Spend Less Money

None of us like to flush our hard earned dollars down the toilet every week. But most of us do it one way or another.

Overspending, not tracking where your money goes, and falling into debt can wreck your financial security. But there is hope.

We believe in the power of budgeting, spending less money than you make, and finding ways to cut expenses. Those things got us off the paycheck to paycheck cycle and they can work for you too.

We share our very best tips for spending less money and taking control of your finances here.

Pile of Coupons with Expiration Dates

Can You Use a Coupon the Day it Expires?

If you're new to couponing, coupon expiration dates and individual store policies can be confusing. You might have several questions about when coupons expire, whether you can use an expired coupon or not, and what you can do with coupons that have expired. Check out the answers to these questions and more here.

Learn How to Save Money Aggressively with an Aggressive Saving Strategy

How to Aggressively Save Money

There are several reasons to pursue an aggressive savings strategy. Maybe you're sick of living paycheck to paycheck without much to show for it, perhaps you want to reach your financial goals faster, or maybe you're just not where you want to be. Learn how to aggressively save money with these 16 tips.

Stack of Coupons You Can Get From Companies for Free

How Can I Get Coupons from Companies for Free?

There are tons of places to get grocery coupons. Supermarket flyers, newspaper inserts, online printables, and more. But my favorite way is to just reach out to my favorite brand and ask them nicely to send me a coupon if possible. This works and the coupons you get direct from the manufacturer tend to be higher value than you find anywhere else.

How to Crush a No Spend Challenge

How to Do a No Spend Challenge Successfully

If you've been on a spending spree lately or if you just want to save a bunch of money quickly, a no spend challenge might be just the thing to get your bank balance heading in the right direction. You can use the money you save to pay down debt, start an emergency fund, or make faster progress on one of your financial goals. Learn how to crush a no spend challenge here.

An Expensive Looking Latte

Is Buying Coffee a Waste of Money and Making You Poor?

It's become quite fashionable among personal finance experts and boomers to bash millennials for buying coffee drinks and avocado toast. Coffee shamers say these indulgences are the reason you're broke or unable to buy a home. You might've also heard that you can get rich if you quit buying coffee and invest that money. Let's do the math and separate fact from fiction.

The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

Frugal vs Cheap – What’s the Difference?

Frugal people and cheap people both want to save money. How they go about doing that is quite different. Cheap people only care about price. The frugal person uses price as just one of multiple factors that determine whether to spend money or not. Frugality is about spending money wisely and getting the most value. It's not about getting the lowest price.

Frugal fatigue sets in when you've been living on a strict budget for some time.

Frugal Fatigue – What It Is and How to Fight It

If you've been living below your means, saying no to expensive things, and living frugally for quite some time, beware of frugal fatigue. You might feel like you're not making progress fast enough or you might just be sick of watching every dollar. Rather than ruining all your progress by splurging, learn how to fight frugal fatigue.

Stick to your budget and your diet with these cheap keto dinner recipes

41 Cheap Keto Dinner Recipes – Quick and Easy Keto Recipes You’ll Love

Following a ketogenic diet isn't always easy. It can be expensive as well. The good news is that it is possible to do keto without busting your grocery budget. I've compiled my favorite low cost keto dinner recipes into this one post. I'm sure you'll find a few keto friendly recipes you'll love.

16 Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipes

16 Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Making your own dog treats might sound crazy if you've never done it before, but you'll save money, you can use only the best quality ingredients, and your dog will thank you with wet, slobbery kisses.

Saving Money at Walgreens

18 Easy Ways You Can Start Saving Money at Walgreens Today

With so many Walgreens stores and so many ways to save big bucks there on products your family uses every day, it makes good sense to learn how to save money at Walgreens. Here's the ultimate guide to saving money at Walgreens.

Use this Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

Stop Buying the Blue Stuff! Use This Easy Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe Instead

Getting your windows and glass surfaces sparkling clean doesn't require ammonia or overpriced store-bought glass cleaners. You can get your windows spotless and streak free with this simple super cheap homemade glass cleaner recipe.

How to Save Money on Meat

20 Smart Ways to Save Money on Meat Every Time You Shop

If you eat meat, it probably takes up a large percentage of your grocery budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to lower your spending on meat without sacrificing taste, quality, or your favorite recipes. Get my best tips for saving money on meat here.

Get Free Grocery Coupons in the Mail

How to Get Free Grocery Coupons from 300+ Brands

Couponing is a good way to save a lot of money on groceries. One way to get great coupons is to contact the brands you love and ask if they have coupons available. I have a huge list of brands and their contact info you can use to get started.

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Welcome to Kinda Frugal

Hi I'm Sara! My husband Jerry and I are on a mission to earn more, spend less, get out of debt, retire early, and enjoy life. We want to help you do the same. Learn more →