Frugal Friday Tips

Frugal Friday Tips: The Best Stores for School Clothes

Frugal Friday Tips: The Best Stores For School Clothes
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello, money-savers! Another beautiful summer week passed and 10 great money-saving articles caught our attention. Everybody’s focusing on school these days, some of us still need to go on a vacation, while others just need a little push to be more successful. These 10 frugal Friday tips are just what you need. Plus, reading them is not only useful, but also fun. Keep reading and let us know which article was your favorite!

In case you are looking for a good place to buy school clothes, you’ve come to the right place! Cheapism organized a survey to ask store managers about the return policies (in case the little ones don’t like the clothes, of course), prices, stock status and so on. Another great idea about this article is that it presents the most affordable stores and their best priced items. Yes, you may have to buy one item here and one there, but this could actually save you a lot of money! Read their article before you buy anything school related, OK?

If you’re planning on moving into your new home these days, listen up to what WiseBread has to say! Few people realize that with a little bit of planning and online searching a lot of money can be saved! For instance, before you start packing, how about you sell some of the junk? Organizing a rummage sale is always a good idea! Then, you can look for free boxes and pack your own stuff. Also, you may want to move off-season, when moving companies have a slow business. If you think these tips helped, just wait til you read the entire article!

5 Tips to Make Your Child Behave – Parenting Squad

Well, since we’re talking about going to school, discussing your little one’s behavior is a must. First of all, there are parents who spoil their kids in good faith (they are so little, we want them to have all the things we didn’t have and so on) and then they realize that this wasn’t the best approach. If you too have a toddler about to start school, don’t treat things lightly and be consistent in what you say and do, ground them if you have to, explain your actions and give them space to process everything. All the other tips and tricks are right here.

This article was written by a stay-at-home mom who decided to share her ideas with you. Apparently, there are a lot of things you save money on by raising your kids at home: you don’t have to spend a lot of your attire (pajamas are very inexpensive!), you and your family get to eat cooked meals instead of takeout food and you don’t have to think about childcare costs. Plus, you get to spend quality time with the newest members of your family! But don’t believe us, read the whole article!

Do you ever wonder how rich people deal with credit scores and how the bank calculates it? Well, you will be surprised to find out that being rich doesn’t affect their credit score that much and that occupation and employment are not always a factor. However, one’s loyalty to a company, a very stable income and the accumulation of several promotions are things that are taken into consideration. If you want to find out more about how your credit scores are calculated, read this entire article! 

No kid wants to leave home, vacation and fun and go back to school! However, Sarah Titus thinks there are 5 things you can do to change all that. Plus, all these ways are frugal, so no money involved! First of all, focus on friends- the little one will get to spend time with his/her friends again, they’ll get to have sleepovers and do homework together (on a second thought, you may not want to mention homework!). Another thing you can do is turn shopping for school clothes into a very big deal that involves taking your time, having fun, trying on silly clothes and then rubbing each other’s feet once you get home. For the other 3 tricks, you’ll have to read Sarah’s article!

Do not throw away that fruit and vegetable leftover! Put it down right now! According to PopSugar Smart Living, there are 26 frugal ways you can do with your leftovers, from citric cleaner, to a spray that fixes smelly feet, beauty masks, stocks and the list goes on. Apparently, every single piece of fruit and vegetable has its place in the circle of life, so why not read this article? Numbers  17 and 21 are our absolute favorites!  

Be honest and answer this question: are you lazy? It’s OK, you’re not the only one. If you want to achieve something in your life, there are 8 excuses you just have to stop making, from “I’m busy” to “I’m tired” and their close relatives. You could even try eliminating one every week, if it’s too hard to say goodbye to 8 good friends! According to this article, people who never make excuses are happier, more successful, look and feel younger and make more money. Unfortunately, lying in bed till noon every day will never take you very far. Read the article and you’ll understand what we’re talking about!

How To Actually Get Things Done – Living Well Spending Less

Having trouble achieving your goals? It’s probably because you’re not very organized. According to this article, all you have to do is write down on a piece of paper all the things you want to achieve, them break them into small steps and cross them off the list as you go along. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so be patient! Also, you may want to avoid distractions like friends who always bring you down, too much TV or sleeping too much (we all need rest, but if you have a headache after 10 hours of sleep and have no idea what caused it, you’re on the wrong track!) Read this article on Living Well Spending Less and start achieving things!

If you’re about to leave home and go visit a new country (or county for that matter), always keep an eye on your money! There are things you could do, like splitting your credit cards into several wallets, only carrying small bills and watching out for scammers. Also, leave your precious jewelry at home, don’t draw attention to your possessions and try to fly under the radar. Listen Money Matters wrote an entire article about how to protect your money while on vacation and you better read it before you start packing!

Have you read anything interesting this week? Are there any vacation tips you would like to share with us?

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for DontPayFull.com as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

1 Comment

  • Getting ready to go back to school is, without a doubt, one of the most stressful things that parents have to go through on a yearly basis, so thank you very much for posting your advice with regards to this. I also like the tips on how to make money as a stay-at-home mom. This is something that a lot of people could learn valuable lessons from – because there is no need that you shouldn’t be able to be financially independent just because you don’t go out to work. There is every chance that you can still earn some money and hold your own.

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