Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Learn how to remove spots and do it as soon as the clothing gets dirty. Make old t-shirts and dish cloths into rags to use when dusting or washing the car and etc.

My 2020 Financial Goals & A Recap of 2019

Family Balance Sheet

The last loan was his student loan and I wanted him to make that final payment. I feel like I made a lot of trips to the thrift store to donate our stuff, but my house will tell you otherwise. I never really embraced the idea of choosing a word for the year.


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How Can I Be Eco-Friendly With a Credit Card?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A percentage of your purchase will then be donated to the group of your choice. Since you would be making these purchases anyway, and the percentage doesn’t come out of your pocket, it is a win-win scenario for both you and your group. To take this to another level, be aware of the company with whom you’re doing business, and choose a credit card lender that practices good green behavior and puts the environment first.

Save Money – Make Shoes Last

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you can make your shoes last longer, you can tuck away the savings in that rainy day fund. Today’s athletic shoes could also be washed in the washer (with a load of towels) but I never do. If you dry them in the sun, it will help brighten the light colors and do some disinfecting. Some still do, especially on those expensive men’s dress shoes. Additional maintenance can make shoes last longer. Shoes are expensive.

"Potential Accomplishments" and The Natural Magic of List-Making: Creating a Master~List

Frugal Luxuries

I firmly believe there is a kind of a natural magic in list ~ making. The very act of writing out your potential accomplishments sends a message to your central nervous system and consequently you find yourself doing the very things you want to get done! ~~~ ~~~ The following list is far from comprehensive and will of course be adjusted over time, however, it is a beginning.

Saving Tips & Free Crediting Monitoring

For the Mommas

Nearly 46% of consumers say they typically consider making a financial resolution – up 31% since the first year of the survey in 2009. Adrian Nazari, CEO and founder of CreditSesame.com , is available to talk about how consumers can start 2013 on the right financial foot, as well as discuss the top 3 financial resolutions and what consumers can do to address them including: Saving More. Do you really need cable television or can you make do without?