• Holidays,  Personal,  Simplicity

    Family Tradition

    Once upon a time when Katie was small money was really tight. I’d spent most of my cash on Black Friday in order to afford to give my baby the best Christmas I could afford. Katie wanted Christmas candy that year. In order to keep her happy I promised her that on the day after Christmas, once candy went on…

  • Freebies,  Frugality

    Cheap or Free Books, Music, and Movies

    I am a bibliophile. I love books of all kinds and read voraciously.  Over the years I have spent thousands of dollars on books alone, not including music, movies and other forms of entertainment. After moving out on my own I had less to spend, so I started looking for free or really cheap alternatives to buying all of this…