October, 2021

5 recent purchases that I love

The Frugal Girl

As a frugal blogger, I tend to write about how I avoid buying things. But I do think that there are legitimate reasons to purchase things. I think that if a purchase is useful or particularly joy-inducing, that’s a good reason to drop a few dollars.

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How We’re Using Upromise to Save for College

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This post is NOT sponsored by Upromise. Instead, it is my honest review. All links to Upromise are my referral links. Way back in 2008 I signed up for a Upromise account and then it sat unused for many years. I don’t recall why I never used the account, but I guess it just slipped my mind.

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Environmentally Friendly Health Tips

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We all want to be healthier in our day to day lives, and we all know the effect that some of our healthy choices may be making on the environment. Here, we’ll look at the most environmentally friendly health tips to improve our health and the environment. Take Natural Supplements. Taking natural supplements is a great way to get extra nutrition into your body to help your health.

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Meet a Reader | Texas Rachel

The Frugal Girl

Hello, everyone! Today, we’re meeting Rachel. She’s been reading here since 2009, but she’s actually never left a comment. She’s making up for it today, though!

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Five Frugal Things | Does this make sense? No.

The Frugal Girl

We’re kicking off this week’s round of Five Frugal Things with me doing something not-so-sensible: 1. I bought some boxes of bruised apples. Does it make sense to buy apples for homemade applesauce when I am currently having trouble cooking dinner ? Did I do it anyway? Do I regret it?

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WIS, WWA | My cooking reset

The Frugal Girl

First, a big ol’ thank you to all of you for your kind and gracious comments on the post where I shared how I’ve been struggling in the cooking arena since my anatomy and physiology class started. A lot of you accurately saw what was going on.

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Meet a German reader | Lea

The Frugal Girl

Tell us a little about yourself. I live by myself in a spacious flat I own together with my dog in downtown Stuttgart, Germany. I was married and have three grown sons. The eldest is married and lives in Vienna. They have an 18-month-old boy – my first grandchild.

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Thankful Thursday | I feel rich! (in data)

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for Mint Mobile. I am seriously reveling in having so much cellular data available each month. I feel positively rich in data! Even though it feels to me like I am using SO MUCH DATA, I am barely scratching the surface of the 4 gigs I get each month.

Thankful Thursday | This is when you get stronger

The Frugal Girl

You know how when you are exercising, there’s a point where you feel like you really cannot possibly keep going for a moment more? And you know how often turns out that you actually can do a little bit more?

Five Frugal Things | I bought a coloring book!

The Frugal Girl

I bought an anatomy coloring book on eBay. Sonia came across a highly rated anatomy coloring book on Amazon, and when she sent me the link, I hopped over to eBay to see if any were listed. Sure enough, I found one for $3.99, plus $4 shipping.

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Our robot vacuum story: one loser, one winner

The Frugal Girl

Last year at Christmastime, Lisey announced that her present to our household would be a robot vacuum. I had never seriously considered buying a robot vacuum, but Lisey: doesn’t like sweeping. strongly dislikes floors full of crumbs. So she thought a robot vacuum would be the perfect solution.

Thankful Thursday | Well, first of all…

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that I finally got to donate blood!! I barely qualified…like, if my hemoglobin was one-tenth lower, I would have gotten kicked out again. But good enough is good enough, so I got to donate.

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Thankful Thursday | it’s so easy to complain!

The Frugal Girl

Since I write about thankfulness and contentment pretty often, you guys might start to get the impression that I am always thankful, or that contentment requires no effort. So here’s a little story. You guys know how I really dislike the hot and humid weather of summer, right?

WIS, WWA | Maybe I am studying too much

The Frugal Girl

Guys, I think anatomy and physiology is really taking it out of me. me being dramatic about my homework. I technically have time to cook dinner, but I have been spending so many hours studying (on top of all the usual stuff I do), I feel entirely out of motivation at the end of the day.

Meet a New York Reader | Stephanie

The Frugal Girl

Stephanie emailed me when I put a call out for reader submissions and she wondered if it would be ok to participate, since she and her husband are high earners with no kids, and they don’t really NEED to be frugal. And I said, “Of course!”

Right now…

The Frugal Girl

Since none of the posts in my draft folder are ready to go, we’re gonna go with a stream of consciousness-style post today! Right now, I am: hoping… that I will get to donate blood this morning.

Ask the readers: How do you socialize frugally?

The Frugal Girl

Alright, frugal people! I got an email from a reader that I will do my best to answer, and then I’d love your input as well because I think you all will have a lot to add. The email: Hello!

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WIS, WWA | Just the three of us

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Mr. FG has been out of town this week, so I’ve only been feeding Sonia, Zoe, and me. And my grocery spending has been quite low. I spent: $9 at Harris Teeter. $20 20 on Target groceries. $25 25 on a Hungry Harvest box. $5 5 on a bowl of chili at Potbelly.

Meet a Reader | Beth (a veteran reader!)

The Frugal Girl

Beth is a super longer-term Frugal Girl reader…she’s been around since 2008, which is the year I started blogging! Thanks for sticking with me so long, Beth. ??. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a homemaker and teacher!

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WIS, WWA | $148

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. How about a gratuitous cat photo to start with? the best spot to watch the birds. This week, we spent: $36 at BJ’s. $56 56 at Lidl. $30 30 at Giant. at Little Caesar’s. $17 17 at Chick Fil A.

Five Frugal Things | a Starbucks Groupon!

The Frugal Girl

I got a $10 Starbucks voucher for $5. I haven’t bought a Groupon in eons, but they sent me an email with a user-specific offer for a 50% off Starbucks voucher. (If If it wasn’t user-specific, I’d have shared it with all of you!). So, I immediately bought one and added it to my app.

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WIS, WWA | Bones: yes. Cooking: no.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I felt like I spent this week kind of easing into the swing of things, especially since I had an exam right away after I got home, and then I promptly got an enormous bone terminology assignment. I’ve been working hard on memorizing the six pages of bone terms (!),

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A Fetch Rewards bonus

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone-. I’m just popping in for a quick second because I got an email from Fetch Rewards letting me know that right now, the new user bonus is 3,000 points. You can use the 3000 points for a $3 Home Depot credit.

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JCPenney: Holiday Velvet Plush Throw ONLY $9.74 (Reg $30)

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