Aug 29

Frugal Fun – Part One

Some people still confuse frugal living with stingy living and/or miserly living. I am not sure how this came about, but I hope that frugalists start taking some action towards changing these perceptions. Stingy and miserly people often go without basic human necessities because they hate to part with their money. Frugal people love things like soft toilet paper and delicious food; they just think about how they can get Continue reading ...

Aug 27

Loose Change

My first child is due any day now.  I am a Daddy-To-Be!  I am very excited and a bit nervous, as I guess most people normally are when something (or someone) new is on the horizon.  There are so many new things about this experience: a new person coming into the world, a new person to laugh and play with, a new person living in the home, new sleeping (or Continue reading ...

Aug 26

3 Good Reasons to Play the Ukulele

The ukulele is a terrific instrument for many different reasons.  It is a frugal instrument extraordinaire. Find out why. Continue reading ...

Aug 24

The Public Library

Ahhh … the public library … sweet music to the ears of the devoted froogalist!  Quite possibly one of the best frugal inventions of all time.

The Great Library of Alexandria was founded about 300bc.  I am not sure if the ancient Egyptians knew how their brilliant idea would so profoundly affect world, but I’m glad that they went ahead and did it anyway.  Today, the public library Continue reading ...

Aug 22

Dietary Fiber Supplements

I try to supplement my dietary fiber each day.  It makes me feel like I’m being good to my body.  Dietary fiber supplement manufacturers like Metamucil (owned by Proctor & Gamble) point out a variety of health benefits including promoting digestive health (keeping your bowels healthy and working regularly)  as well as lowering cholesterol and improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.  The benefits of Continue reading ...