Taxes; Should you do them yourself?

It’s that time of year again, time to pay up what you owe to Uncle Sam.  The big question is “should I do my own taxes?”  and my answer is “well, that depends.”  If you are single and have no deductions with the exception of perhaps school loans you can do you own taxes pretty […]

Working from Home Opportunities and WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE.

I am a recruiter in my “day job” and have worked from home for about six years now.  I work on a contract basis, meaning I am not a permanent employee and my work is project based.  I have had assignments last six months and one lasted nearly four years.  I have 14 years of…

Cherry Cheese Pie

Love making this dessert! It really does impress when you bring it to a party and it’s the simplest thing to make.  In my tutorial I make my own graham cracker crumb crust but you can certainly buy one.  The one part of my budget that I can control more than any other is my…

A little girls dreams….dolls.

My granddaughter just celebrated her 8th birthday, my goodness where has the time gone. Her wish for Christmas was to have an American Girl Doll, as you know that is an expensive doll and her parents were going to buy one for her but I mentioned that Addy was sitting on the shelf in my…

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

First of all, I cannot tell you how very much I love my grill, griddle, panini press thingy we bought a few years now. Best ever invention for making something quickly and easily. We make pancakes, french toast, grilled cheese, grilled chicken, hamburgers and all the rest on this thing. If I pound out a…

Choices

Happy Friday the 13th! Yes, I know you are thinking, but it’s unlucky. Can’t say I believe in that. Each of us decides our own destiny.

Originally posted on The Yankee Frugalist:
I read a statement lately somewhere that was pretty powerful to me and I’d give credit if I could remember where that was. “It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built The Ark”. I am totally guilty of spending to my limit when things are going well when I should really…

Corn Chowder for a warm cheap meal.

The temperature really took a nose dive here in NH this past weekend and it was cold!  We heat primarily with wood in the winter so it’s nice and toasty in the living room near the wood stove but it is down right chilly in other rooms.  I had made the apple crisp on Sunday…

Beginnings….

I just love this quote….there are so many but I find this one particularly motivating. And what to begin today?  I have a few things going …I always have a few things going.  In an effort to see what REALLY works in saving money doing laundry I am trying a few things.  I have heard…

Apple Crisp-Frugal and Delicious

I hate waste.  My granddaughter came to stay and she had me buy some yellow delicious apples but she didn’t eat them.  I don’t care for yellow delicious apples to eat raw so I thought I’d make some Apple Crisp with them instead.  I got some Cortland’s to go along with the three I had…

Finding the Frugal Mindset

The frugal mindset is not about doing without although that is part of it from time to time. They say it takes about a month to create a habit and that is what frugal living is about, creating habits that help you not only to make your budget but also to build wealth into your…

Orange Glazed Chicken

Orange Glazed Chicken Whole Chicken Breast Salt and Pepper to Taste 1/2 cup Orange Marmalade 1/4 Cup Orange Juice 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar