Month: May 2014

Preparing for Additional Children

Megan writes in: Congratulations on your third child! My husband and I are expecting our second child in February. I hope you’ll write an article about how to save money when another child comes along. Your wish is my command, Megan. Here are some of the ways we’re preparing for our third child. Strategies for …

Categories: Frugality, Parenting

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Book Editing Edition

Right now, I’m deeply involved with the editing process for my upcoming second book. My first book was fairly easy to edit. Since it was mostly a list of ways to live cheap, the edits were either “does this way to live cheap fit in the book?” or grammatical choices. This time around, though, the …

Categories: Morning Roundup

Simple Ways to Save Money on Salads

Lately, my wife and I have been studying ways to reduce our weekly grocery bill. We’ve been using several tactics to do this, which I will discuss one at a time over a series of articles. Salads before dinner are a common staple at our house. For a long time, we would buy lots of …

Categories: Food, Frugality, Groceries

Six Reasons Why People Don’t Thrift

Over the past week, I’ve been conducting a quiet poll among friends and family concerning whether or not they shop at thrift stores. I received a few “yes” answers, but a surprisingly large number of “no” answers. Without arguing about the reasons, I also asked them why they didn’t shop at thrift stores and I …

Categories: Getting Started