Save Money on Eggs – Substitute with Soy Flour

According to an AP Press Release earlier today, a federal investigation regarding price fixing is being expanded to egg products. So THAT's why they're so expensive! If you primarily use eggs for baking, try this thrifty substitute: Replace an egg with 1 heaping Tbsp soy flour and 1 Tbsp … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

I discovered a new homemade alternative to commercial dishwasher detergent by accident. I had been having a hard time with my dishwasher not getting the dishes clean and leaving a film. I did a couple of cleaning methods (running an empty load with a bowl of vinegar, running an empty load with a … [Read more...]

How to Find a Lost Savings Bond

Did you know that if you or your child received a savings bond as a baby/youngster and it has been lost that you might be able to retrieve it? An article from Kiplinger.com explains just how to find a lost savings bond. You can begin your search by filling out Form 1048 Claim for Lost, Stolen or … [Read more...]

Thrifty Tips for Cleaning Your Computer Monitor or Laptop Screen

Does your computer monitor get frequently filthy? I know mine does. Here are two thrifty ways to take care of it: 1) Get a free sample of Ringtonica Monitor Wipes by mail. 2) Make your own monitor cleaner (works for laptop screens also) by mixing a solution of 50% distilled water and 50% … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Betty Crocker Warm Delights and SAVE!

  I love the Betty Crocker Warm Delights. If you're not familiar with them, they are little individual-sized dessert mixes where you just add water and microwave. The bad thing about them is that they are quite pricey. BUT - I found out that you can make your own Betty Crocker Warm Delights … [Read more...]

Why You Need a Weather Radio for Summer Weather Safety

I usually blog about saving money, but today I want to blog about saving lives (but of course there's a money-saving tip at the end. Summer brings with it the chance of severe weather. This year has seen severe weather in many parts of the country, including tornados. One way to help protect your … [Read more...]

Benefits of Drying Your Clothes Outdoors – Do You Have Any Tips?

In looking for ways to both save money AND be eco-friendly, I decided I should try hanging my clothes outside again, something I haven't done for years. One thing I wanted to avoid was cluttering up my small backyard with a clothesline, so I opted for this retractable line. When not being used it … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe

On summer days when it's either raining outside or just too HOT to play outside, this is a fun and inexpensive project: a Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe. The recipe is originally taken from the Martha Stewart show. If you're concerned about artificial coloring, natural food coloring is a good … [Read more...]

A Cheaper Way to Get Your Checks

If you need to order new checks, do NOT, I repeat do NOT, order them from the bank. The bank charges you the highest price possible (unless you are lucky enough to have the very rare checking account with free checks). There is a cheaper way to get your checks! Your best bet is to order them online. … [Read more...]

Check Your Supermarket’s Web Site for Deals!

Most all of us thrifty shoppers are regular readers of our local supermarket’s sales flier. But, how often do you check your supermarket's web site for deals? If you’re not already familiar with it, take a look. Most will have informational resources such as recipes, food information, special … [Read more...]

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