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Sherrie W.

Sherrie is a part-time contributor to All the Frugal Ladies. She currently works for a small publishing firm in London and enjoys writing about her frugal (and not so frugal) life experiences and lessons learned along the way :)

5 Reasons Buying Contact Lenses Online is Cheaper (+ 10% Discount Code!)

As a frugal lady, I’m always looking to save. Unfortunately, if like me, you wear contact lenses to see clearly, the expenses add up. That’s because high street retailers sell disposable lenses at high prices, especially if they are linked to a monthly scheme that includes lenses, solution and aftercare appointments. Well frugal ladies, it’s time to wise-up and stop …

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Beach Birthday

My LO is about to turn two years old and while we felt he was still too small for birthday parties at the age of one, he understands a lot more now (naturally) and is much more aware of our culture norms and expectations, including birthday celebrations (and presents lol). Birthdays are a big deal here and sometimes I feel …

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Parenting is a Humbling Experience

I became a mother at age 35, which here in the Middle East is considered relatively old, though more and more women are now getting married here and making a family in their late twenties-early thirties. I was married for ten years prior to that and while I enjoyed traveling, going out, working, and in general, my freedom (all things …

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6 Ways Parents Can Make a Little Extra Money

Does it always seem like your paycheck disappears as soon as you get it? For many working parents, that’s exactly the case: rent or mortgage, car payments, insurance, retirement fund, extra-curricular activities for kids, Christmas….the list could go on and on. But, instead of worrying about how you’re going to pay for your son’s second broken arm this year or …

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How to Set up a Child’s Nursery on a Limited Budget

It’s only natural to want your child’s room to look as good as possible; but you shouldn’t forget that a nursery is only used for a relatively short space of time and you’ll soon have to evolve the room as kids grow up. You shouldn’t be tempted to spend money that you cannot afford. Remember that your child will need …

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Online Shopping Hacks

The growing popularity of online shopping has definitely influenced our consumer experience. Once upon a time we actually had to get off the sofa and out of our house, compare between a set number of shops and settle for the lowest price. We only got discounts during holidays and season clearances. The birth of online shopping has given way to …

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Making Money In Your Spare Time

Do you have a lot of spare time in your day? Well, many women have spare time and they want to utilize this time in a good way. If you have likeness or hobbies for anything, it will be better to use that for earning some money. Thanks to internet and other modern technologies there are a lot of opportunities …

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Financial Tips for Getting By After a Divorce

Divorce is never easy, even at times when there is complete agreement on everything between the couple. There are many emotions, pressures and financial issues and concerns to deal with, especially if kids are involved. And in the midst of negotiations with your spouse, it can be hard to think ahead to the time when you will be officially divorced and …

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Your Guide to Unwanted Gift Cards

The Stats on Gift Cards The stats on gift cards and gifts are generally surprising. $2 billion worth of gift cards go lost or don’t end up being used each year in America. And while this doesn’t even begin to compare to the $50 billion worth of items that Americans return during the holidays annually, it’s still a staggering amount …

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Save the Beautiful Flowers from a Wedding – A Few Tips on How to Reuse Them

There are things that are too beautiful to waste and there are things that you should not waste no matter what. Included in the latter are beautiful flowers from a wedding. How could anyone afford to waste such beautiful chrysanthemums, roses, lily of the valley, calla lilies, gardenia and other gorgeous types of flowers? Of course, there should never be …

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