Frugal Friday: Necessity or Luxury?

by Mary O. Moss Do I need it or do I want it? Is it really necessary? These are questions I have become accustomed to asking myself! "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Read more

Frugal Friday: Do-it-yourself Home Repair and Maintenance

by Mary O. Moss I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to pay someone to do something I have the time and ability to do myself. Don’t get me wrong . . . we’ve learned that it can definitely be cost-effective to pay someone to do the big jobs and the jobs we know we can’t do ourselves! Read more

Frugal Friday: Summer Vacation – Sabbath Rest or Super Stressor?

By Mary O. Moss Okay, I admit it! When my children were small and our family planned to go on vacation, I worried and planned and fumed and made lists and schedules and plans and reservations . . . you get the picture! I’m ashamed to admit I was sometimes so grumpy and overwhelmed throughout all Read more

Frugal Friday – Coupon stacking = Retail grace?

by Mary O.  Moss Some stores allow shoppers to “stack” coupons. Coupon stacking is using more than one coupon on one item. Coupon stacking is a store-specific opportunity to save even more money. The blog, (Freebies 4 Mom), provides comprehensive information about this.  The three stores in my area Read more

Frugal Friday: Fasting

by Mary O. Moss Have you ever considered your choice to live frugally as a fast? God has been putting on my heart that I should reframe how I view my fugal lifestyle—to think about consuming less not as a deprivation, but as a spiritual discipline. Even if living a frugal lifestyle is less out of Read more