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Thursday’s Thrifty Thought

Top 5 Saving Tips: Sami’s SCORE Method

Are you looking for a way to quick-start or fine-tune your savings plan? Check out my SCORE method for my top 5 saving tips (and this has been updated from what I’ve taught at seminars for those of you who’ve attended). Being budget conscious is not just for the poor anymore. Between a crashing economy and the heightened number of …

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Swine Flu & Blackouts

So…have you missed me? While I’ve tried to keep the posts plentiful while I’ve been in Florida, there have been a few obstacles in my way. To start off, I don’t have internet access where I’m staying, so it makes it harder for me to find and post deals. To compound matters, my daughter started feeling sick a couple days …

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Thursday's Thrifty Thought: 10/8

Ask for Help This week as I was cleaning our van (which was SO needed after our move!), the battery died! I couldn’t believe it! I wasn’t able to jump start it on my own, but thankfully Geico sent us Jose, who was not only able to jump it, but provide some valuable advice. I was ready to go to …

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Thursday's Thrifty Thought: 9/24/09

Move it or Lose it! Actually it should be, “If you don’t use it, lose it and don’t move it“, but that didn’t sound as catchy As we’re getting ready to move again this weekend for the second time this year, we’re even more aware of the cost of clutter. While we did a lot of purging before moving to …

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Thursday's Thrifty Thought: August 27, 2009

Use What You’ve Got I know you can take this to mean a lot of different things, but I have one very specific thing in mind today. Have you ever received a gift card that you forgot about? Or been given a coupon for a free item that expired before you could use it? I’m the first one to say …

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Thursday's Thrifty Tip: August 13, 2009

Stay Healthy I know…you’re all wondering how I come up with such brilliant and revolutionary concepts As we recently returned home from our roadtrip with a shared cold amongst me and our kids, I’ve become accutely aware of how quickly the boxes of Kleenex that have been sitting around our house for months are all of a sudden empty. If …

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Thursday’s Thrifty Thought: August 6, 2009

Pair Up! Everything is easier (and more fun) when you do it with a friend! Whether it’s clipping coupons, sharing a warehouse club membership, or buying bushels of produce from local farms, working with a friend will save you both time AND money. You’ll also gain insights you might not otherwise be aware of when depending solely on your own …

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Thursday’s Thrifty Thought: July 30, 2009

Need vs. Want Kitchens everywhere host conversations every night that go something like this: “Honey, I need a new_____” “But honey, you just got a new ______ last year.” “But this _____ really isn’t doing everything the for me that I need. And besides, the newest version would save me so much time, which really will save us money in …

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Thursday's Thrifty Thought: July 16, 2009

Start Somewhere I have so many people come up to me and say, “I don’t have time to go to every store and get every deal,” and I always reply with, “Who does?”. If you haven’t been couponing long, what you’ll quickly learn is that you’ll become easily frustrated if you try to grab every deal at every grocery and …

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Thursday's Thrifty Thought: July 9, 2009

Sign up! Everyone’s always asking me where I find all my deals; to be honest, a lot of them find me! Over the years, I’ve signed up for so many contests, coupons and samples that I receive a lot of emails daily from companies I’ve contacted offering different deals, sales and freebies. Some people will suggest that you get a …

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