Embracing Missional Frugality

Perhaps you’re not familiar with the term missional. Basically, to be missional is to adopt the stance of a missionary in all you do. There’s a lot of buzz right now (at least back when I was able to keep up with the North American buzz) about the concept of churches becoming missional. The call is for churches to do everything with intentionality in order to reach out to those around … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

I talk with a lot of people who wish they could save a little more each month with their grocery bill.  Sometimes, the difference in amounts spent for food can be upwards of $100 -$200 per month for similar sized families.  Interestingly, most of the people I know who have their grocery budget under control utilize some or all of the tips below. Plan a Month’s Worth of Meals. If you’re like our … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money During Black Friday

10 Ways to Save Money During Black Friday Don't Shop - Honestly, don't use Black Friday as an excuse to cast aside discipline and spend money! There is no law that says you must shop on the day after Thanksgiving. We never go shopping on Black Friday (just don't ask about Cyber Monday)! Research - Details about the various sales that will be available can be found all over the … [Read more...]

How To Get A Good Deal When Shopping

Some folks are so enamored with the price.  They think a good deal is all about price.  I am a recovering price addict.  I used to think the lower the price the better.  However, I’m coming to realize a good deal can only be found when one factors in both the price and the value of an item. Consider the following fictional conversation: Low Price Lover: “I got a great deal on my new … [Read more...]

How To Sell On Craigslist

This is the third of a three part series where we are helping you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org. If you missed either of the first two articles you can view them below: Article #1: Spring Cleaning: Ebay Artcile #2: Spring Cleaning: Have a Garage … [Read more...]

How to Have a Sucessful Garage Sale

This is the second of a three part series where we will help you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org.  Stay tuned this week for the next posts.  Scheduled to post May 23rd, 2009. Article #1: Sell Something on Ebay.  Ebay article you can read it … [Read more...]