This month, Mr. and Mrs. FB did something truly radical - we decided, together, to go completely without a monthly budget. Not only that, my friends, but we didn't track our spending - something that our longer-term viewers may find particularly shocking. However, it was a highly educational experience, and it gave us both insights into how we perceive our budget, spending habits, and the balance between short term and long-term goal attainment.
Smudged fingers. Creaky scissors. 5 million apps that all promise the best deals. Driving to four different grocery stores with children in tow. The world of grocery couponing and planning can be a scary place.
Fortunately for frugal shoppers everywhere, most of this hype is unnecessary and heavily stereotyped. Allow me to walk you through some frugal grocery store skills that take no extra time out of your life (well, almost no more time, and time well spent) and ensure you spend only what you have budgeted.
This is the second of a three part series on frugal cooking. Want more frugal cooking content? Sign up for our monthly newsletter for one highlighted frugal recipe a month!
Now that we’ve covered how to make what you eat palatable, let’s make sure that you also get everything that you need from what you eat. There are a few things that your body needs - essential amino acids (which form proteins), vitamins, minerals, and sugars that can be converted into fuel - and it is important to get these things in appropriate amounts. Please keep in mind that I am not a registered dietician, and please follow doctor orders over mine.
This is the first of a three part series on frugal cooking. Want more frugal cooking content? Sign up for our monthly newsletter for one highlighted frugal recipe a month!
So you want to improve your frugal cooking. (Or maybe just your cooking). In a break from tradition, I am not going to wax long about the benefits of home-cooked meals, their frugal nature, and how much better they are for you - you already know that, or you wouldn’t be reading this post. In this introduction to our 3-part cooking series, we are talking about one thing, and one thing only - adjectives.
I spend most of my spare time playing with spreadsheets, my violin, or planting vegetables in my garden in hopes of bringing new insights into frugal living. Please enjoy, and don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter here.
Disclaimer - Mrs. FB is not a financial advisor. Nothing in these articles should be construed as investment or other professional advice, but rather personal opinion. Some links in these posts may be to affiliate sites - no products are advertised through this site that have not been personally used by the FB family unless expressly labeled.