5 Frugal Books Worth Reading (And Re-Reading!)

5 great frugal books worth reading and rereading
Whether you’re new to frugality, or an old hand at it, there are certain books that are classics in this niche. They’re worth reading if you haven’t gotten around to it. They’re also worth re-reading, especially if you’re feeling like you’ve lost your frugal “mojo”. Reading just a few pages a day of any of the following books is a great way to refresh your frugal soul, generate new ideas and get excited again about your frugal journey. It can also help you reconnect with why you’re frugal in the first place.

Sometimes we all need that extra boost, especially in a society where we are constantly bombarded by advertisements telling us we need more, and that we’re somehow not enough. So grab a copy from the library, your kindle, your bookshelf or your favorite used bookstore and rekindle your frugal fires!

Update 8/6/2015: I’m excited to announce that we’ll be reading through most of these books in the next 6 months on Frugal Moms²! I’ll have more details soon!

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Meals & Deals: Week of 7/26/2015

Frugal Meals and Deals for July 26, 2015

We have moved our Meals & Deals features over to our sister site, Frugal Foodie Moms.com. Click here for this week’s meal plan, shopping trip and recipes.

Shoot for the Moon

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars. Norman Vincent Peale

Where are we going with Frugal Moms²? We’ve been back up for three months, and lately I feel like I’m bombarding people with recipes and garden stuff. That’s tons of fun, and I want to continue to have some of that. But it’s really not the primary focus here. Am I shooting for the moon, or for my feet?  Some days it’s hard to tell.

I started Frugal Moms in 1998 to connect with other people who loved to save money and use those savings to build a better lives for themselves and their families. I got so tired of people’s eyes glazing over when I excitedly told them about the great deal I got at Goodwill, a yard sale, the grocery store, or how I was saving up for something important to me. They’d usually dismiss me with “Oh, I could never do that!” And then complain about expensive their life was. Continue reading →

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Meals & Deals: Week of 7/19/2015

Frugal Moms² meal plan for the week of 7/19/2015.


Last week I didn’t get a chance to make most of the snacks, so I’m going with familiar snack recipes (smoothies) this week and trying some new lunch recipes. I kept most of the dinners in familiar territory, because the pace of things lately has been very hectic at work, plus trying to work on Frugal Moms² and Frugal Foodie Moms after the kids go to bed.

I launched Frugal Foodie Moms about a week ago, with a focus completely on food. Frugal Moms² will focus more on the nuts and bolts of frugal living, but I’ll keep the recipes up that are already here. I just feel like I’m drowning people in them! You feedback is welcome. I love to hear from you all about what you’d like to see on both sites. Just comment below or use the form on the Contact Us page to send your ideas, questions and suggestions.

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Bookcase Explosion

cheap book case explosion

So…this happened. Excuse the blurriness. I was in shock!

I confess. I’m a bookaholic.

While some people have trouble with alcohol and other substances, my drug of choice is reading material! I love books, whether they are e books or “dead tree books” (traditional books), I love them all. The problem is, where to put them? I’ve always had tons of books, and always had storage issues. My ex husband tried to break me of my book-loving ways. He said it was him or the books. Hence the “ex” in his title! Continue reading →

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