Category Archives: Frugal Living

Small Blessings

Yesterday I posted about my insanely busy week. One of the things that I didn’t mention in that post was the weather turned cool on Friday. Thankfully, I knew the weather forecast ahead of time. But I had a problem. Remember how I mentioned that my son had no fall clothes?¬†We had a field trip […]

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Trusting God for Our Needs

I had the post all written in my mind. I was going to write about how wonderful children’s consignment sales are. I’ve written about them before, and they have been a key part of our living on one income. But as the kids grow, the selection at these sales gets thinner. Babies outgrow their clothes […]

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The Real “Cost” of Convenience Foods

As a frugal homeschool mom, I’m not supposed to use any convenience foods. I should be growing most of my own food, right? Or I could be some sort of extreme couponer and then it would be OK to buy convenience foods since I’d have purchased them for essentially nothing. I’m afraid that’s not the […]

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Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

It seems that the Amish lifestyle is a hot topic these days. In our fast-paced, modern society, we miss what the Amish have: family, community, and simplicity. But although there is a trend towards people simplifying their lives, I don’t think many people are becoming Amish. However, the basic frugal principles that the Amish follow […]

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Reducing Monthly Payments

One of the budgeting methods that my husband and I have found helpful over the years is to look everything we purchase through the lens of the monthly payment. The goal is to minimize the amount of money that has to be spent ever month, leaving more room to save for special or unexpected expenses. […]

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To Coupon or Not to Coupon

That is the question… Coupons are one of first things that come to mind as a way to save money. But do they really save you that much money? My answer is… It depends. In today’s bad economic climate, it’s suddenly cool to be frugal. And couponing is big! There are numerous blogs and websites […]

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Keeping Up Appearances

In my last two columns for The Christian Home, I’ve talked about the lust of the flesh and its relation to our food budgets, and the lust of the eyes and how to avoid buying by not looking. This week I’d like to discuss the third part of I John 2:16 — the pride of […]

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Window Shopping

In last week’s issue of The Christian Home, I talked about I John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:16 and its parallels to Genesis […]

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Thoughts on Food

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:16 Many years ago I heard a sermon that pointed out that the three things listed as being “in the […]

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Financial Aid?

I recently agreed to write a weekly column for The Christian Home. Mrs. White at The Legacy of Home started the carnival a few months ago. When she asked for volunteers for dedicated columnists, I hesitated. Did I really need one more thing to add to my list of responsibilities? Honestly, I’m struggling to keep […]

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