Category Archives: Frugality

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

It started with an email from Greenability magazine. “Save $3,000 on a 2018 Nissan Leaf if you are a KCP&L customer.” And that got my attention. I mean, heck, $3,000 is a LOT of money. So I did a little … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting in the Kansas City Metro

Several years ago, I discovered the Dented Can Outlet. It was close, on Troost near Linwood, and I scored some amazing deals there. Sadly, they closed, and I’ve been pining for cool food bargains ever since. Well, I found one, … Continue reading

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Art and Privacy

A few years back we had several windows replaced in our house. The goal is to replace the rest of the windows (except for the stained glass window at the bottom of the stairs) with energy-efficient windows. And yes, I’ve … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I’m a list-maker, a goal-setter, and the financial wizard of our little family. And boy oh boy, do I have plans for our properties, now four in total. They go something like this: Maintain and increase¬†a solid savings account for … Continue reading

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No State Sales Taxes on Energy Star through 4/25

Get it while the getting is good… I just purchased an upright Frigidaire freezer with free delivery and no state sales tax on Energy Star rated appliances. I saved a pretty penny on it and I’m looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Meanderings, Musings, and More

Hi There! Did you miss me? I missed me, believe me, I did. Three Plagues Upon My House It all began in the last days of 2017, the last healthy days before a season of sickness. Seriously, I got sick … Continue reading

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Financial Tip #2 – Get a Better Interest Rate With This Savings Account

Remember When… I remember back in the 80s when you could actually MAKE a decent interest rate on your savings account. Not that I had any money I could put into savings then. I was poorer than a church mouse … Continue reading

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Financial Tip #1 – Uninsured? Try These!

I think I will start a series of financial tips. These have worked out well for me and mine, and perhaps they can help you as well. I’ll post them as I think of them. Uninsured? You Are Not Alone … Continue reading

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I Should Be Painting, But…

I woke up this morning with an IDEA.   You know the kind. It is the solution to a problem which has been swirling around in your head for the longest time. In my case, it had to do with … Continue reading

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Penny Floor Obsessed

Someone save me from myself, because I’m about to walk off a cliff and dive into the land of pennies. I’m serious. But before I tell you about my latest obsession, I will update you on the Homes Tour. The … Continue reading

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