Rank #1: The Frugal House – The Frugal Kitchen – Cutting Corners and Budgets
When you ponder what room in your house is the most expensive, very few of us would think of the kitchen. Between appliances, gadgets, utensils and more the costs can add up quickly. We need to have the right tools to cook, but do we need to spend a fortune to have the well equipped kitchen? This week we talked with two great Food Bloggers to get their tips on how to cut costs with gadgets, and how to cut grocery costs with cooking!
There’s a lot to learn, so tune in and see all the ways to create a Frugal Kitchen.
Thanks to this weeks guests:
Christy Jordan from SouthernPlate.com
Jen Schmidt from 10minutedinners.com
Jun 24 2013
Rank #2: The Frugal House – Figuring Out How to Start Menu Planning
We all have a desire to be a better cook or to save more money. It’s time to put your desires into action and figure out exactly how to start menu planning. Not only will Menu planning push you to try new recipes and grow as a cook, you’ll also save a ton of money!!
We started with the basics this week and covered every aspect of menu planning. Whether you want to map out a menu for a month, or want to take it one week at time, learn tips and tricks to make dinner time less stressful.
A few resources we mentioned this week:
Search for specific items on sale – http://clipmunk.southernsavers.com/item-search/
Learn how to Coupon – http://www.southernsavers.com/learn/
Sep 11 2013
Rank #3: The Frugal House – The Basics of Couponing – How to Organize Everything!
Do you want to save a ton on groceries, but the pile of coupons on the counter really isn’t working? Tune in this week and learn about a few different ways to get your coupons organized! Find a solution that works best for your time and personality. We are covering tips that take 5 minutes to methods that take more than an hour… it’s up to you. I also talked with two long time couponers to hear how they have made changes and gotten organized in their own way.
Thanks to Lauren from Iamthatlady.com and Jaime for sharing their organization tips and tricks and helping us all realize that saving money is very doable!
If you are a more visual learner check out a few videos on different ways to get your coupons organized.
Jun 17 2013
Rank #4: The Frugal House – How to Vacation on a Budget
Everyone needs a vacation, but for many of us it’s just not in the budget. This week join in as we discuss lots of ways to cut costs, budget and have a great vacation. From travel to lodging, dining to activities, we covered all the aspects of your trip.
Jul 08 2013
Rank #5: The Frugal House – Coupon Trends – Everything is Going Digital & Mobile
If video killed the radio star, what will mobile do to the printable coupon? There are big trends picking up in the coupon industry pushing more and more to digital and mobile offers. This week we are talking to industry experts and digital coupon industry leaders about the growing trend of digital saving.
Whether it’s an app for your phone or offers that pop up when you enter a certain store, you can’t say couponing is for the grandma’s of the world. This is where savings is going, so hop on board and learn about all the new trends and technology in the industry.
A huge thanks to my guests this week for sharing how they are staying up with the latest technology and where their companies are headed in the future:
Josh Grossman – Marketing Director for SavingStar
Bryan Leach – CEO of Ibotta App
Nicole Harris – Director of Operations for Snip Snap
Mark Bees – CPG and Grocer Industry Consultant
Jun 03 2013
Rank #6: The Frugal House – Making Your Own Organic Cleaners – Baby Steps to a Frugal Clean House
Everyday new reports come out about toxins in our food and cleaners. The fad to become “green” has turned into a large movement in the marketplace to return to simple ingredients and organic techniques. The problem becomes affording all these “green” and “simply made” products.
The more basic an item is made, it seems the more they will charge for it. Tune in as we discuss simple easy ways for you to stay in budget and clean your house in an organic toxic free way. You’ll be cleaner and healthier and have saved a bundle too!
Thanks to our guests this week:
Erin Odom of the Humbled Homemaker
Amy Sanders writer for the Organic Living Journey on Southern Savers.
Jun 10 2013
Rank #7: The Frugal House – We are in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year!
Tune in and learn quick and easy ways to save a bundle on your gift giving this year. Whether you are shopping online or in local stores there are a number of things to do that can easily save you half off top gifts. One big resource is to use the Black Friday deal search on SouthernSavers.com. See what store has the best price on the items you are looking for.
Nov 18 2013
Rank #8: The Frugal House – Saving on Summer Camp & Activities
Keeping the kids happy and entertained all summer is not just a want, it’s a need! As a mama, I’ll go crazy if we are stuck inside all day everyday. This week join in as we discuss great free and cheap summer activities and then tackle the big cost of summer camp. There are many ways to save, from small discounts to larger tax breaks, make sure that you are taking advantage of every opportunity.
For a full list of summer activites that are free or cheap head to SouthernSavers.com
Thanks to our guests this week:
Neil Brown CFP. with Burket Financial Services
Grant Bullard Camp Director at Gwynn Valley
May 20 2013
Rank #9: The Frugal House – Figuring Out Cloth Diapers: How to Save and What to Buy
One of the largest expenses folks think of with babies is diapers. Figuring out how to afford 2 to 3 years of diapers is something that can break the bank of any family. Because of this, many are choosing to turn to cloth diapers. This week we talked to an expert on cloth diapering, Erin Odom, author of The Cloth Diaper Convert who shared tips on how to get cloth diapers on the cheap, plus what accessories you need and don’t need. To help figure out how cloth diapers works for a typical family we also talked with Amy, a soon to be mom of two who is 17 months in on cloth diapering and preparing for her second go round.
Tune in and get your questions answered and get ready to tackle a huge expense in a frugal way. If we can’t convince you to jump on the cloth diaper bandwagon then check out all the details on how to build a disposable diaper stock pile on the cheap.
Aug 26 2013
Rank #10: The Frugal House – Saving Money on Babies: How to Make Baby Food
Babies are expensive! Odds are that’s not news to you, but guess what? There are lots of ways to cut down on costs. The biggest way is on food. Rather than buying little pouches and containers of food at $1.50 each, try your hand at making your own. This week we talked with two experts in the field of baby food: Catherine founder of Weelicious.com and Caroline the writer behind ChocolateandCarrots.com. Hear from them how easy and cheap it is to make your own gourmet meals for our little folks. We even tackled organic baby food, so you have no excuses to not get started!
Jul 31 2013