= I am frugal,not Cheap! Spend Smarter but..Live Modestly

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..
the VALUE of Nothing!
Showing posts with label cheap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheap. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get real buying customers cheaply..

shop smarter, live frugally'.

or for close to nothing by using 'Stomper net', the name for getting this seo info for a good price to get Google placement. If on first page for let's say a specific key word like chakra jewelry would be good for someone like me so can be found by search engines and inevitably potential customers, visitors. This traffic is targeted too. You do this as opposed to say looking for your business under a keyword like jewelry where everyone else is. This way we create niche marketing. For this particular blog it would be keyword frugal blog, or keywords saving, making money online, home, entrepreneur. Says business is two things: innovation and marketing.

It's never been easier or cheaper to start a small business as it is now with all the free, cheap info available now on the net. Even having a college degree, education is not so important to be successful as many are designing web sites and fixing computers, offering computer help and so forth with skills acquired on own. As we know too, one can't depend on government or a company to take care of them forever which launched the rise of the entrepreneur. In fact fear is a great motivator.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Went to Michael's craft store yesterday and..

got a mini XMAS tree,1 ft. for $2.! Also got a chess game for 50 cents. cool. I also went to a shop on Central Av. and got my $25. back as was not Chloe perfume but a cheap knock off! shame on you.  Also got a fleece throw blanket at Walmart for $ 2.89!  Was looking for something to throw on hard wood floor by my couch so this works and cheaper than a rug. Just want something warm on floor when get off couch with no shoes on so feet aren't cold.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yard sales are a great place to get a deal...

Yesterday went to one and purchased a couch, a two seater and an air conditioner for 10 each and a microwave for 7 and an area rug for 5 and fan for a buck. Yeh they're used but in good shape and where can you get them
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for this price? Will give them to my friend who needs them.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Save money and stay home this summer..

If you're anthing like me, I am a huge fan of HGTV,especially shows like love it or list it or Cash and Cari or flip this house..I think you are getting the picture. There is huge money and interest in this poor economy with saving money and improving on the homes we have and items in our homes like antique furniture,restoring it,rehabbing our homes with new appliances,knocking out walls for an open plan,fixing other's homes and making a profit selling them and having yard sales,going to auctions and so forth. Many will still be on the roads traveling with gas prices soaring this time of year but many like my self will do day trips to cooler places like VT,as live in NY,Mass. and NH and make my home friendlier on the eyes and staying home this summer!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Show on T.L.C. on extreme couponing..

focuses on people who clip coupons to save money compulsively. Rather than save money,they buy hoards of stuff like 20 ketchup,will never use in a lifetime. Would make some sense if donated some of it. In some case,do,begrudgingly after being pressured by frustrated family who are sick of the items invading their homes. I think this is alot like hoarding. Yes they save like $600 but have alot of things hanging around. Shouldn't buy more until exhaust stash have.

In some cases,make money from coupons as saw in one instance item was 5.99 but reduced to 1.99 and had coupon for $2.50. money owed to from store goes to noncoupon item. Now remember these people buy like 20 items so is $10 to say meat.

Now can look at this from another perspective as perhaps these families are blessed or rather these hubbies are,not to have wives with gourmet tastes. Instead of satisfying their compulsiveness and addictive personalities by shopping,they do this. More cost effective certainly.  You may be asking self  where they get al these coupons. Well many of them dumpster drive! ugh. Can go to paper section of dump as have done it myself when times were tough and get free coupons out of dumpster,standing outside it. Many times they are bagged or tied in twine so not so bad. Great. don't even have to buy a newspaper lol.

I like saving money as much as next guy though..This weekend saved $25. at Price Chopper on food,etc. and at CVS on some food,another $10. Anything save is money that can be used for something enjoy. Friend Bill and I plan on camping this summer and traveling so money saved will go to this.

Between couponing,sales,not buying newspapers,you save a lot. Can also eat at soup kitchens and buy some groceries at food pantries. Also give out clothes and toiletries and pet food.  If live in rent subsidized apt.,use Medicaid,medicare for doctor costs and medicine,only spend money on car maintenance,gas and balance of rent after say an agency like RUPCO,section 8,soldier on,HATAS pays their share and on what can't get with coupons! Neat huh?!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eat out 4 less....

click here and save money.Isn't just at Wendy's ut subway,Mcdonald's,papa john's...save a dollar on next meal. A dollar is a dollar is a dollar,ok?!

Friday, February 5, 2010

All YOu Can EAt Italian Buffet At Village Pizza for $ 4.99..

"A cynic knows the COST of everything and the VALUE of NOTHING!"

I ate chicken,eggplant,pasta,freshly made cheese pizza,salad and a chocolate brownie. I felt stuffed when I finished and it tasted YUM, yum,Good! Great bang for your buck. Especially when other pizza parlor Franks's charges $ 6.99 for a limited portion, spaghetti and meatball dinner with bread and salad..Also they are alot nicer to deal with than Frank. I suggest you check Village pizza out if you want a great meal for your buck!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The High Cost of Cheap...

Cheap is not always better. Read the book 'Cheap' and find out why. I am reading the book by Schell and am enjoying it. If you make hand made art and jewelry like me, then you can appreciate it when people will pay more for quality,durability and hand made versus factory line jewelry. Most unfortunately want a deal and cheap and thus trade beauty for ugly crap. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cheap oops..I mean..frugal dating,lol..

Should we go dutch on a date, or does the man pay or only he pays if he asked you out or what?!?!? Read more at 'Love em or Leave Em 'Blog now!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Where the Bargains are ..NOW

my 'Green Art',recycled,reused metal earrings made from tuna cans! I added gem stones and beads to make it 'shabby chic' style. What do you think?
click link to se what yo can save on now if you want to be a frugal,smart,persisitant shopper. (hint) you don't need ot go to Lands End store or outlet to get shoes. try 'Label chopper' for the same thing for $ 15.! Accessories too are down. i know i make jewelry. I sold earrings of sterling silver and gem stone for $ 15, to a hair salon store owner, that normally costs $ 22! no, the cost of silver and shipping it did not go down folks. I simply want to sell what I have as is overstock.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Want FREE magazines,newspapers,books?

Save money by going to your local recycling plant and bring home lots of good stuff FREE! Today I brought home 2 bags of shredded paper to mix in with my cat litter to extend it. I also didn't get the sunday newspaper so I looked at it at the library and got 2 packets of coupons instead at the plant. I also got magazines. Two days ago I got a book and some other magazines. It saddened me to see books being thrown away as I know someone took the time to put their soul into what they wrote.

Today, I saved $64 at the supermarket,almost the amount I spend a week on food!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cheap,Frugal..What's the difference?!

Being frugal, means you like a bargain and rather save your money than waste IT frivolously. You can be quite generous however in many other ways like with your time and giving of yourself. being cheap means that your back hurts from stooping to pick up pennies as you walk down the street! Cheapness isn't a matter of practicality but rather is like a disease. When you rather freeze than put on some heat even when your 85 year old grand mother is visiting, That aint being frugal but just good old wrong!

Take the quiz to find out if you're frugal or just plain CHEAP!


1. Do you walk or take public transportation rather than drive even though you own a vehicle?!

2. Do you carpool to work even though your job is across the street?!

3. Do you own a television but instead watch your neighbor's, through their window?!

4. Is your idea of a good time, cutting coupons?!

5. Do you wear your husbands donated clothes?!

6. Is your idea of eating out, going to McDonald's for a dollar value meal?!

7. Do you not own a book case or a book because you won't buy a book when you can get it free at the library?!

8. Do you heat your home with solar panels you made yourself out of last night's tv dinners?!

9. Do you conserve water by taking a bath or shower once a week and use baby wipes to clean yourself instead?!

10. Last but not least..(good grief!) is your idea of a vacation, going to your local park?!

If you answered yes to more than one of these telling questions, you are not frugal but a tight wad!


sample of Aveda

My new beer bottle cap jewelry

My new beer bottle cap jewelry
by Artzstuf

Reused Clothing..





YARD sale..weekend

YARD sale..weekend
more info on Craigslist



Skiing... on the Moon!

Skiing... on the Moon!
WednesdaYS, LADIES' dAY, HUNTER mountain $53.