Monday, December 14, 2009

Lemoncello Martini

Instead of going out for the holidays, why not try getting together with a group of friends at someone's house. It is a great way to save on funds, but you still get to see everyone.

One of the best holiday drinks to make, is eggnog. Just add a little Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum and it will make for the perfect mixed drink.

Another drink that is great for the holidays is the Lemoncello Martini. Here is an article titled How to Make a Lemoncello Martini. All you need is a little vodka, sour apple schnapps, lemon juice and sugar.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rollover Balances

This is the perfect credit climate to rollover balances. Whether you are trying to pay off a mortgage loan, an automobile, or a credit card, where there's a will, there's a way.

Keep in mind your monthly budget. If you can afford an extra $100 a month, then take that extra one hundred dollars and put it on your mortgage....BUT first of all roll it onto a credit card with a 0 percent interest rate.

When doing this, be sure that you find one that does not charge for a balance transfer. In that case, you would only be defeating the purpose.

This article will help you find more tips for paying off your mortgage early. How to Pay off Your Mortgage Loan Early.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keep your bananas fresh longer

In order to keep your bananas fresh longer, take them apart when you get home from the store.

If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Use Free Classifieds

Free Classifieds is the new wave of the future. A lot of companies that are hiring, no longer place ads in the local newspapers, instead they list their openings in online classifieds. Not only online, but free online classifieds.

A great way to get rid of a few unwanted items, and to make a buck in the process, is to list the items on CraigsList or another free classified advertising web site. So, before you place that ad in the paper, try to sell it for free!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Free Museum Admission

A great way to travel for free is to find museums which offer free or low cost admission.

One of the best offers I have found is for Bank of America members. They have a Museums on Us program that offers free admission to museums and aquariums in different cities.

This is a great way to take a day trip or get to plan the rest of your vacation around!

Friday, November 6, 2009


We are all seeking out ways to earn extra money these days. So why not recycling. Most of us know that we can save our aluminum cans and recycle them to earn extra money. In some states, all we get back is the money that we originally paid for the deposit, so unfortunately for those people this won't work.

But in other cities around the world, you can actually earn money from other recycled products. That's right, you can get paid for those goods that you are paying the city or county to take in for you. Check around your area for recycle centers. Some pay for paper and plastic, as well as other products. So, go ahead and make money off your garbage!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains

A number of people complain about the hard water stains in the toilets, but it can be a lot easier to get rid of than they think...and very inexpensive!

Buy a gallon of white vinegar. Keep this under your bathroom sink, or in a bathroom closet. Once a week, pour about a half a cup of the vinegar in the back of your commode. Tada! Done! Stains vanish!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Got a stuck drawer?

If you have a drawer that is stuck, or if you have a drawer that is sticking, don't bust up that old dresser. It's not worth the expense of getting a new one. Check out this article, and find out how to fix it yourself!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Make your own Halloween Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, I decided to write an article about saving money on Halloween costumes.

I just recently attended our annual Halloween party. I didn't want to spend money on a costume, or even costume accessories. If I could get away with it, I wanted to have a costume that was made completely out of things found around the house.

Well, I got lucky, and found an old dress in one of the rental properties. My imagination started flowing from there. That is, along with my internet search engine. I decided to go as a Headless Bride. Here is the article with directions on How to Make a Headless Woman Costume!

The only thing that I spent money on was the materials to make the homemade fake blood. But, it was made of items that are found in most households including: clear corn syrup, dish liquid, corn starch, red and blue food coloring.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Install a Wall Heater

For money savings on her utility bills, a company came out to check out my mom's home to see if it was energy efficient. They determined that installing a wall heater would be more efficient than the current type of heat that she had in her living room.

We decided to install a couple of these in the upstairs of one of our apartments, which has a forced gas furnace and no duct work in the upstairs. They work great.

Follow this LINK for directions on how to install a wall heater. And good luck with saving on your utilities bills this winter!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Make Some Extra Money

Instead of telling you different ways to save money, today I am going to share with you some of the ways that I make extra money.

For one, obviously you are reading this, so you know that I have a blog. With a blog, or even your own web site, you can get paid to advertise. You can also get paid by putting affiliate links on your web page.

Some other things that you can do to earn some extra money on the internet include: paid to click programs, paid to read email, surveys, and many more.

I have compiled all of this information in a little bit of a web site which I call Learn to Earn for Free. Check It Out!

Good luck to you in earning a little extra cash on the internet.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Save Money on Car Maintenance

Today's new idea to help you live an inexpensive way of life, is to save money on car maintenance.

One can easily perform oil changes at home. It is easy to find out what type of oil and filter to use. You can look under the hood of your car or truck, and it will tell you the weight of the oil. In most stores, there is a digitalized kiosk that will allow you to look up what type of filter.

Other things that can be easily be done are light bulb changes. Here is an article to describe how easy it is on one particular vehicle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ideas from My Friends

I want to thank all of my friends for helping me come up with some new ideas this week. Here are some money saving or frugal ideas, that we came up with.

When you finish the end of a jar of jelly, peanut butter, etc., instead of throwing the jar away right away, save it. The next time you go for a snack, take a slice of bread and dip it in the jar to get that last little bit out instead of tossing it!

Again, at the end of a bag of pretzels. Don't toss that extra salt with the pretzel bag. Put it in a little container, maybe even a grinder, and save it for your popcorn or other snacks.

What about sunscreen? It will probably be expired if you save it from year to year. How about using the rest of the tube for shaving instead of tossing it? It will probably even help to soften your skin!

Another good idea....When you are getting the temperature set in your shower and the water is running before you get in, catch that water in a bucket. Use the water for your outdoor plants. This will especially be helpful in the summer.

Hope you have enjoyed these household tips from me and my friends!