While excitedly flipping through my new Spanish textbook I came upon a caption under a photo of a floor-to-wall painting in the Museo del Prado. I cannot remember the painting; I just remember…