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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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Sports Events, Concerts, and Vacations: A Frugal Lady’s Guide For Finding Great Deals Online

Finding great deals for concerts and events online is a satisfying and wonderful experience. Locating a ticket to a sports game you really wanted to attend for close to nothing after browsing the net for hours can feel very rewarding. Unfortunately, most of us are working full time jobs and don’t have the luxury of spending so much time on …

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A Frugal Perspective on Technological Advancements

We are already 16 years into the 21st century, and state of the art technologies abound in all areas of our lives. Time and money have been invested into producing these impressive advancements and making them accessible to the public, thereby simplifying our lives and reducing our cost of living. Here are some examples of advances in technology that have …

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DIY Toys For Your Baby!

I’ve recently started sharing with you here my experiences as a new mother, from a frugal perspective. In this post I will show you how to make beautiful DIY toys for your little ones that will (hopefully!) keep them occupied and busy. They all have an educational sensory benefit to them that will stimulate your baby’s minds. Watching your baby get excited …

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4 Energy Saving Tips You Can Teach Your Kids

A great initiative is to get your children thinking about energy saving from a young age. Around the home, there are all manner of tricks and tips to help guide them towards an energy efficient lifestyle. Here are a few common ones that are helpful, easy and fun to teach. They aren’t necessarily the most radical changes but they are …

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4 Frugal Tips for Keeping to your Budget when your Newborn Arrives

Expecting your first baby? Congratulations! With your new bundle of joy comes great expectations, wonderful new beginnings, and…many expenses. We all want the very best for our little one, but the global baby-appliance industry made 44.7 billion USD in 2011 (and in 2017 is expected to increase sales to 66.8 billion USD) and is filled with items you don’t really …

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Money Saving Tips for Surviving the Summer Vacation

Summer is here! As much as I love this season, the past years have shown me that I waste more money in July and August than in any other month. Unfortunately, there’s something about the freedom of a summer break that distracts you from being careful and budgeting your expenses. Due to the beautiful weather, I find myself going out …

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4 Frugal Habits that May Actually be Costing you – and How to Balance Them Out

We here at AllTheFrugalLadies are all about advocating frugality , minimalism, and saving money. However, we’ve discovered that when frugal habits are sometimes taken to the extreme or not controlled properly, they might end up costing us a lot, and thereby missing their mark. The following list portrays a few dire consequences of certain frugal habits that need self examination and reconsideration, …

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5 Easy Ways to Save at the Gas Pump

As the cost of living rises, our pockets empty. One of the main culprits is our car – a constant guzzler of money as we cover fix-ups, insurance, and of course the never ending fill up at the gas station! With gas prices constantly on the rise, people are opting for public transportation, carpooling, bicycling, switching cars and any other …

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Cosmetics and Makeup for the Frugal Girl on the Go!

With the advent of June comes rising temperatures and an exciting wardrobe transition. We’ve hung up our winter coats, rocked the spring jackets, and can now happily retrieve our summer sundresses from the dark recesses of our closet. Finally our days are spent running around in the summer heat and our nights spent enjoying the warm evening breeze. Needless to …

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