Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances. The truth is, there are plenty of things our grandparents and great grandparents did that were eco-friendly and frugal that we can easily do today. Here are some simple things our family does to be more environmentally friendly and to save money: 1. My husband and I cook a lot and often have leftovers.

Friday Links – Still Swamped Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I have not had my full reserves the last few days and it is getting me down. I don’t like the feeling of not being able to keep up and/or not having the energy to do the things I like, like working out. And then there is the blog. I am behind on commenting, posting, and responding to emails. I hope you are doing ok and that your life is feeling a bit more balanced than mine these days. Will a “green” car really save you money?


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Four Easy Ways to Save on Basic Necessities

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

People across the country are reining in their spending and pinching pennies in a concerted effort to save more money. The American culture is wrought with excessive spending so it is no surprise that the typical household overspends on necessities such as food, gas, utilities, and phone usage. Paying for prepared meals is convenient and tasty, but it’s also more expensive and usually less healthy. And, be sure to eat your leftovers!

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P.E.P. for Week of January 10-14/11-Seeking Balance Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Well, I don’t know about you but this week has felt very long and tiring. Both my husband and I have been feeling quite tired this week. If the dusting and vacuuming gets pushed one day, that’s ok. We have a lot going on the next couple months so I am striving to keep this calm approach and find balance the next while. My husband and I did when we got married and it works well for us. Going Frugal. Going Green.