This project was inspired by my own unfortunate patio table accident. I was setting up our old patio table furniture outside in the spring. When I tried to put the patio umbrella through the hole in the middle of the table, I lost my footing. Because the umbrella pole was only partway in, it fell sideways. The glass top couldn’t handle the pressure and, as a result, shattered into millions of tiny pieces.
I’ve listed about 10 stellar reasons why you should use Mint for your monthly budget in this post, and it’s not an exhaustive list by any means. These are just the top 10, in my humble opinion.
Budgeting is the difference between being in charge of your money versus it being in charge of you.
Luckily, it’s never been easier or quicker to create a monthly budget, as you’ll see in this simple 5-step Mint tutorial.
This Mint tutorial will help you create your first monthly budget in less than an hour.
There’s a good chance you have the ingredients you need to make this simple chili– even if you’re running low on food at home.
It only requires 6 ingredients!
Inspired by current events and the need for my family to self-isolate, I decided to do the “Food On Hand” Mega Meal Plan Challenge. After inventorying all of our food, we were able to make a meal plan that should last us at least 3 more weeks – without going grocery shopping!
By now, I think all of us have heard the strongly suggested advice to self isolate and, if you must leave your home, to socially distance yourself from others (by at least 6 feet). Recommended group sizes keep shrinking. And as I am writing this, groups of 10 or more is now a no-no. If you can stay home, stay home. I know it’s not going to be possible for everyone to stay home, and this pandemic is going to…
I was working on some other topics to share with you here on Frugal Thumb this week, but in light of the current news about coronavirus, I thought maybe a post about calming meditation apps and breathing exercises might be more helpful for us all right now. I know I need to remember to take deep breaths and meditate more often in the coming weeks! It seems like every email I open, every post on Facebook, and every scroll through…
I want you to be aware of this gift card practice that I came across when using a gift card online. After reading this post, you’ll know what to do if it happens to you–and prevent it from happening to you! This literally happened to me this week: I tried to use one of my gift cards for Office Depot and their website told me it was invalid. Now, other people might assume that they just forgot that they’d used…
In this post, I share how you can save money on a refrigerator. Our family bought our refrigerator for half off the retail price simply by shopping online. We literally saved more than $1,600 on a brand new refrigerator!!!